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Fatigue and flu

An intense feeling of exhaustion is common when suffering from flu

Echinacea is a traditional herb known to aid the body in its fight against colds and flu by supporting the immune system – but not all Echinacea is the same! Research shows that the fresher the herb, the more effective the remedy will be, which is why our Echinaforce cold and flu remedies are made using freshly harvested Echinacea.



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    Eileen — 14.01.2018 14:56
    Hello. I had a chest infection and its gone. Now my eyes are drowsy and heavy and some dizziness. Doctor gave me eye drops as eyes were v dry this morning and vertigo tablets. Its so strange. There is some cold going around with heavy eyes.

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      Ina — 16.01.2018 20:08
      I came down with this flu Jan 2 and now I have been experiencing the same symptoms (dizzy and dry eyes) as well as feeling exhausted the past two days and wondering how long will this last?

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      Jen Tan — 16.01.2018 20:15
      Hello Ina. Yes, the current strain of virus appears to give rise to a number of unusual symptoms. From what we have seen, dryness or heaviness of eyes and dizziness lasts between 2 to 3 days, but tiredness and exhaustion will persist for up to two or even three weeks.

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    Rachel Roberts — 30.12.2017 14:42
    I have had severe flu now for 12 days with awful nausea causing me not to want to eat anything. I am desperate to regain full health and energy. Apart from Vit C and zinc rich foods what else can I try?

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      Jen Tan — 31.12.2017 13:04
      Hello Rachel. I am sorry to hear that you have been feeling so unwell. There is a particular strain of infection doing the rounds and patients report needing between 10 and 20 days to attain full recovery. To help speed the process up, we would recommend the use of Echinacea and Elderberry - this comes in the form of a hot drink which can itself, be comforting. Some people also find chicken soup of help. Vitamin C and Zinc as a supplement or in the diet can help - but these tend to do so in the longer term.

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      Rachel Roberts — 31.12.2017 18:52
      Thank you Dr Tan I will follow up on your advice and hopefully begin to feel a little stronger day by day. This strain is deadly and have never suffered this badly or as long in my life! Can I ask of I can now Dr the flu vaccine when I'm better as I missed this earlier this season. Rachel

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      Jen Tan — 02.01.2018 10:51
      Hello Rachel. The benefit of having a flu vaccine now is not so great as most of the 'flu season' will be gone. My judgement is that the risks will be outweighed by any potential benefit of the vaccine.

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    Anna Carr — 28.12.2017 19:00
    Just at the end of the flu now and I'm just left with the gut wrenching cough and fatigue where I just keep falling asleep and feeling like I've been in the trenches for about a month. Any tips on combating this tiredness please

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      Jen Tan — 31.12.2017 13:04
      Hello Anna. Tiredness seems to be a major feature of the strain of viral infection doing the rounds at the moment. First, keep yourself well-hyrated - this will help your immune system recover. Using Echinacea will help resolve any residual symptoms that may be lingering. For tiredness specifically, we would recommend the use of the A.Vogel Balance drink.

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      Regine — 16.01.2018 15:05
      Feeling same

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Echinaforce® - Echinacea drops and tablets for cold and flu relief

For relieving the symptoms of colds and flu. Also in 15 & 100ml drops, 42 & 120 tabs.
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Echinaforce® Echinacea Hot Drink. Soothing and palatable hot drink.
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