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*cough cough*

A couple weeks ago, my SO and our roommate both came down with the flu at about the same time.  I thought I got lucky and managed to stay healthy for several days, but I too eventually succumbed.  Lot of good that flu shot did.

But the symptoms passed and I started feeling better.  All except for a cough, which kept getting progressively worse.  It's so bad that it's making my throat sore and it's severely impacting my ability to sleep.  Some coughing fits have left me with a severe headache or feeling dizzy.  I finally decided to bite the bullet and see a doctor.

Many of the HyVee stores in Omaha have a Quick Care clinic, which lets you see a physician  without an appointment and for a not horrendously expensive fee (usually $69).  I mentioned to the doctor that I didn't have insurance and he gave me a $15 off coupon, the last one he had.

I suspected that I had bronchitis (I've had it before), and sure enough, the doctor could clearly hear my wheezing.  It's definitely bronchitis.  He gave me a couple prescriptions for antibiotics and a corticosteroid.  HyVee's pharmacy also offers $4 generic prescriptions, so I was able to get the drugs for just $8.

While driving home, I had a really bad coughing fit that caused me to blackout for several seconds.  That was scary.  Fortunately I was on a wide stretch of road with no other cars around.  I managed to get home without further incident.
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