I have had what i thought was a cold for about a week now. For the first day i just had a sore itchy throat. Then for two days I felt horrible. I could barely breath, coughed and wheezed very hard. I felt all around crummy and slept a lot. I started being able to breath better and cough less. I didnt feel as badly, either. The problem is that it's been about 5 days since i thought i was getting better. Is getting over a cold generally last longer than the cold itself? I feel half as bad as i did for those two days, but I am still sick.