Flu Symptoms | Duration | Remedies
Flu Symptoms | Duration | Remedies by Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog
Generally speaking, there will be little doubt that you have the flu as opposed to a bad cold. I have had the flu several times in my life and unlike a common cold, it hits you like a ton of bricks. There will be no mistaking it.
Many flu symptoms are similar to that of a cold, but MUCH MORE SEVERE.
One of the biggest telltale signs that you have the flu is not only the list of symptoms below, but this: The symptoms will come on quickly and in a big way…
When I’ve had the flu, from the time that I began to feel “off” until when I knew that something was really wrong, was just a matter of hours.
You won’t know when you’ve come in contact with the flu virus. It will enter your respiratory tract, bind to cells there, and will begin replicating itself. Over and over. One to four days after contact it will enter the bloodstream. Then you’ll know it!
One difference from the common cold is FEVER. The flu will spike a high fever. Flu fever temperatures may range from 100 to 103 degrees F.
The body aches will knock you off your feet. Everything will ‘hurt’. The aches and pains are typically worse in the back and legs.
You will become very weak. In fact you may not even feel like you can get up at all. It can get that bad… You may be stuck in your bed for days.
It may seem odd to be shivering while running a fever. Your body raises its internal thermostat (fever) to fight off the virus. In so doing, you feel colder because your body’s temperature ‘set point’ went up. The shivering is a reactionary effort to stay warm.
OTHER FLU SYMPTOMS
Additional Flu symptoms will likely include headache, loss of appetite, dry cough, sore throat, and a runny/stuffy nose.