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Old 05-21-2007, 07:58 AM   #1
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Strange symptoms - need a doctor?

For the past week, I've been coughing, and have a sore throat in the morning. What is strange is that I've been having these tired, feverish spells throughout the day. I feel pretty good, then bam, I'm really tired and feel like I have a fever. Sometimes I get a sore throat with these spells, too. Then, I'll rest for a bit, and my energy levels will return to normal. My cough also kind of comes and goes, but it's bad this morning for some reason. I haven't needed to take cough medicine, but may take some this morning. On the bottle it says if you have a cough for more than a week, call the doctor. It's been exactly one week. I wouldn't consider going to the doctor for this, but my mom has a sinus infection and it wouldn't go away without antibiotics. I'm not sure that's what I have though, because she is all stopped up, and I'm not. I get a runny nose occasionally, but no stuffiness. She's also dizzy and has vertigo. I would think if I had a sinus infection, I'd be having those symptoms. What I don't get is this coming and going like it is - though, this morning I've felt crappy so far and it doesn't seem like it's going to go away soon. What do you think? Maybe I should give it a couple more days?

 
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:39 AM   #2
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Re: Strange symptoms - need a doctor?

it's possible that it's sinus, and just not effecting you as bas as it is your mom. this particular season sinuses and allergies seem to be effecting everyone, even people who have never before had a problem with allergies!

Have you tried over the counter sinus meds? If not, maybe give one of those a try for a day or two. If your symptoms don't improve, then its not a bad idea to see a doctor.

 
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:43 AM   #3
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Re: Strange symptoms - need a doctor?

You don't have to have every symptom that happens with a sinus infection. Plenty of people have sinus infection with out vertigo. Some people get the flu but never sneeze, or never have a bad cough. Other people with the flu will get every symptom and others don't.

It could be a sinus infection or just plain ole allergies.

 
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