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Why do my legs and lower back ache so bad when I just have a cold?

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In brief: Muscle aches

Muscle aches and pains may indicate you have influenza or a more serious acute upper respiratory infection than you think.
Any fever/chills? See urgent care md for full history pregnancy test if indicated and physical exam.

In brief: Muscle aches

Muscle aches and pains may indicate you have influenza or a more serious acute upper respiratory infection than you think.
Any fever/chills? See urgent care md for full history pregnancy test if indicated and physical exam.
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In brief: Cold?

A fever, headache, and other aches and pains are common with the flu but less so with colds.
People who have colds usually have a stuffy nose and sore throat. That's less common when you have the flu. Flu symptoms often hit suddenly, which makes you weaker and weaker. A dry cough and fatigue can last 2 to 3 weeks. http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/cold-guide/relief-from-cold-aches-pains#1

In brief: Cold?

A fever, headache, and other aches and pains are common with the flu but less so with colds.
People who have colds usually have a stuffy nose and sore throat. That's less common when you have the flu. Flu symptoms often hit suddenly, which makes you weaker and weaker. A dry cough and fatigue can last 2 to 3 weeks. http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/cold-guide/relief-from-cold-aches-pains#1
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: Interferons

One of the many responses to viruses is the production of interferons as part of an immune response.
A side effect of interferons is aches. This is seen when interferons are injected as part of therapy for certain viral infections.

In brief: Interferons

One of the many responses to viruses is the production of interferons as part of an immune response.
A side effect of interferons is aches. This is seen when interferons are injected as part of therapy for certain viral infections.
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