Hi, wondering if anyone can help me. For nearly 2 months I have had cold symptoms that have gradually got worse. I'm at the point now that I can't cough anymore cause it hurts my ribs too much, I don't have a voice either, my throat feels like it's about to close which makes me feel breathless (as does going up the stairs or walking and talking). Oh and over the weekend I have managed to burst my eardrum thanks to all the pressure buildup. Any advice would be great. I did go to the DRS when it started but they said it was viral. I didn't think viral would last this long.