I've been suffering with very similar symptoms...non stop low grade fever, body aches, thick phlegm more from like a post nasal drip. I'm also having constant nausea, cold sweats and just been feeling miserable. my neck is swollen, i thought it was my thyroid, it feels like my thyroid, i just had my TSH go from 97 down to 2.2 in a month! My WBCand platelet counts have been dangerously low and nobody can get to the bottom of it...they say it might be a virus..I just got over covid a month ago but i feel like maybe its still from that? But i really didn't get too sick from covid, athough i must say the symptoms were similar. I went to the hospital and i tested negative for covid but idk..something is wrong and i just want to feel better again..
Lymph nodes are a good thing. :>) They scare people but they mean your body's immune system is working. You obviously have things you are fighting off. And you could have back to back viruses as it is that time of year as mentioned. Coughs in particular also can take a long time to fully go away because if our airways get irritated, that lingers a bit which then causes us to cough. Coughs can last 2 months after we've been ill simply due to this irritated airway issue. Anyway, it's been a couple of weeks. How are you now? Better?
Unfortunately, it's that time of year when there are all kinds of crappy things going around.
Most things aren't serious, and your doctor, husband and brother have all confirmed that. Your brother is better, and your husband has had it as long as you, and is hanging in there, right? You're improving, even though it's slow?
Sometimes it's more annoying to have a virus, because a bacterial infection can be easily cured with antibiotics whereas a virus just has to run it's course.
I haven't had it, but I live in the south, which until the past couple of days, has been pretty warm. Lots of people here are sick though.
Are you resting when you can? Not smoking? Drinking lots of fluids? Washing your hands a lot so you don't pick up anything else?
Hang in there, and I hope you feel better soon!