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Has anyone else had this rotten cold, cough runny nose lost voice ringing in my ears , thought it might be the dreaded Covid but two tests say- no!

Typical I went into a shop on Saturday for the first time masked up and now..........

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Sorry you don't feel very well my darling sending hugs. xxxx

My daughter is the same, feel better very soon x

Tell me about it!....started over a week ago with mild sniffles and a sore throat, which has gradully worsened and turned into a sore throat from hell for this past 4 days. Stopped my baricitinib 4 days ago as my wife reckons my throat is septic when she had a look...and I was due to increase it as my RA has not been too good this past couple of months.

Except for a sinus infection a couple of years back, which was very probably a side effect of baricitinib, I can't remember the last time I had a cold...must be at least 12 years probably a few more. Can't help but be concerned how this thing got through my defenses as it could just as easily been covid with a high chance of resulting death with my health issues. :-O A shot across the bow if ever there was one.

Still not heard anything about the 3rd primary vaccine....not a happy chappie! :-(

Another rant over...more to come no doubt...............

Peace V:-) ......... :-O

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springcross in reply to wishbone

Hope you're feeling better soon wb. x

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wishbone in reply to springcross

Thanks springcross.

Thank you 🤧

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Green230461 in reply to wishbone

So sorry you have it too! Sitting here surrounded by a mountain of tissues. I have also stopped baricitinib and dr recommended difflam spray for my throat. Just rotten and yes I agree if I can get this from twenty minutes in a shop wearing a mask I need on of those space bubbles to live In. Hope you are feeling better soon. 💐

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wishbone in reply to Green230461

Thanks Green, hope you feel better soon too.

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Green230461 in reply to wishbone

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Green230461 in reply to wishbone

Well finally got to the bottom of my sore throat issue! After a blood test it was confirmed that I have bacterial pneumonia- great stuff!How is your throat now? Hope it is better now🌸

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wishbone in reply to Green230461

Wonderful news !...wish I had it! :-O Seriously though, is it getting better? Mine has finally cleared and am restarting baricitinib today...fingers xxxx it does it does its thing before too long.

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Green230461 in reply to wishbone

I have been given horse tablets antibiotics called doxycycline Two on first day then one a day for a week. Woke up today feeling human again. Glad you are on the mend too. I had to stop baricitinib too. Looking forward to going back on.

Keep improving and best wishes🙋🏻‍♀️

Hope you feel better soon Green. 💐 x

Thank you 🙏

Sorry to hear you are not feeling well, I wonder after being in lock down last Winter if all these pesky bugs and viruses have been in waiting around for us, I had started venturing into small shops but have pulled back again for the moment on my GP's advice until I have the third jab and flu jab, both of which don't appear to be on the horizon at the moment (chaos and unclear communication). Take care and sending you some warm wishes xx

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Green230461 in reply to Pippy25

I think that is a very wise decision that I intend to follow 🤧

Yep my son had this unfortunately it lasted 4 weeks 🥺sorry x

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Green230461 in reply to J1707

Oh nooooooo. Hope he is better now

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J1707 in reply to Green230461

Yeah fully recovered but a bugger on the sinuses. Hope yours doesn’t linger .

🤧

My grown up son and his girlfriend have just had that - they both felt really rotten for a few days but they are pretty much back to normal now. My Pilates teacher had it a couple of weeks before them. All three did lateral flow tests and my teacher went so far as to have a PCR test as well, everything negative. I had the sore throat part about ten days ago.and felt a bit lightheaded. My husband had the sniffy sneezy part after me but neither of us felt particularly ill. Think there is a lot of whatever it is going around.

I feel a bit light headed too. I've had this sore throat for 11 days now and have just phoned my GP who's prescribing penicillin. I'm more concerned about developing a cough than anything, did you have one?

