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Old 05-13-2012, 03:49 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Friday at work I felt fine, just had a strange itchy feeling in my chest. It was like a tickle, so I kept coughing but it didn't relieve it.

Fast forward to Friday night, and I felt like a truck hit me. I couldn't stop coughing and I was starting to develop a sore throat. Yesterday was awful, I could barely move out of bed. The cough is now phelmy (but much less frequent), and my throat is sore, along with body aches.

Spoke to my doctor and he said I should start antibiotics right away. So yesterday I started 500mg Amoxicillin, three times a day.

How long before I start feeling better? I felt a bit better earlier (enough to get out of bed, but that's about it). I noticed sometimes with antibiotics I sometimes feel worse before I feel better...anyone else notice this??
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Do you have pneumonia? That can knock you out for weeks! Very debillatating! And, sure....if you have an infection, it takes a while for the antibiotics to work, so feeling worse before you improve is quite normal.

Just take it easy until you feel better!
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:59 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Do you have pneumonia? That can knock you out for weeks! Very debillatating! And, sure....if you have an infection, it takes a while for the antibiotics to work, so feeling worse before you improve is quite normal.

Just take it easy until you feel better!
I don't think it's pneumonia, had that as a kid, and remember it somewhat. I am just hoping it is a really bad upper respirator infection.....

thanks for the reply, I am hoping to be back at work maybe by Tuesday or Wednesday.....
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Did you ask your doctor?
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:22 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Feel much better, but have this terrible cough that is lingering. I know coughs tend to do that, but I haven't had a cough like this in years.
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