Post flu fatigue

Caught the flu and took rest for three days in bed. Showed up to work on day 5 (I've recovered from the symptoms for the most part) but was very fatigued and had to take the day off. Wasn't able to think clearly.

Searching online, apparently post flu fatigue can last anywhere from a few months to even a year. That is ridiculous and I don't buy that.

Was wondering if anyone else was down with the flu and how did they manage that. Also, does it really take that long to become functional?

PS: I have a good immune system in general and I'm not used to being sick

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Nov 29, 2021 - 12:30pm

It is going to be different for everyone.  I imagine that you are probably already sleep deprived as an analyst.  I would try and push to catchup on some sleep and if you are working out, take a deload week.  These should allow you to rebuild your energy up and get back to a normal cycle faster.  

Nov 29, 2021 - 2:39pm

This is a good case study for why continually ridiculing mask-wearing and the booster shot is plain foolish. Sure, COVID has a high survival rate, and is probably overplayed to an extent, but it's the latent long-haul neurological deficits (AKA brain damage) that are scary. Why risk it? OP, you're right: post-viral fatigue is in many cases permanent.

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Nov 29, 2021 - 9:07pm

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