I am in the midst of an allergy illness.
Started with itchy throat, ears, and running nose. Usual.
Jumped to phlegmy coughing, and occasional productive coughs. Not so usual for me.
Now the sinus headache, which is usually #2 in the progression.
I am sitting at work, in the dark (because of the headache) and coughed, then realized how much better I felt. Thank God I looked down and realized I had coughed a giant lung oyster of mucus onto my lovely dark blue, gray, and raspberry argyle sweater.
On the positive side, I can breathe now.