I've been struggling with a nasty chest infection for a good week now, it started as a sore throat, then my toncils and glands got inflamed and my chest (sternum) hurt. Everything has gone down except a the chest thing, which is still painful and a huge discomfort. I still feel kinda groggy and nauseater but all in all much better than earlier in the week. The cough that comes with it is making me miserable though: it's sort of ok during the day but at night I cannot lie down, the scratchiness in my chest gets so bad I just cough and cough, literally till I have tears running down my face. Any nodding off gets interrupted and I have to sit as straight up as I can. Unfortunately I can't sleep in that position. I've got the window open, coz it eases it a bit and am not wearing my flanel pj's coz that also made it worse. I do doze off near the morning but then I spend the next two hours coughing so much and so violently, I threw up once. I haven't had a night's sleep in five days, even my sleeping tablet did not help. Doctor is not an option till Monday (work). Does anyone have àny tips?