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Phrases When not Feeling Well

You have to know different expressions if you want to be a good English speaker. Knowing more than one way to say something can make your English sound more natural. 

First. We must know some common diseases and injuries that we may be exposed to, and the necessary medicines that we must take.


Some common diseases and injuries:

  • A cold
  • A cough
  • A headache
  • A runny nose
  • Bedridden
  • Bruises
  • Cold sweats
  • Cuts
  • Down with the flu
  • Feel faint / light-headed / dizzy
  • Gashes
  • Have constipation
  • Have diarrhea / the runs
  • Off sick
  • Pull a sickie
  • Pulled a muscle
  • Scratchy or itchy throat
  • Sore throat
  • Sores
  • Stomach bug / stomach flu
  • Swelling / swollen things
  • Temperature
  • Throwing up / vomiting / be sick

Some common medicines and treatments:
  • A pill
  • Cures
  • Drink loads of water / Take plenty of fluids
  • Get some fresh air and exercise
  • Have/Get a jab / a vaccination / an injection
  • Medicine
  • Remedies
  • Shake it off
  • Some medicine
  • Some syrup
  • Treatment

Phrases to say when you feel unwell


If you feel sick, how would you describe how you feel? Here are phrases to say:

  1. (I feel) lousy.
  2. A bit better.
  3. A bit rough.
  4. A bit the worse for wear.
  5. A little under the weather.
  6. As well as can be expected.
  7. Bloody awful.
  8. Feeling under the weather
  9. I am feeling sick.
  10. I am feeling very tired today.
  11. I am much better now, thank you.
  12. I am not doing too well.
  13. I am unwell.
  14. I don't feel well.
  15. I feel a bit rough.
  16. I feel rubbish.
  17. I have a bad headache.
  18. I have a pain in my back.
  19. I have a sore arm.
  20. I have been feeling very ill since I ate lunch.
  21. I have been feeling very run-down lately.
  22. I think I’m coming down with something.
  23. I think I'm getting worse.
  24. I think I've caught a bug.
  25. I’m not feeling 100%.
  26. I’m not feeling great.
  27. I'm getting better, but I'm still a bit tired.
  28. I'm still not feeling well.
  29. Much the same as yesterday.
  30. My … is killing me!
  31. My leg really hurts today.
  32. Not so great.
  33. Not too good.

Phrases to say and write when someone feeling unwell


how do you show your interest in someone who is not feeling well? Here are some sentences and phrases:

  1. Checking in to say I love you and you’re going to get through this. I’m always here if you need to talk or just want some baked goods!
  2. For your illness, a few candies and flowers may not be the perfect cure. But they will cheer you up for sure. Get well soon.
  3. Get well soon. I have come with my magical powers so that you don’t feel sick.
  4. How are you doing? I happened to hear about your health. If you want to talk, I’m here to listen.
  5. How are you feeling? If there’s anything I can do for you, let me know. I’m here for you.
  6. I heard about your diagnosis. I hope I’m not overstepping by mentioning it. I just wanted to let you know I’m here to help your family with anything at all.
  7. I hope this get well wish brings a smile to your face. You are too beautiful to be feeling down.
  8. I may not have a medical degree but I do have friendship’s healing touch.
  9. I wanted to remind you how much of a boss you are. You’re one of the strongest people I’ve ever met. You’re gonna kick this thing’s butt, I know it.
  10. I wish I was a magician so I could make you fit and healthy with the wave of a wand!
  11. I’m here now, to keep sickness at bay. In no time, you’ll be laughing and smiling away. Get well soon.
  12. I’m here to talk when you’re feeling up to it. I know you don’t like being called brave or strong, but you are — that’s the truth. I love you!
  13. If I have it my way, I shall never let you fall ill again!
  14. If you need to talk to someone who’s been through this, I’m here. I never felt like talking about my diagnosis, but when I did, I always felt better.
  15. I'm sorry you're not feeling well. Maybe you should go home to bed?
  16. Is there anything I can do to help?
  17. Praying that you get well soon and experience the joys of being healthy again.
  18. Sending you well wishes for your quick recovery and good health.
  19. That sounds terrible. Have you seen a doctor?
  20. Thoughtful prayers sent to you that you will soon feel better again.
  21. We hope you feel better because we miss you so much.
  22. You should get some rest. Get well soon!

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