Aside from my current illness, the worst illness I've had at any one time was Scarlet Fever, when I was about 9 or so. Had a fever of around 105 for a few days. Body felt tired, and I was constantly using the bathroom, but I otherwise felt fine. I remember, in my boredom, taping a note to my best friend to a frisbee and trying to fly it across the street... instead of calling her.
man scarlet fever? can't you like die from that?
Not since... the.. 16-18th century. Most a days we have "cures" and medications for all the old world diseases, but theres ALWAYS a chance you could die from something, such as cold, degenerates down to pneumonia which can lead to lung infection which can lead to death. But you get the point.
But to Mel, Id highly recommend just Hot Steamy showers, Anything from the Mint family aerosols (yes.. Cat nip is included, though a softer version of the pure mint), Tylenol/Asprin for coughing all the crap up, because your head is going to be pounding like a Bit*h.
Lots of fluids, Sleep, and take your meds on time, and Just be patient. Eventually your going to hack all of it up. It will just take time.
General Doctorly advice from when i was in medical. Get well soon darlin.