Flu-like symptoms upon waking


I made this post because for a couple of weeks now I have noticed that I wake up feeling unwell most days and this never used to happen. It started maybe 2-3 weeks ago; I woke up in the morning and my throat was very sore, my nose was a bit blocked and I had just a mild headache. I hadn't been out the night before or anything so I couldn't make a link. I thought that this would be the start of a cold so I didn't worry about it too much. But over the next few days I notice a pattern. I only felt really ill in the morning and then throughout the day I was fine. Sometimes late at night before going to bed my nose would block up a bit, but then in the morning I would get the sore throat and a headache. Today I woke up feeling worse than the other days. My head is hurting (and normally it would have gone by now), my throat was sore but now it has mostly gone away and my nose is fine.

I don't know if this is a musculoskeletal issue (I saw a Chiropractor last week but nothing was picked up in my neck, and they did the usual treatment for me), or if maybe I have a virus of some sort?

Please let me know if anything strikes you as familiar to a known sickness, or if you have any recommendations. I'd really like to wake up feeling well again.

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  • I had similar symptoms and it turned out to be sinusitis. Doctor couldn't help me so I took matters into my own hands and bought the nasal spray by sinus soothe. The sore head, sinus pain, fatigue all went after a week or so. Now Ive been clear for nearly four months which is a relief because i SUFFERED for five years. I'm not saying you have sinusitsi and I'm not saying you shouldn't trust your doctor. What I am saying is to go seen your doctor and get this diagnosed and if the doctor and his medicines don't work don't be afraid to look at alternative medicines and treatments :)

  • Thanks so much for the reply and advice!!