Ok well they said I have acute brochitis and gave me antibiotics and a steroid. Which have done nothing for me really. Just finished the meds and I am still so sick. Still getting random fevers. Granted the kids are all still sick too and I am getting almost no sleep because of that so it may not be that the meds are not doing anything they just have too much to fight. I am looking for home remedies. I am getting very tender in the ribs and tummy from all the coughing. At times I get a bit of soreness in my back when I try to do more around the house. So tired. I have the side worry that they found tiny lung nodules last year and even though they didn't grow yet, this automatically makes me freak out about them too. I deal with panic attacks and any type of difficulty breathing is very very stressful. Of course being stressed makes it all so much worse too. I get stressed and for some odd reason my ribs hurt anyway. Add massive coughing fits on top of that and my ribs are killing me. Vicious cycle I know. I just need something that will help me kick this thing. I have been drinking tea made from bay leaves and lemon. Or just plain home made lemonaid. Taking mucinex. Just finished antibiotics and went ahead and started a nice large dose of probiotics to get my system back on track. I also am taking elderberry lozenges every 3 hours. Any other suggestions? I am open to just about everything right now. Tired of being sick and tired of being worried about being sick. If anyone can shoot a few prayers too that would help. I am trying to cope with 4 kids and me all pretty sick. My husband helps when he gets home but I can still use a bit of divine grace and strength right now.