Cold symptoms for 4 weeks!

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Everyone in the family picked up a cold about a month ago, but the rest of the family managed to get rid of theirs within a few days.

I still have it and feel rotten!

Strong head aches, upset stomach, occasional diarrhea, runny nose, sore throat, occasional dizziness and generally feeling rubbish. Plus, feeling exhausted most of the time.

(I'm also asthmatic and have just started to get coloured phlegm)

I dont want to pester the Doctor so i thought i'd get some advice on here first of all.



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  • Posted

    Sometimes things like that can develop into other things, pneumonia or chest infections. Be hard pushed to treat yourself and sometimes we need a little assistance with anti-biotics or steroids just help our bodies over come such challenges. Please dont wait until it develops into something else more serious, if your struggling to move it after a month its overdue that you went to see your local GP to be checked over already and if appropriate he will offer you assistance in the way of anti-biotics or steroids, and if not then at the very least some advice. Dont delay. Go see your GP first thing next week.

    After that as a follow up look into how you can tailor your diet to strengthen your immune system. Your on the internet so youtube is your friend. Check out super foods, raw juicing, spirilina, chorella, wheatgrass. Educate yourself, eat raw fresh whole foods, fruit & veg and not the processed varieties the supermarkets are so fond of pushing these days. Nuts, seeds in moderation, nutribullet, flax seed, krill oil, etc etc. All just my humble opinion, all of this is just as advice.

    Feel better


    • Posted

      Hi Vin

      Many thanks for replying.

      I must admit, I agree with you and should have done something sooner.

      Colds usually end up a chest infection with me (due to my asthma) and I can't believe it hasn't this time.

      (Although I'm glad obviously etc)

      But it's just lingering and showing no signs of shifting.

      I'll ring the GP in the morning.


  • Posted

    Hi Gordon

    I'm also experiencing something very similar minus the diarrhea and runny nose. It started 4 weeks ago tomorrow with a very sore throat, felt like I was swallowing ground glass and equally painful inner ear's. That lasted a day. Since then have had a range of sensations of feeling very nauseous, headachey, dental pain, dizzyness, occasional coughing with some wheeziness, feeling faint, clammy/ temperature spikes and drops, generally feeling unwell and out of sorts.

    I went to my GP on Tuesday last week and was given a 5 day course of Amoxicillin 500mg for a sinus infection. However having just finished the course, I don't feel better for it, still experiencing the same symptoms as before. So I'll be going back to the doctor. My sister is experiencing many of the same symptoms and other than clearing the blockage around her nose/ eyes hasn't improved much.

    Good Luck! smile

  • Posted

    Well, i saw the doctor.

    She checked my blood pressure, temp, looked inside my ears, listened to my chest, checked my stomach for any pain etc.

    Also, checked my throat and couldnt see anything, but she reckoned it "might" be glandular feever as this can last months and leave you feeling weak and tired.

    Got bloods taken that afternoon and now waiting on results late today / tomorrow morning.

    Weird thing is, i still feel knackered, and i felt really rubbish last night but didnt the night / day before.

    Oh well, time will tell.

    ps They didnt comment on why i had a sick feeling in my stomach.


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