Note: this entry was originally posted in 2006 because I’d noticed someone had vandalised the “common cold” wikipedia entry. Since then, this page has received thousands upon thousands of hits from people searching for an answer to why their testicles hurt when they’ve got a cold/the flu. I can only assume it’s common for your balls to hurt when you have a cold. That said, if you’re worried, go see a doctor dudes!
// ORIGINAL ENTRY:
So, I’m just looking for potential remedies to try and get rid of this immense whole-body ache, sore throat, general lethargy, temperature fluctuations etc.. and I come across the common cold article in wikipedia. Imagine my surprise when I see the following text:
Now, I’m no doctor, but I’m pretty sure the common cold doesn’t affect the testicles. (Somebody, please, correct me if I’m wrong?!) (eta: it’s been fixed. Glad I took that screenshot!)
I do wonder if I have the flu instead of a cold though. I’ve got a massive headache that immediately worsens if I move my head at all, my throat feels like I’ve swallowed a cheese grater and my entire body aches. I also had this weird temperature thing last night where the more layers I put on, the colder I got, causing pretty violent shivers. I’m even finding it hard to gather the energy to type, which is bloody rare for me. I’m looking for more sympathy here people…