I get sick if I stop taking medications?
My brothers and I got the flu a few weeks ago and I was the first to get better.
But, after two days, I started developing flu symptoms again so I took more medications, so I got better and so did my brothers by then.
Two days later, it happened again. I kept coughing even though I felt fine before.
It only goes away if I drink medicine continuously, otherwise it starts with a cough and gets worse from there.
I stopped taking meds right now, and I do have a cough and sore throat and am starting to get a cold.
It's never happened before. I don't know if it matters, but this is also the worst flu I've had in years. I haven't had a fever in years but when I developed this one, it was 102 F for a day, becoming 103 F by nightfall. It went back to 102 F before disappearing two days later.
- 10 months ago
If the cough returns your flu may now be a post-flu pneumonia. There's no reason to have those symptoms for weeks with no history of allergies or chronic lung disease. You most likely need to be seen and have a chest X-ray.
- LaurenLv 610 months ago
Without knowing what medication you are taking, it would be hard to speculate as to why symptoms come back. The fact that you keep getting it is not a good sign. If you are currently still having symptoms and needing to take the medication, probably a good idea to see a doctor.