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The January 2016- flu blues?

Main symptoms
Flu can give you any of the following symptoms:
a sudden fever – a temperature of 38C (100.4F) or above
a dry, chesty cough
a headache
tiredness and weakness
aching muscles
limb or joint pain
diarrhoea or abdominal (tummy) pain
nausea and vomiting
a sore throat
a runny or blocked nose
loss of appetite
difficulty sleeping
Is it flu or a cold?
It can sometimes be difficult to tell if you have flu or just a cold, as the symptoms can be quite similar. The main differences are:
Flu symptoms:
come on quickly
usually include fever and aching muscles
make you feel too unwell to continue your usual activities
Cold symptoms:
come on gradually
mainly affect your nose and throat
are fairly mild, so you can still get around and are usually well enough to go to work
When to visit your GP
If you are otherwise fit and healthy, there’s usually no need to visit your GP if you have flu-like symptoms.
You should just rest at home until you feel better, while keeping warm, drinking plenty of water and taking painkillers if necessary. Read more about how to treat flu.
Consider visiting your GP if:
you’re 65 years of age or over
you’re pregnant
you have a long-term medical condition – such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease or a neurological disease
you have a weakened immune system – for example, because you’re having chemotherapy or have HIV
you develop chest pain, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or start coughing up blood
your symptoms are getting worse over time or haven’t improved after a week