Anyone have this 2 week cold?

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2023/11/10 14:37:33 (permalink)

Anyone have this 2 week cold?

Kid got sick 2 or so weeks ago. Made its way to my wife and I a few days after. 
Wife's done with it. Here I am 12 days in. Just got confirmation I'm running double ear infections, after 12 days of cold symptoms, hurting teeth from sinuses, mucus, the whole shebang. Dayquill manages most of the symptoms, just pretty frustrating. Doctor I went to said it's on the rise, and she's seen it dozens of times in the last few weeks.

Tested Covid 3X - all negative. 

Point of this post is - if anyone happens to catch a cold that's been hanging on for 5+ days - it'd be a good idea to see your doctor and try to get ahead of it. Wish I had.
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    Irisheyeball
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    Re: Anyone have this 2 week cold? 2023/11/10 14:44:03 (permalink)
    My daughter.  Right now, she has these exact symptoms.   Was finally able to convince her to go to the urgent care at AHS Wexford Pavilion.
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    Re: Anyone have this 2 week cold? 2023/11/10 16:16:00 (permalink)
    My son picked up something last Friday while at a Church camp. Wife took him to get tests. All negative. Take him to school on Tuesday and Dr. Calls and says the labs confirmed strep…. Had to pick him up. Antibiotics seem to have him cleared up though. My throat has been scratchy for the past two weeks, but pretty sure allergies.
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    Re: Anyone have this 2 week cold? 2023/11/12 10:17:25 (permalink)
    Likely covid that isn't showing as positive.  Wife and I both have had it the past week and a half.  We tested neg. On our at home tests but the VA made her test, at the VA, before returning to work after missing for three days.  She pulled a positive on that one and was already starting to feel better.   All I have is a nagging cough right now but not near as bad as the other times I had covid.  Son and I were golfing at Pleasant Valley yesterday, enjoying the nice weather.  We are all heading to Ohio pyle this morning for a nice hike and crisp, fresh air.
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    Re: Anyone have this 2 week cold? 2023/11/13 08:47:50 (permalink)
    I was sick the entire month of September.  Lots of head mucus and rough cough.  Round of antibiotics, prednisone etc...IT SUCKED...could not kick it.  Hopefully you feel better.  Mine was just a bad virus but they ended up giving me antibiotics in case there was a lung infection.  
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    Re: Anyone have this 2 week cold? 2023/11/13 10:42:49 (permalink)
    Flu and RSV are making the rounds right now too...plus fall allergies still hanging in there too.  Yep, hope all that have the crud right now, heal up before the holidays and others, hope you don't get it during them....
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    Re: Anyone have this 2 week cold? 2023/11/13 14:06:08 (permalink)
    Yeah, had a few Covid tests, pretty confident it's not that. 

    Now I'm just experiencing ear clogging. I have ear troubles anyways, but my eustachian tubes are nice and filled. Pseudoephedrine and Augmentin seems to be working, slowly. There's periods where they do unclog, and it's like everything and everyone is suddenly screaming. 

    Have a followup Friday. Guess we'll see then. Today is day 15 since it all started 
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    Re: Anyone have this 2 week cold? 2023/11/15 13:20:37 (permalink)
    DeadGator401
    There's periods where they do unclog, and it's like everything and everyone is suddenly screaming.

    Oh man, I’ve had that before and like torture. Not only everything is extra loud, but raw like feeling inside the ear canal too? My sinuses get like that too, probably worse since sucking in dry air. When clogged, you want nothing more than unclogged. Then you get that phase and you are just fine with them clogging back up. Pretty sure that means you are getting close to kicking it though. Best wishes.
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    Re: Anyone have this 2 week cold? 2023/11/15 22:39:31 (permalink)
    I cant necessarily totally undesrstand what you guys are going thru, but when I get Clogged, 99% of the time Pseudoephedrine usually does the trick for me to clear that symptom. But moroften than not, I'm still being crushed by that nasty cold.
     
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    Re: Anyone have this 2 week cold? 2023/11/15 23:11:22 (permalink)
    Well, after the 17th day, I have like 70% hearing in the right ear. That's baseline for it anyways, and the other is basically unclogged. 


    Follow up appointment on Friday to see the progress the meds have made. Whew this sucked. I hope any of you folks or your family and friends are on the mend! 



     
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    Re: Anyone have this 2 week cold? 2023/11/18 22:47:00 (permalink)
    Ears clear, feeling much better. 

    Doc says there's still fluid behind them, but the inflammation is way down and infection is on its way out. 
    There's usually some fluid in my ears during these months, so I think I'm in the clear now. 

    Hope everyone and theirs is healthy for the holiday.
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    Re: Anyone have this 2 week cold? 2023/11/30 20:26:54 (permalink)
    Turns out the last sickness I had wasn't Covid for sure - because I have it now. Been a fun Holiday season so far.
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    Re: Anyone have this 2 week cold? 2023/12/01 07:49:34 (permalink)
    Well that blows... Hope it doesn't drag you and your family down to far

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    Re: Anyone have this 2 week cold? 2023/12/01 08:07:12 (permalink)
    Hope you get over it quickly and sounds like you won't have to deal with it over Christmas now.  Still have the tickle cough and stuffy head ocassionally, comes and goes, but just an annoyance....it its been a month.  They had a news story about the "perpetual" cold going around now that people have for 3-5 weeks.  Just makes our immune system stronger in the long run...positive thoughts, positive thoughts...
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    Re: Anyone have this 2 week cold? 2023/12/01 20:28:28 (permalink)
    Yeah, my son was out for a day and rebounded fast it seems. I tested because my lower back felt like it got hit by a baseball bat. Every time I've had it - that's been a symptom. As soon as I felt it I knew. 

    Had some chills last night, lots of gross stuff, and just general brain fog this time around. Wifes the same. You're right though eyes, silver lining, will not have to worry about it ruining Xmas. 
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    Re: Anyone have this 2 week cold? 2023/12/01 20:33:01 (permalink)
    Yep, lower back...kidneys.   First time I had it, hit me hard there too.   Peeing orange for two days, even though it felt like I was drinking over a gallon of water a day....Tylenol only thing that made me feel better.  Ibuprofen had no affect on my headaches, body a he's or fever.
     
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