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When I get a virus I seemed to take a long time to recover is this common with people with CP

Riga
Riga Member Posts: 7 Listener
For the past three week I had headaches and feeling sick.  I now getting lots of aches and tightness in the throat.  GP said virus take time to leave us.  Has anyone with CP have problems.

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  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Riga and welcome to the community! I'm sorry to hear the virus has affected you for so long, that cannot be pleasant at all! I have CP and I know it can take me a while to get over this type of thing. When was the last time you went and saw your GP? It may be worth going back if it persists.
    Scope

  • Riga
    Riga Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Hi Chole.  Thank you responding to message.  The virus started three weeks ago with headaches and feeling sick which has now improved but I get aches in my body and my throat feeling tight.  I saw the GP last Thursday and told me to take pain tablets. He said it would take time.  I noticed over the years it take a long time for me to feel better after a virus.  Any suggestions on medications I can take.  I not on any prescribed drugs.
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Riga, I'm sorry to hear this! I have found heat packs to be really helpful. I really hope this doesn't last too long!
    Scope

  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,105

    Scope community team

    Hi @Riga
    Good to meet you! It's definitely not nice feeling ill for 3 weeks. Viruses can take some time to fully recover from. We're not able to recommend medications because we aren't medically trained. I can suggest that you rest as much as you can and stay hydrated.
    Let us know how you get on. :)
    Scope
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