How long do you usually have the cold for?

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Found 21st Dec 2008
Ive always been a 3-4 days man til i'm feeling better but now had a cold for 3 weeks counting, lack of energy, feeling a bit spaced out, feverish, no appetite, sore limbs. Was feeling better for a couple of days last week but ended up with a stomach bug which caused me to vomit and gave me a dose of the skits! Its now knocked me for six, and have been feeling horrible ever since.

I'm starting to worry there may be something else wrong with me!

Is there a Doctor in the house....?

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Dont know because men colds are usually different from women anyway but i have felt really dizzy on and off for a week and this weekend i feel cr*p, hot, blocked sinuses and im really fed up i thought i was going to pass out a few times

Luckily I haven't had a bad cold this year ( watch this space! ) but my little girl suffered from the same as you and she just couldn't seem to shift it either, took her at least 3 weeks. Same with other members of my family too, seems that maybe its just a harder one to shift this year?

Although, you can make a doctors appointment just to be on the saft side, you might have an infection somewhere that u need antibiotics for ? Even a telephone appoinment if you can get one, would maybe even put your mind at ease!

Hope you get better soon

Cold? No, no no . . . . . its "man flu" or the plague . . . . .

This one has been knocking people for 6
I had it for 2 weeks. my daughter had it for 8 weeks!! shes still coughing now.

miffy121;3829571

Dont know because men colds are usually different from women anyway but i … Dont know because men colds are usually different from women anyway but i have felt really dizzy on and off for a week and this weekend i feel cr*p, hot, blocked sinuses and im really fed up i thought i was going to pass out a few times



do u get seasonal sinusitus? which you can have nose bleeds as well.

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I've never known a cold to last this long ever, I've felt awful at work but could take any time off!

It's had a bit of everything over the last few weeks. Just can't seem to cough up very much of this damn mucus

My 5 boys been ill on and off for 5 wks now, started with cold, then chest infection, onto tonsilitus.

I'm the same as you makershaker, usually 3-4 days tops, i've had this one for about 10 now though, gradually felt better since Thursday, but can't seem to shift it, really tired, no energy, no appetite (which is really odd for me) bunged up sinuses, hope it goes by Thursday

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mine seemed to shift after 2 weeks but 2 days later got a terrible stomach bug for 24 hours and now I'm back to feeling the way I was. Never had a month like this in my life

pcnutta;3829603

do u get seasonal sinusitus? which you can have nose bleeds as well.


No, i am always blocked up and can never smell very well but ive never had this for so long feeling dizzy

There has been one virus after another. This time last year my 7 week old girl was in hospital because of her bronchilitis, she had exactly the same type of cold this year but thankfully now she is older she is coping better. Less than a month ago she had a cold that gave her a bad chest, the month before that she had tonsilitis, the month before that she had a sickness bug. I just cant believe we all get so much and everytime she is ill she goes off her food for a week

pcnutta;3829586

This one has been knocking people for 6I had it for 2 weeks. my daughter … This one has been knocking people for 6I had it for 2 weeks. my daughter had it for 8 weeks!! shes still coughing now.



exactly, think i'm gettin' rid of mine after 2 wks, its mutated supercold if ya ask me!

Yes this 'dizzy' feeling seems to be a key sympton of this bug, a couple of times I've had to steady myself with a hand on a wall to keep from falling over, very weird.

Anyway I can't be doing with this **** and I've been doing a single clove of raw garlic each night for the last 3 days and now I seem to be kicking it... at bloody last

Meangreenie;3830047

Yes this 'dizzy' feeling seems to be a key sympton of this bug, a couple … Yes this 'dizzy' feeling seems to be a key sympton of this bug, a couple of times I've had to steady myself with a hand on a wall to keep from falling over, very weird.Anyway I can't be doing with this **** and I've been doing a single clove of raw garlic each night for the last 3 days and now I seem to be kicking it... at bloody last


RAW GARLIC!!!!! i have plenty of menthol remidies but i dont think i could have garlic

Im glad you say the dizzy part is normal though as i start to worry after a week, and i worry because i have a 1yr old in my arms when im having these "hold onto the wall quick" moments

Raw garlic is what the old 'pull bearers?' used to eat collecting all the plague victims, to keep themselves alive.... or so I heard, boosts the immune sytem or something

Must be good stuff if your hard enough to take it ...anyway i seemed to have kicked it now, i just have a bit of a cough now again..... god bless garlic LOL

we've all had "viral" infection for the past 3-4 weeks. Feel a bit better for a day or 2 and then it seems to hit you again. My 7 month old son and 5 yr old daughter have been hit the worst. I've had them to docs loads but they won't give antibiotics. you've probably got something similar. Docs say viral infection can last anything upto 6 weeks. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

I've has this virul thing for a good 6 weeks now, some days are better than others, blocked nose, sore throat, (comes on major at night,) then had the sickness bug one night, thats passed but can't rid the phlem and rest of it, seems to be the way I feel now from day to day, can't remember what it was to get up in the morning and be clear.

Meangreenie;3830237

Raw garlic is what the old 'pull bearers?' used to eat collecting all the … Raw garlic is what the old 'pull bearers?' used to eat collecting all the plague victims, to keep themselves alive.... or so I heard, boosts the immune sytem or somethingMust be good stuff if your hard enough to take it ...anyway i seemed to have kicked it now, i just have a bit of a cough now again..... god bless garlic LOL


With that amount though im sure you dont have many friends around you, but i have heard it is good for you

had one on an off for over 6 months

Couple of years ago I had a cold that turned into a pretty bad chest infection that lasted 3 1/2 months.
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