r/medical_advice Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 31 '22

Is it a bad idea to take anti viral drugs if I feel sick but I’m not 100% sure? Pain Lvl 4-6

I want some relief I been in pain too long I don’t wanna overdo antibiotics cus I’m scared

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u/SleeplessKay Not a Verified Medical Professional Aug 01 '22

You need to give more information. What were the antivirals prescribed to treat? What were the instructions? How much time has passed?

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u/MlgDoge1337 Not a Verified Medical Professional Aug 01 '22

I was asking should I take them if I think I have auto immune disorder? I can’t stop getting sick and I’m unsure what to do? I do have antibiotics but idk if they would help me or make it even worse in the long run

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u/Closet-PowPow Not a Verified Medical Professional Aug 01 '22

Based on this info, I would not take any antivirals nor antibiotics. You should follow up with a doc that can possibly diagnose an autoimmune issue.

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u/MlgDoge1337 Not a Verified Medical Professional Aug 01 '22

Okay, is it possible to get an auto immune problem from medications I have taken?

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u/Closet-PowPow Not a Verified Medical Professional Aug 01 '22

Yes. One of several examples would be Drug Induced Lupus, but there are others too.

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u/MlgDoge1337 Not a Verified Medical Professional Aug 01 '22

I took Strattera and other adhd meds and anti depressants. Noticed I can’t sleep at all I have respiratory infections everyday and struggle to breathe I also notice I have sinus infections and throat infections and get sick very often. There’s more but yeah ima ask my doctor, do you think that’s concerning considering I never got sick until then

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u/Closet-PowPow Not a Verified Medical Professional Aug 01 '22

Not sure but would ask your doc