I still feel like death warmed over. It's been a long while since I have been this sick. However speaking with various people there is a lot of this about. As I write this post on Friday night, my plan of action is to try and get an appointment in a walk-in clinic on Saturday, as I have had this a week now.
I am no longer in tears every time I swallow as it hurt so much, so that's positive. My throat still feels red raw, as does my ears. When I start coughing it is never ending. I have slept more in my reclining chair than in bed this past week, as I can't seem to sleep elevated in bed.
I have tried warm water and honey; the smell of honey makes me gag. I don't think that does much good. Tried the warm water and salt; gargling to try and ease my throat. Had vicks spread on my chest and even the bottom of the feet; to no avail. I swear the smell of vicks has changed over the years, have you noticed that?
I have been taking Buckley's, which as the advert says, "tastes awful, but is good for you." However taking/doing all these things has resulted in me having a very upset stomach.
So that's why I have decided to try and get an appointment at a walk-in clinic.
If anyone else has had this head cold/flu thing, how long does it last and did you go to the doctors?