I have been coughing and hacking like a crazed hyena for the past few days. I feel like I've been stampeded by 2,000 head of cattle (twice) and then had the rancher stuff my sinuses with 30 gallons of yuck. My throat is itchy, and is sore (in a weird way it almost feels bruised, not like the usual sore from coughing so much), plus my lips are sore from being dried out from breathing through my mouth. I've been taking Mucous relief, cough syrup, tylenol, phenol (sore throat spray) and my inhaler, as well as getting a HOT shower about every 2-3 hours. I tried drinking hot tea, but it made me sick, lol. When I sleep, my sinuses will all drain to one side, so I'm clogged in one side and then the other side will be dry and hurt like heck. I haven't really been able to eat too much lately, if not for the fact that I can't chew because I can't breathe with my mouth closed, then because it makes me sick. I CAN drink lots of chocolate drink, nibble on microwave pizza, drink minor amounts of cool water and larger amounts of warm water, without turning my stomach or suffocating. So... any ideas on how to make myself just a tad less miserable? It would be much appreciated, lol.