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Green230461 in reply to wishbone

Yes sore throat and cough! Thought I had covid but two tests are negative thank goodness. Chemist suggested Difflam Spray for my throat which has taken the pain away. He said if no better by Monday ring GPlike you I am on immunosuppressant drugs so anything that I shrugged off as a kid fells me like a tree now. Dr does not like giving out antibiotics but sometimes it is the only way to sort me out! Hope you get better over the weekend 🤒

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wishbone in reply to Green230461

I don't like taking antibiotics either, but what can we do! Same here with things feeling like a tree....it can be hard work on times

No, none of us had a cough. They were all sneezy and had runny noses as did my Pilates teacher, I just had a slightly sore throat, a bit of a headache, I thought that was because of the painkillers I’m taking for my sacral fracture but I think now it may have gone with the throat and lightheadedness. Hopefully you’ll not get the cough.

You're lucky. Not exagerrating when I say this is a sore throat from the deepest depths of hell! :-O Well not by much anyway. :-)

I sucked Manuka Honey lozenges they were quite soothing but it never got that bad for me, it just lurked.

I've been taking manuka honey nearly every day for years. Primarily to help with recurring UTIs I was getting and possibly still will if I stop taking it. I'm mixing a teaspoonfull with a warm beaker of lemsip to help my throat.

You must be wealthy! Manuka honey? Wow I bet they are almost worth being sick for🤒

No, I take lozenges made with Manuka honey in them. They’re not that cheap but they taste an awful lot better than some of the things that you can buy. I used to like Merocets which tasted ok but I can’t get them any more. I don’t know why manufacturers think you either want to blow your head off or make your mouth totally numb when you have a sore throat.I actually hate honey - don’t like the sweetness, the smell yuk! Or how sticky it is yuk again. My husband loves honey and I sometimes treat him to a jar of Manuka honey.

Sucking strepsils gargling salt water now resorting to hot toddy whiskey lemon water and honey. If all else fails it’s phone call to doc Monday. Have a good weekend 🌺😷😵‍💫🤧

I am on day three now! Managed to eat some crunchy nut cornflakes so I must be on the mend. 🤢🥴

Interesting - my son said he had cornflakes too.

We've had it too, about day 11 now and still not good. Missed my etanercept last Friday so don't know whether to take tomorrow or not. Hope you feel better soon, it really is a stinker!

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wishbone in reply to Natbat87

I'm on day 11 too. Mild sniffles, headache and has exacerbated my tinnitus, but it's this dreadful sore throat that's the main issue for me. It starts to ease a bit for a few hours then gets bad again...weird! I've just contacted my GP about it as packets of Strepsils and Lemsips are not much help. This bug seems more contageous than covid! Hope you improve soon.

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Green230461 in reply to wishbone

Thank you. Difflam spray has an anaesthetic in it to help the throat. I have moved on to hot honey lemon and whiskey toddies. Lemsip helps as well as uncle Joe’s mint balls!11days sounds like a nightmare I need to stock up on tissues.

Hope you begin to feel better soon. By your estimate I am looking at Friday week for relief- bring on the cake and biscuits!

🤧🤮🥴

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wishbone in reply to Green230461

Thank I've been meaning to ask you about Difflam. My wife will see if our local pharmacy has it when she picks up those antibotics later. Fogot to mention that I've been gargling warm salt water too. She's just had a look down my throat and reckons the septic area has increased. :-(

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Green230461 in reply to wishbone

Wonderful! We RA warriors don’t do things by halves do we?On my second box of tissues today- someone is making money out of this!

My doc said the spray would not interfere with the rest of my handbag of meds so it might be wise asking. It has taken all the pain from my throat today. I can cope with cough but not a sore throat. Best of luck 🤞🏻

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wishbone in reply to Green230461

No antibiotics until tomorrow, chemist did have Difflam though. Definitely helps more than the other stuff I've been using. The only problem is the spray button is too stiff for my RA weakened fingers/hands to operate so my wife has to do it for me. Trouble there is that she's not a very good shot! :-)

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Green230461 in reply to wishbone

Yes my husband is choking me with the green button too! But my tongue has had two great washes😵‍💫

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Green230461 in reply to Natbat87

Paper tissue company must be rubbing their hands in glee. Day 11 does not sound good. I feel rough with the cough cough blow nose tango!

