Yes, after poking fun at P's exaggerated common cold symptoms, I then caught his pesky bug and suffered all over the weekend. Generally a common cold for me is just the usual sneezing and sniffles with a sore throat and mild headache . This time it seemed much worse and I ended up spending the whole of Sunday in bed, mostly asleep. I don't know if this was a particularly nasty cold virus or whether my symptoms could have been combined with a reaction to my first ever flu jab on Tuesday.
As Tasker commented in my previous post there are some medical opinions that suggest that a male's reaction to such viruses is worse due to the lack of female sex hormones which apparently offer more protection. Perhaps as I am now way past child bearing age my hormone levels no longer offer me the same level of protection.
Whatever the reason, it knocked me sideways and I certainly don't want to catch anything else.