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    Sore throat for almost 9 weeks post flu
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    Adibeti12 posted:
    9 weeks ago I had the flu and post that had a severe sore throat and cough. I went to the GP and he prescribed amoxicillin for a week and asked to visit if symptoms persisted. The night before the course of medication was to end I had terrible chest pain below the right breast, so the following morning I went to Accidents and Emergencies. An ECG was taken which was normal, the Dr heard my chest and advised I had a minor chest infection for which he gave me Clarithromycin for a week. He also said I had costochondritis and asked me to take ibuprofen and paracetamol for the chest pain. He also advised me that if I still had a sore throat and cough I go back to the GP and ask to be referred for a chest X-ray and bloods. I then returned to the GP as wasn't well, and was given prednisone for a week. I went back again as there was no change and have now been referred to an ENT specialist for further investigation. What I would like to know is that physically I have no issues, no fever, chills, no fatigue or tiredness even the chest pain has reduced with just some dullness which I can only experience if I stretch, but is just the sore throat, husky voice and little bit of cough which usually comes when I am talking or in the mornings when I am out of bed. Just want to know why this may have prolonged. Nothing seems to have helped, including home remedies like salt water gargles, honey and lemon, lozenges, steam, etc. Has anyone experienced the same before?


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