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Originally posted by justwokeup
I had this over xmas (it does go away).
I know what you mean though. Its neither a normal cold or a flu and the symptoms do vary quite quickly. I've never had symptoms bounce around like that. Sore throat, sweats, running nose, sore throat again, productive cough and then eventually settling into a wheezing unproductive cough that can make it hard to breathe, the last stage persists.
I went to the doctor eventually and he said 'its a virus' , 'go away and come back in a week'. I was furious about not getting anything prescribed but i went away. It did clear up of its own accord.
I know 2 other people with the same thing (one still has it). The persistence of the wheezing stage seems to vary by individual.
A bloody nuisance.
Originally posted by Greenize
I too have been suffering with this. Started in my head, fell to my chest and throat (throat gurlgled when I took a breath)... went to the dr... said it was severe case of bronchitis and sinus infection... wa given a round of antibiotics, a steroid pack and a steroid inhaler... two months later... still hacking!
Originally posted by neformore
Have you heard it? You must have.
It starts off like a common cold, except this one simply doesn't let go. Personally, I've had it for about 8 weeks. I'm aware of other ATS Staff members who have experienced it for longer, and personally know people who have had it for 10-12 weeks or more. Its not just confined to England/Britain either - this thing is world wide.
This thing bounces round, off you chest, to the back of your throat and then back down onto your chest again. When you think you have it beat, it simply seems to reinvent itself. Its debilitating after a while because it rattles your brain and deprives you of sleep.
Cough medicine hasn't shifted it. Daily Vitamin C and healthy eating hasn't either.
So, what is it? Weaker SARS, some form of Swine Flu or just simply a little bug doing the rounds?
Call me paranoid, call me crazy...call me a taxi if you want, I'm interested in hearing your experience of this and/or ways to beat it! (would be nice to clear it out of my system before ATS Live this coming Saturday!!!)