Male 40 years old. Non smoker. Health isn't great at moment after recent seizures, but strong enough to fight off the usual seasonal infections. Strength and stamina of an ox. I have an underlying health condition that complicates things slightly and have in the past had pneumonia and bronchitis as secondary infections. Really fucking unpleasant. I've also had a couple of 'true' fevers during flu, one where I had visual hallucinations and one where I literally had to crawl along the floor as I didn't have the strength in my legs to get to the toilet. I know the difference between a cold and a proper nasty flu basically.
On a scale of 1-10, 1 being a mild snuffle and 10 being the aforementioned flu I would say I'm at a 3, pushing 4 when I get fever-ish.
But this is all relative as the symptoms don't match up exactly with the usual illnesses at this time of year.
I've had a slight persistent cough since January post a cold, mainly at night, not unusual for me. Since Friday that cough has changed to a much dryer cough and is consistent day and night.
The sore throat feels like it has since moved down the trachea.
I can feel it in my lungs centrally now, it's that empty-full feeling you might recognise if you've ever had a pneumonia, but it's not bad. A little bit of shortness of breath if I exert myself but otherwise fine.
Minor headache. Slightly fever-ish flushing around temples mainly and pain in neck. Some muscle pain. A bit of diarrhea this evening.
So, you would definitely know if you had these symptoms, it does feel different to the usual respiratory illnesses, but I did a full day of work from home today, I'd say productivity was 50% due to a bit of brain frog and tiredness.
I'd usually grab the opportunity to wrestle Joyrex naked and to the death at the drop of a hat, and back myself 100% to return victorious with his still warm heart between my teeth, but I'd have to postpone that right now.