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2nd cold cough?

(7 Posts)
katymac Sun 29-Oct-17 11:26:55

Around the 25th Sept I had a rotten cold/sore throat/cough - over the following 2/3 weeks I got better (I don't have a great immune system)

Then middle of last week I got a second cold & a rotten cough (quite phlegmy) - feeling quite unwell with it

I just need to talk it through as I'm going in circles with it

The second cold is just a cold isn't it - it's too far apart for it to be a secondary infection? I know ususally if you get better then get worse it can be a secondary/bacterial infection - but this is just another cold?

If I get a secondary I need to get antibiotics because DH has Chronic Lung Disease (he has been avoiding me & my colds anyway) and can't risk catching it

But I think it's just another sodding cold

Lunaballoon Sun 29-Oct-17 18:34:02

I've had something very similar. Had a cold a couple of weeks ago, thought I was over it, but it's come back with a vengeance. I'm aching all over and feeling pretty rough! Not sure if it's a different cold or some kind of post viral infection. 🤧

katymac Sun 29-Oct-17 20:16:04

I'm not sure mine is post viral - I have had a resurgance of all my original symptoms just worse!

My cough is very productive but as I have Fibromyalgia I can't cough to clear it - I do have the exhaustion tho'

So, so tired

katymac Mon 30-Oct-17 21:34:25

I apologise @Lunaballoon totally!

I have not been able to get out of bed today - completely floored - so it might well be postviral I am sorry

Even breathing is hard work

Lunaballoon Wed 01-Nov-17 21:05:07

No apology needed at all Katy. Hope you're over the worst now. I was also too wiped out for work yesterday, but I'm slowly starting to feel more human today.

katymac Thu 02-Nov-17 10:00:38

Because of the fibro & CFS I have been in bed all week

Today is the first day I have felt any energy at all - even walking to the loo has been outside my abilities

& yet it is 'just' a cold

katymac Thu 02-Nov-17 10:24:09

Sorry (again) I should have said I'm glad you're feeling more human!

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