Last week I had a runny nose. No big deal, really. Until I woke up on Friday. I woke up and couldn't breathe through my nose at all. Completely clogged. As the day wore on, I started sweating a lot, which is something I rarely do. The thermometer claimed my temp was off the charts high. (my temp is a little off anyway. I have hypothyroidism which throws my temp off. Plus the thermometer was overdue for a new battery. Then I would be cold with chill bumps and then back to sweating. I slept off and on most of Friday. And at that point, I would have gone to the doctor. In fact I was supposed to go to the doctor anyway for a follow up appt. but my doctor called in sick. So I rescheduled for this Friday, my one free day. And I can't afford two co-pays in one week. I am not currently employed, but am going back to school part time.
I woke up Saturday wit all the symptoms from the day before plus a headache. And Sunday night I started coughing. A dry hacking cough. Sounds absolutely gross but there's no phlegm or mucus getting coughed up. And with the dry hacking cough comes a headache.
On the plus side my fever broke sometime Sunday night. Maybe I should have stayed home from class last night, but went anyway.
I have been resting, a lot. drinking lots of fluids, homemade chicken noodle soup, water, a little OJ, herbal tea and G2 (low cal gatorade). plus EmergenC packets for a boost. Fever is still gone. And the headache only shows up when I cough.
Talking with classmates, one brought up that I was sounding a little wheezy and said it sounded like I might have a touch of bronchial asthma. I still have an inhaler i got last year when I had a nasty case of bronchitis. Thought I might try it to see if it helps.
I am going to bring all this up with my doctor on Friday, But is there something else I could be doing? Is it more than a bad cold? Or am I just worrying for no reason?
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.