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Freshers Flu: What's That


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You’re half way through Freshers week and your feeling rotten, all you want to do is wrap up in your duvet. Sounds like you have got yourself a case of Freshers Flu.

Freshers Flu: What's That

What are the signs that I have Freshers Flu?

Shivering- Even your hot water bottle, woolly hat, jumpers and joggers aren’t keeping you warm.

Fever- You have a fever but at the same time want to jump into an ice bath, your feeling hot and cold.

Sneezing- You have managed to drag yourself to your induction lecture but you can’t hear anything the lecturer is saying over your coughing and sneezing.

Headache- You feel like burying your head under your pillow all day and not communicating with anyone.

Grogginess- Getting up and moving around will feel like more effort than moving into halls.

What has caused it?

Mingling- You’ll be coming into contact with loads of new ‘best friends’ from all over the place, the perfect opportunity for germs to spread.

Lack of sleep- Attending every night out can be tiring, try taking a night off with a movie.

Excessive alcohol- Too much alcohol can weaken your immune systems. Maybe that next round isn't such a good idea after all.

Eating junk food- 3am takeout’s and hangover munchies may feel like the right idea at the time but junk food will only make you feel a whole lot worst. Get some decent food down you to help you feel better.

Stress- The pressure of moving, meeting new people and starting University can be stressful. Try not to do more than you can handle with the fear of missing out.   

How can I cure it?

Eat healthy- Eat your greens like your parents always told you.

Drink lots of water- Stay hydrated and flush out and flush out all of those Freshers' flu toxins.

Take paracetamol- It won’t cure you but you’ll feel a lot better.

Berocca is your new best friend- get your essential vitamins by taking supplements like Berocca or the shop's own-brand version – basically the same product, but for less money!

Get an early night- Sleep yourself better and catch up on those Zs and de-stress. 


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