Not much to add except I’m at the end of day 2 of flu-like symptoms. Thought it was a major fibromyalgia flare at first, but then I began sneezing and coughing from nasal drainage down the back of my throat. Chills, aches and pain. Extra-strength Acetaminophen helps with the pain, but when it wears off, the pain is right back, strong as ever.
Looked online for flu symptoms and I have enough of the ones listed that I’m sure that’s what’s going on. I read that the immune response to viruses is what causes the pain. Did not know that, but it seems logical. It’s your body trying to kill off those bad cells that don’t belong in your body. Makes me wonder what triggers my immune system to attack my body when I don’t have the flu, like in osteoarthritis or fibromyalgia. Hope some scientist figures it out one day so we can end these painful auto-immune diseases.
Be safe — wash your hands — disinfect the surfaces in your car — come to find out, the flu virus can live for 1-2 days before dying. Gads… trying to remember where I was 3-4 days ago.