Good morning! And Happy Friday! (I live for weekends) Well, I've been dealing with this cold from Hades now for a good two weeks. Still hacking away, still snotting away, still not able to talk without coughing. Because of HBP and because of my allergies, my doctor basically said, "Well, you seem to be over the worst of it. And because of your other problems, I hesitate to prescribe anything for you. Let's let it go; I think you're going to be OKay." Well, dang. I'm taking Coricidin HBP and that's pretty much it. Can't use Halls lozenges because my face will swell up (allergy). No aspirin, nothing. Well, dang again. I am lucky; I was off sick all last week (other than the holiday) and nobody at work blinked an eye. They'd rather we stay home and commiserate alone then bring the whole thing in and share it at work. So let's talk about colds: How do you deal with a cold? Is there anything you do to help curb your coughing? Do you go to bed and stay there until you're 1) Dead as a doornail, or 2) Pretty sure you're going to survive? Or do you take your favorite meds and go about your life as usual? And while we're talking about colds and flu, do you get a flu shot? How about a pneumonia shot?