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Will this flu/cold EVER go away?! WARNING: TMI

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LMonkey Sat 17-Dec-16 21:46:49

Just utterly fed up. Cough started 6 weeks ago now. 2 weeks in phoned doc just to see if there was anything over the counter they could recommend (as still bfing). Reassured me it was fine, a standard cough could go on for a while longer yet etc. 4 weeks in went down with fluey cold type symptoms, had temperature, cough got worse at this point so decided now was a good time to go to the doc about it. Doc reckoned I had chest infection and prescribed amoxicillin (limited with type of antibiotics due to bfing). 5 days later no improvement so went back and was given cefalexin. Cough improved though still coughing a bit which is apparently is normal. However I'm still left with this hideous cold which really hasn't improved since 2 weeks ago APART from I don't have a temperature. But it just won't budge. Symptoms are.... (This is where TMI comes in......)

REALLY snotty and congested
Constant snot in one nostril which comes down and accumulates in a really hideous, noticeable yellow snot ball (sorry!)
Often blood in snot
Sometimes snot/congestion clears in the afternoon, making me feel like things are improving only to be back the next morning and feeling crap
Cough seems to be possibly creeping back, I've noticed today
Pains in body - back, collar bone, and around teeth weirdly
Sore bottom (the crack part) could be unrelated but just listing everything

I'm thinking maybe it is flu....I have certainly never had a cold go on so long. I have been driving myself slightly paranoid crazy, especially where the cough is concerned, by thinking it's something more worrying ( I work with cancer nurses so I guess it's just always on my mind). I've tried various remedies for colds but doesn't seem to help.

Can anyone suggest anything? Anyone got the same thing? Should I be worried it's something worse (cough?)

Sorry for the long post x

MollyHuaCha Sat 17-Dec-16 21:50:30

Sorry you are feeling so low. Look after yourself and have a good rest, if at all possible. Hope you feel a lot better soon smile

JBH316 Sat 17-Dec-16 21:57:59

I had a similar thing a few months back. The cold was doing the rounds at work and I duly caught it. No word of a lie, I felt like death warmed up all day every day for 6 weeks before it started to ease off (even then, it took another week or so to start feeling even vaguely human). I had a dreadful cough, lost my voice for 2 days but the snotty nose was something else though - I would be leaning slightly over the sink to brush my teeth and just rivers of yellow/green goop would just pour out my nose.

I hope you start to feel better soon because it is grim!

LMonkey Sat 17-Dec-16 22:24:56

Thank you so much!

LMonkey Sat 17-Dec-16 22:29:28

Trying to rest, not easy with kids though! Took 4 days rest when I started 2nd lot of antibiotics as thought I went back too quickly the first time. Thought that would sort me out as with any past illness I have had it would have done....but nope!

mineofuselessinformation Sat 17-Dec-16 22:36:40

If only one side is congested, that sounds like a sinus infection to me. If you don't have any further antibiotics, see your GP again.

mscongeniality Sat 17-Dec-16 22:38:00

This sounds like what I have! I'm on day 7 almost and my congestion is just not going away! My cough wasn't bad and it's gone now but the snotty blocked nose won't go away!!!! Ugh

LMonkey Sat 17-Dec-16 23:07:46

Both sides congested but it's on one side that the snot just 'appears' ewwww. Not great when you're around people lol. I actually made it to my work Xmas lunch today but had to deal with this at the table (groan).

Mine i had wondered about sinus infection but wouldn't that be a lot more painful around my sinuses? And wouldn't my last lot of antibiotics have worked for that as well?

Mscongeniality let's hope we get better soon!

mineofuselessinformation Fri 23-Dec-16 20:48:07

A specialist decided that I had a chronic sinus infection for at least ten years (badly thickened lining in left sinus on MRI), but I never really had pain until it got bad and caused glue ear. (Looking back, before that, I had a constant feeling of a 'push' on my face.)
In your shoes, I really would get it looked at.

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