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Old 04-03-2005, 01:38 PM   #1
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Question Sick with who knows what

Hi this is the second weekend in a row that i've been sick. Last weekend I think it was a cold, congested, burning raw sore throat, achey and all that. That went away on Tuesday then on Firday I woke up w/ a sore throat and yesterday got congested and now today I can't talk my glands in my neck are swollen too.

If anybody has had these symptoms or knows what it might be please let me know. I don't know if I should go to Dr.s or stay home from work or what. Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-04-2005, 01:57 PM   #2
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Re: Sick with who knows what

I am having the same problem. It is either a short term respiratory virus or it is a severe case of allergy. Not sure which or if it is a combination. I am miserable, but, in general feel pretty good.

About the time I think things are o.k. I start coughing again and throat feeling a little swollen, along with prickly sticky throat that makes me cought and sneeze at the time. Sometimes it is a battle between the urge to cough and urge to sneeze as to which one will win out with throat being prickly sticky at same time. So much fun!!

Hope you get well fast, I am looking for relief.

 
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Old 04-04-2005, 04:33 PM   #3
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Re: Sick with who knows what

I went to the drs today and she said it's a virus and gave me some allergy drug that starts w/ a Z she said it would help with the congestion. Hopefully it will work.

I hope we both feel better soon, good luck.

 
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Re: Sick with who knows what

if it's a z-pack...you'll be well in a day!!

 
Old 04-05-2005, 07:15 AM   #5
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Re: Sick with who knows what

what is a Zpak? I've never heard of it.

 
Old 04-15-2005, 07:07 AM   #6
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Re: Sick with who knows what

A zpack is Zithromax, an antibiotic that you only have to take once a day for three days. I took it last week & don't feel any better at all

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Old 04-15-2005, 11:58 PM   #7
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Re: Sick with who knows what

my whole household has this thing thats going around, severe congestion and non stop coughing, not coughing up anything a very dry rasping cough, have already popped out neck, am now waiting to pop out a rib. am taking zyrtec flonase and am now on augmentin....lets pray it works. would love to sleep with my hubby again. cant stop the coughing so i only end up in bed for about 30 mins then leave b/r cant see the need to keep 2 people awake !!
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Re: Sick with who knows what

Z-Pak will not cure the virus but will cure a secondary bacterial infection that may be present along with the virus.

 
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