I caught a bad cold from a family member on Christmas Day and I am still hacking and coughing away 10 days later. Sometimes it's a dry high up in the throat cough and sometimes it's a deep in the lungs icky cough. My sinuses also got involved a few days ago. Nothing seems to alleviate it. Nothing. I get about 4 hours sleep at night after taking a cough suppressant and propping myself up on pillows...but 4 hours later I am coughing again and even another dose of the suppressant won't stop it. I don't think I have had a fever; I never had body aches other than a horrific headache. My DH says that he thinks the intervals between coughing fits is getting longer, but the intensity is still there. I feel like someone is tickling my lungs with a feather all the time! The family member was over it in about 5 days. I guess I feel betrayed because I eat very well, usually get lots of sleep, and work out regularly. On the very rare occasion that I do get a bug, I'm over it in 1 to 2 days and the symptoms are very mild. This time it is very different. Is there some new crazy super bug going around? I've tried all the usual natural and OTC remedies including Mucinex DM (which actually made it A LOT WORSE!). I have still been doing workouts, just lowering the weights and reps so I don't over-tire myself. Do any of you Cathletes have this?