Hi @ellebelle, I too have PPS but have never made a connection with the common cold or even with a severe bout of flu last year. Maybe we're just getting older!
Good point that most [99.5% at least] of our GPs have no knowledge of polio. That was made clear to me about 5 years ago when hospitalized with a totally unconnected condition....a very young Asian trainee doctor picked up that I had had polio in 1950. Our local specialists simply hadn't a clue.
Hope you get well soon.