Strictly come choking is not good. Hope you feel better ❤️‍🩹 soon.

Sorry you are not feeling well! I have a rotten cold caught from my grandson whom I babysat last week and who has just started school 🙄 - I should have known better. I did do a home test, just in case, as a cough has now started (I think the cough is the worse part of the cold). Honey and lemon!!! I am living on it!

Add a drop of hot water and a slurp of whiskey. We need some enjoyment in our misery!I think I caught mine looking at Christmas gifts in boots chemist. What was I thinking?

I haven’t been in a shop for fourteen months and then choose bugs city!

Oh dear!

Hope you feel better soon 🤧😵‍💫

It was the Christmas bit that did it!!!!

What? Christmas made me sick? More likely the party conferences on the tv over the last weeks😵‍💫

It was Christmas shopping I was referring to - luckily we can't get the party conferences on our tv 😂😜

You missed nothing! Far better watching Creatures great and small. 🌺

Yep me too I’ve already got an antibiotic resistant chest infection but a couple of days ago my sinuses clogged beyond belief have a headache from hell and feel like I’ve been punched in the face. Nose was running like a tap to start with but seems to have dried up today. No sore throat thank goodness I had to spend 3 days in bed because I was too weak to get up. I’m on the mend today I hope still have almost a week of antibiotics to take and still coughing with chest infection but better than it was. Hope you feel better soon. They say you starve a fever and feed a cold so crunchy but cornflakes are perhaps a good idea lol. I haven’t been anywhere so have no idea where mine came from ??

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Green230461 in reply to Leics

It really is nasty! As soon as my head touches the pillow I start to cough. Sitting up is better. Using difflam spray for my throat. Stops the pain!Hot as hell! Got doors and windows open drinking water and tea and dining on paracetamols!

That will teach me venturing into Boots to look at their Christmas offerings.

Hope you get better soon. 🤧

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Leics in reply to Green230461

Oh know what a cough which is constant feels like had mine for months. Finally improving very slowly and if not another antibiotic for two weeks grrr. At least I haven’t had a temperature that must be horrid haven’t had one of those for about 15 years however sick I’ve been. Just been called for covid booster which should be 3rd dose but who cares lol. I have made sure that I give it at least a week after antibiotics and hopefully infection will have cleared by then. Hope you improve soon too. I only knew about my antibiotic resistant chest infection coz I sent a sample off obviously knew I had an infection but needed someone to know what to prescribe me to clear it. Maybe worth contacting docs if you’re not better in a few days. I even did a covid test just to be sure although I haven’t been anywhere but had to drop sample off so I suppose that counts. What an exciting life I have atm.

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Green230461 in reply to Leics

I had a mad panic too and did two covid tests. Both negative but now I am wondering about how accurate they are…. Down the rabbit hole Alice……Hope you improve soon long term cough gets you down. Keep warm drink lots 🤧

Yes I had started with a what I thought was a cold, then sore throat terrible cough (which I still have 3 weeks later) I truly thought I had the dreaded covid as I had symptoms, but like you I did 2tests all negative Called Gp after I received the results as I was really miserable Turns out I had a throat infection plus a chest infection Got antibiotics and throat spray which finished last week but I still have a horrendous cough and I’m fed up Called Gp again yesterday ,said it was still the dregs of the infection but he’s sending

me a cough bottle I hope it works and I hope you feel better soon 🤞

Should have said I had to stop Methotrexate and my other rheaumy drugs while on antibiotics

My GP has just prescribed penicillin for my throat and said if it doesn't start to clear after 3 days then she wants to see me face to face. She's concerned because I'm immunosuppressed.

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Green230461 in reply to wishbone

Face to face! You lucky/unlucky devil!Take care, if you have the big horse tablets make sure you eat with them too otherwise other issues will ensue. Hope you get better soon 😷🤧

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wishbone in reply to Green230461

Have you still got a sore throat?

