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On October I got the flu vaccine at Costco. However on January 12 I started having flu-like symptoms: severe sore throat and dry cough that lasted for 10 days, 2-3 days of mild fever, extremely week and sore joints for about 4 days, no runny nose but felt congested and post-nasal drip, and swollen lymph nodes in neck and one in the back of the head (occipital, non tender). I got tested for strep throat and mono, which came back negative, diagnosis was "viral Faringitis".
About 6 days after the symptoms started and 2 days after fever stopped, I started having night sweats and been having them for exactly 3 weeks now. Some nights very mild and a few nights completely soaked. This is not normal for me since I'm usually very cold and I'm used to sleeping with a lot of blankets, however now it doesn't matter if I only sleep with one blanket, it doesn't seem to help. My lymph nodes are not painful anymore however I can still feel them in the neck and in the back on the head.
I'm wondering if it's possible I got the flu even if I got the shot? And also if it's normal having night sweats and lymph nodes for this long or should I be concerned?
On a side notes: In January I started taking medication for acid reflux (pantoprazole) and I changed my birth control prescription. (In case this could be related)
Any help or experience you could share with me would be useful!! Thank you
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