What a boring life I lead. All I do is work, sleep, and go to work again! Who wants to hear about that? It's the same thing every day. The only thing different about my day is that I am still sick with a very bad something...... I still have not got a voice. I guess it's called chronic laryngitis. I will be off to the doc again in the a. m. to see what is up. This time I will have him listen to my breathing and not just look down my throat from afar and tell me yep I do indeed need antibiotics. That's what the last Dr. did. He sat about 6 feet away from me and told me to open my mouth wide. Then he shone his Dr. light in my mouth and said " oh yes you need medicine". What the heck is that? I was feeling too badly at the time to confront him on it. So I just went on my way trusting that the Doctor knows best all the while knowing that no the Dr. does not always know best. I am so frustrated with the medical profession right now. They have not helped me at all. I have been sick since Christmas. Does anyone out there have any advice for laryngitis and a dry cough that my doc could not give me. I have tried, hot tea, hot showers, silence (not using my voice), antibiotics,... Vick's on the neck ...... What am I missing? Perhaps this is just something that has to run it's course. I have heard that this is a nasty virus and it takes a very long time. I have been known to have laryngitis before but not for 4 weeks in a row. It feels like I will never have a normal voice again. Does it sound like I am wining? It feels like I am. I don't mean too. I feel very guilty especially since I have just heard that my cousin who is my age has had 4 strokes in a row. She is now in hospital with loss of sight in one eye and has been sedated because she can't stop crying. Poor Belinda. Please pray for her. It put things into perspective does it not. I feel bad for getting frustrated cuz I am feeling poorly over a long term viral infection. On the very positive side of things, enjoy my precious grand babies. No matter how bad of a day I may be having, these sweet little ones brighten my day every single time. God bless the little children. How precious they are.