here's a hummer for you. My daughter started with a very sore throat a couple weeks ago, then a cough and cold/flu-like symptoms with fever. She went to Dr and got antibiotics which didn't help; they said she had bronchitis. She missed nearly a week of work but went back to work this week and has come home early twice. She went back to dr because she is still coughing, non-productively and it is very wearing. She has no fever but is really tired. The dr said today she probably has WHOOPING COUGH! The test to find out if that is true is invasive so they aren't doing it, but gave her more cough syrup and a different antibiotic. They just told her it has to wear off and will take a long time. Also they said this childhood disease is making a reappearance because people don't get the shot for their children. It was not available when my daughter was little and she never had whooping cough (there were dpt shots which she got in infancy.) Has anyone heard of adults having this these days? hummmm..