I'm not sure what I caught, some crazy mutant virus, but it took me out for 2 weeks! It all began 2 Monday's ago (15th) with a sore throat and cough. I went to the Dr that following Wed and they actually said I was fine, that there was nothing wrong with me. Seriously? I was coughing like crazy and my throat was red and it hurt to swallow. They gave me a nose spray but would not write me a prescription for antibiotics. PFFT. The next day I practically lost my voice from all the coughing, my throat was worse and my nose started to run. I was a mess. All I could take was Robitussin, Tylenol and Sudafed. By Sunday I was running a 101 fever and my throat was coated in white stuff. :( I even started having night sweats and chills, I just wanted to curl up in the fetal position and cry I felt so awful. Come Monday morning I was back at the Dr's. They took a 2nd strep culture (even tho first time it was negative) and they took some blood to test me for mono!!! Holy moly, mono!? This time they actually prescribed me a z-pack, thank god! Unfortunately the z-pack didn't seem to help. By Wed I was back at the Dr's office for a 3rd time. It wasn't strep, it wasn't mono, they had no clue what I caught, so they took a gazillion more cultures and prescribed a different antibiotic. Finally by Thursday I started feeling a bit better and by Saturday my throat we clear. Hallelujah! I received a call from the Dr on Monday (29th) and all my tests/cultures came back negative. They still couldn't figure out what was wrong with me, I guess I just had one heck of a virus. Besides a slight fever today, I seem to be on the mend.