Earlier this month, just before I went to bed on a Thursday night, my throat felt scratchy. I took some ibuprofen and went to bed. The next morning the glands in my throat were tight. You know these symptoms! It turned into a full-blown cold - complete with stuffy nose, drippy nose, sneezing, coughing, congestion. I took ibuprofen and sudafed and kept well-hydrated, used saline irrigation in my sinuses. This week I was finally at the tail-end, just a little nagging congestion / cough. Sinuses cleared up. But yesterday a coworker announced she thinks she has strep throat. I woke up feeling just fine this morning but around 11 am, the glands in my throat started to ache. OH DEAR. I took some ibuprofen immediately and am making sure I am well-hydrated. Ugh. I hope this goes away soon without having to endure another full-blown cold Again.