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?
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