jifaner (jifaner) wrote in thequestionclub,

Medical questions

1. Let me preface this question by saying that I am completely aware that the question club isn't a substitute for an actual doctors opinion. That being said, I'd like to know what you guys, based on any ailments you may have had in the past, think I have. My symptoms are fever, sometimes severe sore throat, horrible body aches (especially my neck), headaches, and no energy whatsoever. This is completely different than any other sickness I've had in years. There's almost no congestion and no sneezing like when I've had colds in the past. I work in a nursery and the flu has been going around there. I can't remember the last time I had the flu so I wouldn't know if that's what I may have. What do you guys think?

2.Do doctors usually run blood work tests or give you any kind of injections when they diagnose you with the flu?
The reason I ask is because my health insurance covers the visit after a co-pay but only covers 70% of any x rays, injections, or lab work. Like I said above,I can't remember the last time I had the flu so I'd like to know what I'm getting myself into money wise before I make my appt.

Thanks in advance.

3. I forgot to ask... does a person absolutely HAVE TO go to the doctor if they have the flu? Is there really anything a doctor can/will do other than tell me to get lots of rest and drink lots of fluids? I hate going to the doctor for many reasons and if I can fight this at home on my own I'd rather do that.

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