There was an awful upper respiratory thing going around where I live this winter and I caught it. It took 6 weeks and two rounds of antibiotics to get rid of it, and the cough still was hanging around as recently as last week. I know several people (2 at my workplace) to be diagnosed with “walking pneumonia.” Don’t know if it was this particular pneumonia, but strange coincidence. They were doing news stories here last month talking about how this thing has really hit little kids very hard... they have to put them in the hospital to monitor them or they will just stop breathing.
I caught something at a rally at the capital(Maine) three weeks ago and it won’t let go.
Cough will not go away.
On my second round of antibiotics
I’ve had something that has given me a persistent cough and plugged up sinuses for about ten days now.
Exercise and Vitamin C seem to be doing the trick, but it’s not super-fun.
It took out my family. I’m a very healthy guy in my mid-30’s and I got a flu shot. I had it for 3 weeks, started as flu symptoms then moved to my chest like bronchitis and ended with puking my brains out.
My 3 month old son got sick too. Needless to say it was a very scary time for us.
Thankfully, we survived.
We were all kncoked out by the same thing here in our office. We’re usually pretty good at not getting each other sick, but w/in a couple of days, we ALL had it.
Sucker took forever to leave....we still have coughs as well.
Sorry to correct you but it took 6 weeks for your body to rid itself of the virus and the additional cost of visiting a doctor who gave you two useless antibiotics which have no affect on viruses whatsoever......The least you can do is give your own body the credit it deserves.
You're a GP's best friend........