No one likes to have the flu, and that is why many people rush as soon as autumn sets in to get a yearly flu vaccine. However, strains of flu are getting stronger with every attempt to eliminate the virus, and it is still possible to come down with the bug even after taking preveDIYpioneer37ntative measures. There are several different strains of what is referred to as “the flu.”
One is influenza, which mainly attacks the respiratory system and is characterized by cough, chills, fever and muscle aches and pains. Another strain is what is known as “stomach flu” which has symptoms such as stomach pains, loose stools, vomiting and dizziness.
Although the first type is technically influenza and the other is not, both types are referred to as the “flu” and can have common symptoms. The following is a list of symptoms that indicate that you may have the flu.
1. Tiredness and Fatigue
As winter sets in, the days get shorter and the night gets longer, you may find that you want to spend more time in bed. This may not be a sign that anything is wrong, but if you have a tired feeling as if you have to drag yourself around from place to place, you might be facing something more than a reaction to more darkness and less light.
It may be hard to identify sudden tiredness as a flu symptom, because it can be ascribed to many other problems, such as overwork and stress, but it can appear before other signs of the flu can be detected. We get fatigued at the very early stages of the flu because our immune system is working overtime to fight the flu virus. When you feel the need to rest, it is a good idea to listen to your body.