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Back aches and pains with heavy cold

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cleoismycat Tue 08-Jan-13 08:32:34

Is this normal? It seems to come in waves. I have a cough and a sore throat and a few times a day I'm getting these aches and pains in the middle to top of my back that mean I have to lay on a hot water bottle for half an hour. It doesn't feel like I've pulled a muscle, more like flu-type aches but just in that area. Could it be part of the virus?

Ninetyninepercent Tue 08-Jan-13 10:50:18

I had a cold recently where I had backache in around the same areas you're describing in the afternoon and middle of the night. Ibuprofen sorted it out. It went a few days after I stopped having the cold symptoms. It was weird and like you say not really the typical achy flu-ey feelings you get with a normal cold.

cleoismycat Tue 08-Jan-13 21:52:24

Turns out I have a chest infection!

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