• Welcome to Phoenix Rising!

    Created in 2008, Phoenix Rising is the largest and oldest forum dedicated to furthering the understanding of, and finding treatments for, complex chronic illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia, long COVID, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), and allied diseases.

    To become a member, simply click the Register button at the top right.

Ba.4 and Ba.5 variant present with different symptoms


Senior Member
It's good to know that the symptoms for two new variants of COVID are different from previous variants. The symptoms are similar to those of viral meningitis. Not a cold, not the flu. BA.5 symptoms are fever, headache, neck stiffness, sensitive to light, irritability, nausea, exhaustion, numbness/tingling in extremities along one side, throbbing muscle and joint pain, and some GI involvement.

Here's one article about it.