Man am I miserable. I’ve been suffering from my second cold in two months for the last week or so and it’s just not getting any better. I now have a cough and I’m not sure if it’s just from the cold or if it’s turning into bronchitis or something worse.
This sucks. My nose is stuffed, I’m coughing and my ears are blocked up too. Oh and every time I stand up a wave of dizziness comes over me. I’m just not anywhere near myself at all. I can’t think and I seem to be forgetting things easier. That’s one of the reasons why, along with the cough, I’m wondering if this is becoming pneumonia. I had pneumonia in 1998 for about two months and I swear it was the worst illness I’ve ever gone through. i was in a fog the whole time. I’m starting to feel that way again.
So … I’m trying to rest (mostly unsuccessfully), eat healthy, and I’m drinking juices and taking vitamins. Oh and I’m also drinking lots of hot drinks like coffee and tea as it soothes my throat. I’m also taking decongestants and yes, my allergy relief which I take every day anyway since I’m actually allergic to my dog.
I actually haven’t been sick with a cold or any kind of respiratory infection since 1998 when I had that bad case of pneumonia so I’d forgotten how bad colds hit me I guess.
Hopefully in a week or so I’ll be back to normal and with any luck I’ll stay cold fee from the rest of the winter. Man I hate this.