it's going around here in Mass. sinus infection, bronchitis, sore throat, laryngitis, ear ache thing. My doctor gave me doxycycline, the only antibiotic I'm not allergic to. I've been flat out on my back with this for a week and a half. All I want to do is sleep, in fact I slept through Easter altogether. I am having a H___ of a time trying to get back on my feet. I don't know what to think. This was my April vacation (i'm a teacher). If it wasn't vacation, i would have been our the whole week. My doctor's nurse has it too, she went to an ear, nose and throat doctor who said that they don't know what this is. She's on her fourth antibiotic. This is pretty scary in these days of the "Mystery Infection". I thouhgt it was pneumonia for awhile. The doxy did a pretty good job clearing my chest, but didn't knock it out. The exhaustion is unbelievable....been sleeping 12-15 at night, but not good sleep, I keep waking up. You know, i'm in that zone where I feel like I'm never going to get rid of this. Is this a flare? I saw a post mentioning that a flare could be caused by an infection. I hate this DD. It's like you can't have control over your life anymore. I've taken so much sick time this year already. Needing to vent, i guess.