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common cold ?

Hello so far for almost 2 wks ive had a cold and cough it first started off as your general common cold or possable sinus infection ? had runny nose ,pressure in forehead, itchy raw throat , sneezing, and a little bit of acheyness and a dry cough when i first started to cough i coughed up some greenesh brown phlem . as the days went by my cough started to sound like i was gargling, and nothing else was coming up, i would feel my chest rattle . then i noticed my right eye having pressure in it. it comes and goes . Anyways now its been over a week in half my cough seems to be weird one day it can be dry and then all of the sudden sound like im gargling when i cough. but like i said nothing comes up . my rib cage feels tender ,my nose runs one day and then stops and gets dry and then back to runny . now my ears are popping . i also noticed sometimes at night i wake up coughing ,or early in the morning after i awake . when i laugh sometimes i start coughing . i havent really noticed any breathing problems . i am a smoker ive been smoking on and off since i was 13 yrs old and i am now 33 yrs old . i also did have a bad upper resp. infection with bronch.  a cpl of yrs ago but really havent had anything like that since then .

I dont know if this has anything to do with it or not but i have been having problems on my left side of my ribcage. in my back side and front i would get pains ,sometimes they felt as though i had stitches inside and others like a dull ache or sharp stabbing pain. i also noticed i do have a lump of some sort on my ribcage at the bottom i told my doc about it and he said its possabley cartilage build up. and wasnt really concerned about it . i still have pains in my back at the bottom base of my ribs sometimes i cant turn it hurts to turn. ive been having this for the last 3 yrs now with my ribs , my doc has told me it could be muscle thing or my ribs popping out of place, or maybe arthritus in the ribcage , but really hasnt giving me a solid diag. always it could be this or could be that ! lets put u on this or lets put u on that ! im actually getting tired of it !

Anyways does this sound like a common cold or possibly more ? should i wait it out more to see if it goes away ?
thank you for whoever answers my post !
2young ..
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Avatar universal
These are my mothers exact symptoms. It was bronchitis at first but afterward the dr. blamed it on her mild  COPD from smoking most of her life.
Avatar universal
I have had this type of a flu and its been a month and i don't think
i have really recovered from it.  But i took amoxil for a week because
it is a bronchitis infection.  Then start taking vitamin c in a powder form and echnicia helps.  Drink at least 6 glasses of water and try doing
yoga ie breathing exercises.
Avatar universal
hi i would just like to share my experience. i only take forever living bee propolis and absorbent C to help strengthen my immune system against cough,colds, flu and respiratory problems. hope this info helps. for any inquiries you can email me at [email protected],com glad to help
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