Well there is something go around, and its a kicker. I have had it for two weeks now and every time I start feeling better it steps up and knocks me out. Of course I have been cautious about it, especially since the recent symptoms resemble the onset of my last DIC incident. I was disappointed with my new doctor. The last few cold and flu seasons I could call my specialist and they would prescribe me a stronger anti-biotic just to be safe. The new doctor wanted an office visit. Since I was headed out of town I blew that off. I have heard this is a virus but I know for a fact it started out with an ear infection. I doubled up on my daily anti-biotic (Bactrim, which I am thinking just might be a placebo) and that seemed to at least make things manageable. Then it was a sore throat and ultimately ended up in the chest. Started to feel better over the weekend, so I figured I could work out and sweat whatever was left out…. bad idea. I made it to work Monday but by the time I got home I had to lay down… woke up a few hours later. Other than the congestion in my chest, every time I stood up I would get a throbbing headache, nausea and dizzy. Several days later now and still don’t feel well but better than it has been.