posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 10:06 PM
Just ringing in- also sick. Been sick since last Thursday- so 5 days now. And yes, it is a nasty sinus bug that makes it tough to breath. The chest
congestion was so bad on the 2nd day that I felt I was going to suffocate at times. I had trouble clearing my lungs (and still do). I've started
making it a point to sleep face down to try to avoid the drainage into my lungs.
I've been using sudafed, mucinex, and occasionally tylenol and contrary to reports, it has helped. NyQuil seemed to dry things up at night like any
other cold, but I've also been using a fast-acting 12 hour nose spray for relief and expect some rebound coming off of that.
It is one of the most persistent infections I've had in a while, but I've had flus that are overall worse. My infant daughter had it for a little
over a week, and my son appears to be getting it now, but I don't think its anything but a virus thats very infectious. Some people seem to be immune
to it, so it is an interesting bug indeed.
I don't live anywhere close to the Gulf. I don't spend much time at all outside, but the day before I had visited a building that hosts mostly
biotech research. The person I visited got sick the next day too with the same symptoms. So the exposure was likely there.
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