Case study ( 5275 views as of January 23, 2019 )
Janice, a 45-year-old advertising executive, developed the flu in December. She took 10 days off work because of fever, cough, sore throat, headaches, fatigue and muscle aches. A month later she continued to have muscle aches in her back, shoulders and hips and fatigue. She felt tired even when she had slept for 10 hours. She had experienced an occasional migraine before but was now getting a low grade headache 2-3 days a week. She had been to a walk-in clinic and the physician there had ordered some blood tests to make sure she wasn't anemic and to check her thyroid. The test results were normal.
Two months later she made an appointment to see her regular family physician, who did a complete examination but could not find anything wrong. He wondered if she had developed fibromyalgia after the flu and referred her to a rheumatologist. She was later informed that the specialist appointment wasn't for six months. She could benefit her condition by seeing her family doctor again and asking for a referral to a pain specialist. She might get a referral to a neurolgist or a psychiatrist. Lastly, either a chiropractor or a naturopath might help.Author: Dr. Pamela Squire