About 2 months ago i developed a slight cough and it has gotten worse recently. Initially i thought it would go away so i took night nurse medicine which usually clears up most things. Then about a month ago i started coughing much more, perhaps due to the fact i was going to the gym alot and maybe it weakened my immunity and allowed the cough to worsen.
I went to the doctor and he listened to my chest and said it was only a throat infection so he gave me simple linctus cough medicine for a week. During that week however I started coughing so much my throat was sore and some of the sputum contained a little blood. This only happened in the morning when i woke up after sleeping. I went to the doctor as soon as it happened and he prescribed amoxicillin 250mg 3 times a day for a week as well as more linctus.
This combination did help, and i remember i felt 80% better with the cough gone completely, but when the course stopped I was left with a swollen lump in the back of my throat which made it really painful to swallow. I couldnt make it through the day without Ibuprofen. I thought this would go away but after another week of constant throat pain I went back to the doctor and he said the back of my throat was inflamed and prescriped Phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg to be taken twice, four times a day and told me its best to stay off Ibuprofen and gave me something called Diclofenac Sodium Enteric coated tablets 50mg to be taken 3 times a day after meals. He also booked me in for a blood test which will be in 2 days.
Today is the first day im taking the penicillin and diclofenac tablets and Im really worried as ive hardly ever been ill before and ive never had constant pain like i have in the back of my throat which isnt going away. The dicoflenac tablets dont seem to be helping as ive taken 2 so far today and im still in so much pain, unlike when i take Ibuprofen and the pain is usually subsiding within the hour. Apart from the throat problems im fine, not a single problem elsewhere but i can barely talk or swallow right now. I was just wondering is this a normal symptom of things generally as they begin to get better? Do you have any advice what i should be asking the doctors.
Just a quick update, thought id give gargling with listerine a try, i have to say it took away about 40% of the pain immediately! Im in love with listerine! I can actually swallow without cringing, i hope it lasts...