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What are symptoms of the flu? & if I have every symptom of the flu except body pain, could it still be the flu?

It is possible. In general, the flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms such as fever, body aches, extreme tiredness, and dry cough are more common and intense. Colds are usually milder than the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations. Read more...

Is it still considered the flu if the symptoms are vomiting the first day then fatigue, hot flashes, extreme sensitivity to cold and body aches?

"The flu" True "flu" is a single virus--influenza--with a number of different strains. Sometimes they can have varying symptoms including vomiting and the others you described. But a number of other viruses get called "the flu" by people on assumption, without testing. The only way to know for sure if you have influenza is to have a test performed on your nasal secretions by your physician. Read more...
Maybe. Flu can cause vomiting though that's less likely than fever and bad cold symptoms. Other viruses that feel like the flu but more likely to cause vomiting. Adenovirus very common in our area right now. It can cause everything associated with a cold and everything associated with a stomach bug. Just for fun you can also get pink eye, rash, viral meningitis, and blood in urine. Lasts 7-14 days, too. Read more...