Hi everyone, I am having a rough patch at the moment. Have been having increasing pain in my joints for the last month and two weeks ago developed an annoying cough which worsened last week and I also have a terrible constant headache. I was unable to get an appointment with the Doctor last week even though I said I really needed to see someone. I eventually managed to get an appointment on Friday morning with a nurse. She said my chest was clear and I probably have a virus and then went on to prescribe Amoxycillin, but told me not to take any unless my temperature went up, it hasn't. Is this normal as I thought antibiotics don't work for viruses. I felt really ill yesterday, coughing constantly, wheezing and feeling so weak. I managed to get an appointment with my Doctor and he said my chest is clear but sent me for a chest x-ray. I have to see him again tomorrow afternoon. I am confused now as to whether this is a virus or chest infection. I don't have a runny nose or sore throat. I haven't had a chest infection before so not sure what the symptoms would be, does this sound as though it could be one?