This sucks. I’m pretty sure it’s bronchitis. I’ve been taking the generic Mucinex but with mixed results; I didn’t take any today and my coughs seem to have been just as productive, until after I decided I hate coughing and was going to eat a whole bag of cough drops instead. After work I picked up some Nyquil at Target (I think I spelled both drug names right? Maybe?), and after dinner which will be right after Matt gets home, I’m taking one and going to sleep.
I haven’t slept well in the last … well, 5 days I guess (ever since my lungs decided they hate me); I’ll wake up every 2 or 3 hours because I have to cough and/or take a puff so that I can breathe again. It’s no fun. I’ve almost had it for a week, and unfortunately, all the stuff I’ve found on the internet about it say that the prognosis is usually a week. And that all you can really do is rest, drink a lot of fluids, and try to relieve the symptoms. Bronchitis is usually viral, so taking antibiotics only makes the bacteria which are not making me sick more resistant to the medicine. Ugh.
This isn’t the typical sick, though; I’m not congested in my head, my throat isn’t sore, I don’t have a fever (that I can tell). My chest is just congested, and my bronchial tubes swollen. Like I said, it sucks and I’d better get over it really soon.
I think I have been feeling less congested, actually. But it’s pretty minor. Maybe the Nyquil will make it so I can actually sleep tonight and I’ll feel better tomorrow. We’ll see.
And, that’s all.