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Leics in reply to wishbone

Shame you’re poorly too wishbone the only way I got away with a face to face or trip to A&E was because I’d sent a sputum sample in but getting the results was a constant ring around to get someone to look at it. Even the receptionist who was triaging patients yesterday when I phone felt sorry for me lol. 24 hours on I’m improving 🤞after months of having the chest infection that I’m struggling to shift. Hope you feel better soon.

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wishbone in reply to Leics

Thanks Leics, I know about your immuno problems. Glad to hear you're finally on the mend.

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Leics in reply to wishbone

Yeah been a long time. Next battle new meds ? Almost 8 weeks no sign 🙄. Hope you feel better soon coz it’s no fun.

So sorry to hear that you are feeling unwell still. This bug is a real sticker! Normally with a cold it is over in a couple of days but this is a lingering beast. I have stopped my baricitinib so I have aches and pains that may be RA now but my back hurts with the coughing!I was brave- went out Christmas shopping wearing mask but was amazed how many were not wearing them. Having shielded for months I thought people would be like me a bit anxious.

Well that is my venture into the big wide world! Back in my PJ with hot lemon honey toddies.

Hope you start to feel better soon🤔🤧😵‍💫🤮

Sorry you’re not feeling well. I’ve just started today with sniffles and the headache from hell. Shivering too.

LFT negative as the one earlier in the week.

As others have mentioned I think it’s cos we’ve been cooped up for so long.

Just ring GP to see if I should stop my Leflunomide

Hope you feel better soon

I was told to stop baricitinib for a while! One problem follows another hopefully cough and dripping tap nose will stop but achy body will take over! Hope you get better soon 🤧🤮🤕🤒

We've all had the ten year flu that's going around. I take vitamin D and it knocked me out for a couple of days.My partner is only just able to get up after 9 days..

I did find that doing a simple salt water gargle got rid of the need to cough.

Considering my health is pretty poor I got away lightly.

Wow! A blast from the past- salt water... my mums cure for everything! To be honest I am going to try this again myself something I had forgotten about. Finished Matt Hancocks Vit D so need to do that again.

Ten year flu? I hope it doesn’t last that long!

It is my own fault after shielding for months I went Christmas shopping last weekend. I wore a mask but still caught the buggy thing.

Hope you get better soon😷🤧🤒

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Tourk in reply to Green230461

It feels as if its been ill for ages, thankfully not 10years lolLast year this little monster popped its head up in America.

A few years ago i was diagnosed with rhinitis .the hosptal gave me a brand new treatment for it. Nasal rinse. with salt water. Its actually a 2,000 year old Chinese remedy. It works great even with this bug I've not had a running nose.

It seams over the years we have lost a lot of the natural ways to heal ourselves.

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Green230461 in reply to Tourk

At this point in time I would take a 2000 year old medicine if it stopped this dripping nasal tap. 🤒

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Tourk in reply to Green230461

to be fair you don't need any kind of special device.its the act of passing salt water through one nostril and out the other. the bottle just makes it easier.

it very much stops a running nose.

hope this helps

NeilMed Sinus Rinse Kit

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Green230461 in reply to Tourk

Thank you 🤧🤒

All these ‘beasties’ are making up for not getting us last year!

Why can’t they go and pick on someone else for a change?Keep well 🌺🙋🏻‍♀️

I’ve got this lurgy too . I’ve been told it’s the flu. I thought I had covid as lost sense of taste and smell . PCR said no . Chest/throat/cough horrendous now on antibiotics for chest infection. I go nowhere only work where I wear a mask and constantly use antibacterial gel it still got me ?? Off Baricitnib 3 days and stiffness creeping in .

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Green230461 in reply to J1707

Yes the Cree king has started for me too. Dr thinks I have got bacterial pneumonia and has put me on huge tablets called doxycycline. Never heard of them before. But now on day three and feeling much better. Hope you get well soon 🌺 took covid test just in case but negative so thanks for small mercies.

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J1707 in reply to Green230461

Glad your on the mend x

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