After so many of you advised me to go to the doctor — and That Man kept nagging me — I went this afternoon. It was an utter waste of time, though. You got it — it’s viral. My lungs are clear, my sinuses and ears are unaffected. She told me to quit taking Mucinex since the congestion had gone out of my sinuses, and that if I had difficulty sleeping at night thanks to feeling wonky after decongestant, to take Benedryl instead.
So basically a $20 copay to be told to take Benedryl.
On the bright side, my blood pressure was good, and it was nice to get confirmation that it’s not pneumonia or bronchitis. However, I am starting to run a low-grade fever now and I feel “sick” where before I just had a cough and no voice. This is some “cold” let me tell you.
I’m sure I’ll feel even better after sitting through three hours of basketball games tomorrow.