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.