I'm so tired of being sick...what do you think?

  1. Help! I've been sick for several weeks now. Early December, I started out with a horrible sore throat. No swollen tonsils, no pus. Sore throat and hoarseness were my only symptoms. By about 5 days of symptoms, I started coughing. After another 4-5 days of coughing (total a week and a half of symptoms) I went to an urgent care clinic. They gave me Tussionex to take qhs and the perrls for cough during daytime (cannot remember name of med). MD suggested Delsym for daytime cough. The perrls didn't help. So, now I'm in at least my third week of coughing. It's been slightly productive (yellowish to clear, depending on my fluid intake). I have to blow my nose frequently. I am so tired of this! I'm on my FOURTH bag of cough drops. I'm out of prescreption meds, and am going to go broke buying more OTC! My posterior chest wall HURTS, esp when I cough. I'm a student, so I'm fairly broke, but at least I have insurance. Does anyone have experience with these symptoms (yourself or seen witness to?). I've been lucky so far that I haven't gotten an ear or sinus infections (I manage to do that with almost every cold). What about the chest pain (it's only when coughing, on left posterior wall)? I know I need to see an MD again, but I'm out of town, and it's Christmas Day. I keep hoping if I put it off it will go away, but obviously, it hasn't. Tips and comments appreciated. -Andrea
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  3. by   kathy_79
    aneroo, i just ot bronchitis last week, so i have very merry christmas. it started with cough persisted over a week now, plus pus lots of that, no fever, pain at chest, stuffy nose, blowing whenever i can. i just got lower resp infection, i know because week before this week i started with congested nose and cough and i have to go for medical check up to my new work, and they did x-ray for tb check for me and i saw my alveoli full of mucous, so i know this way. now i am taking amoxicillin 750 mg bid, but it does not help lot so i am going to my doc on monday.
    hope you feel better,
    i am hapy that it happened now when i am off from school, nursing is not for be sick...
  4. by   Aneroo
    I know. I had to sit in a different room for some of our finals. It was the "sick" room...we were sniffling and coughing like crazy, but it kept us from disturbing the other classmates.
  5. by   z's playa
    Quote from Aneroo
    I know. I had to sit in a different room for some of our finals. It was the "sick" room...we were sniffling and coughing like crazy, but it kept us from disturbing the other classmates.

    The sick room......hope you feel better now.
  6. by   explorer
    Quote from Aneroo
    Help! I've been sick for several weeks now. Early December, I started out with a horrible sore throat. No swollen tonsils, no pus. Sore throat and hoarseness were my only symptoms. By about 5 days of symptoms, I started coughing. After another 4-5 days of coughing (total a week and a half of symptoms) I went to an urgent care clinic. They gave me Tussionex to take qhs and the perrls for cough during daytime (cannot remember name of med). MD suggested Delsym for daytime cough. The perrls didn't help. So, now I'm in at least my third week of coughing. It's been slightly productive (yellowish to clear, depending on my fluid intake). I have to blow my nose frequently. I am so tired of this! I'm on my FOURTH bag of cough drops. I'm out of prescreption meds, and am going to go broke buying more OTC! My posterior chest wall HURTS, esp when I cough. I'm a student, so I'm fairly broke, but at least I have insurance. Does anyone have experience with these symptoms (yourself or seen witness to?). I've been lucky so far that I haven't gotten an ear or sinus infections (I manage to do that with almost every cold). What about the chest pain (it's only when coughing, on left posterior wall)? I know I need to see an MD again, but I'm out of town, and it's Christmas Day. I keep hoping if I put it off it will go away, but obviously, it hasn't. Tips and comments appreciated. -Andrea
    I take and suck on vit c gtts. They are in the same section as the cough gtts but they have a lot of vit c. The first thing that I used to use was cough gtts until I found out about vit c gtts.
  7. by   meownsmile
    Sounds like whats going around. There are people at work with the same as what you describe. Hopefully i wont get it, but i have been achy the last day or so. Hope you feel better soon.
  8. by   shoshosh
    I had the same problem too, but I didnt wait to go to my doctor, and he prescribed me throat and tonsil DR, a very good medication to cure throat infections. I thought I wouldnt be able to swallow my food, but just live on soup and unchewable food. But thanks to THROAT AND TONSIL DR, I pulled through very quickly.
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Please see your doctor/NP.

    No one here can tell for sure what is going on, seems an excessive time to be this ill and it's time for a NEW exam and tx by your own HCP. Here's hoping you feel better soon!

    Please remember, giving and receiving advice of medical nature is not allowed on allnurses.com. No advice here can ever take the place of that of your own HCP.

    Do take care!
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Jul 18, '06

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