I'm sick. It takes me a long time to admit when I am sick. Though, in my defense.....for a while I wasn't sure if my problem right now was allergies or if I am really sick (I started coughing as soon as spring began here and the trees started blooming....I have no clue what new allergies I will have here....so I chalked it up to allergies for a while). When I started getting chills - I knew it was more than allergies. They lasted for two days, but then I started to feel a bit better...so I still didnt go to a doctor. I finally gave in yesterday and saw a doc because I have a NASTY, and painful, cough....my throat is killing me.....and my sinuses are completely congested. Fine.
Im at the doc and he said it is not in my lungs (thank G-d). He gave me a prescription for the congestion and URI. Then we talked about my cough. He asked if I was allergic to any medicines and there is ONE thing I am allergic to......codeine. He asked me a TON of questions about my allergy and what exactly happens if I have it. I didn't know why he was getting so detailed...though this was my first time seeing a doc here, so I figured it was for my records. Nope. He then explained to me that for my nasty cough he -would- highly recommend a cough medicine.....but he can't because of all of the cough meds here (at least with adult strengths) have codeine in them!!! He said I should ask at the pharmacy if they have any herbal meds that might help a cough....no luck yet.
So, lucky me.....I guess I am never allowed to have a cold/cough again! :-/