Cold? Flu? Sick as a dog for a week!
I've been sick (to the point of being barely functional on the worst days) for a week. I've had a terrible cough, congestion, sore throat, swollen glands, headaches, nausea, some dizziness. NO FEVER.
I'm at a point where my congestion is much better, and I don't cough so much, but my head still hurts, and I'm tired despite 10 hours of sleep. I don't have insurance (or a job), and I never go to the doctor for colds anyway, but is it normal to be this sick for a week?
I've read that swine flu can happen without a fever (my temp is 96.8), but I don't have body aches either (just fatigue).
Oh, I'm also experiencing a lot of nausea and acid reflux (which tends to get worse when I'm stressed).
What do you think? Should I get help? I'm capable of walking about, I'm not vomiting. I'm just worried because of the length and the fact that my head hurts and makes it hard to focus.