'THE CRUD'

An affliction that strikes me at least once a year, and which I am now suffering.
  1. Very sore throat, especially in the morning.
  2. On and off runny nose.
  3. Dry cough where you can't even work up the air to cough even though you feel that you need to.
  4. Mild inconsistent muscle and joint aches.
  5. Fever, which breaks during sleep and makes your mornings gorgeously covered in a sheen of sweat.
  6. Sneezing several times in a row.
    I do this regularly, so it might not actually be a side effect of The Crud.