Well, I officially have the crud. Not the same symptoms as my SO of last week, but I have decided colds and sinus issues manifest differently for everyone based on their disposition.
For me, it’s a stabbing headache that goes from my top of my head to my teeth. If I could pluck out my eyeball or cut a hole in my cheek, I think I could get rid of the headache. My teeth hurting makes it difficult to eat. Plus, my nose bleeds randomly and my throat hurt. The throat is probably the result of sinus drainage, which has made me a little hoarse.
My SO on the other hand had sinus drainage, a cough, and lethargy.
This means my evening will be spent some classic movies or TV shows that I love and my eye mask on… and NyQuil. I have no idea why Phenylephrine HCl makes my heart race and gives me the shakes, but it does (this rules out almost all cold & sinus medications).