I haven't had a cold in almost ten years, but about five years ago I got bronchitis, and it started out as a bad sore throat. I kept thinking the bad sore throat would turn into a cold, but it never did. Instead, it went to my lungs and caused horrific coughing fits even though I was on antibiotics.
Throat started hurting last evening and I'm sure it's not sinus drainage this time. My throat has never hurt this bad with sinus drainage. If it were a cold it would've gone to my head by now.
I'm scheduled for LASIK on the 20th and am not sure if I should go see a doctor ASAP for my symptons. I don't believe in antibiotics unless absolutely necessary, since the over-prescribing of them has made some bugs resistant.
But the eye clinic is booked solid for LASIK and I would hate to lose my spot. Plus you aren't allowed to swim for at least one month after LASIK, and if I delay it I might not be able to swim when I go on vacation in July or August, depending if I get to go to our summer home at all.
I'm not sure what to do.