I just got over a cold that sounds really similar to what you have. It only took me 2 days to start feeling better. This is what I do. I take Zicam as soon as I start feeling a cold come on. It might be a little late for you to start it now but you can give it a shot and see if it helps at all. I drink a ton of green tea with honey and lemon. It helps my throat feel better and the honey is a natural antibiotic and the green tea helps your immune system. I eat only fruits and vegetables when I'm sick. It seems to help my body get better faster. Yesterday all I ate was carrots, an apple, an orange and some cucumber. I swear all the vitamins and minerals really will help you feel better faster. Also I try to drink as much water as I can and I take OTC medicines to help deal with the symptoms so I can sleep better.