I normally have an eating problem. I eat WAY TOO MUCH and do not exercise portion control. The last thing I ate was some Oreo ice cream on Sunday night. That night, I started feeling a tickle in my throat and couldn't sleep due to uncontrollable coughing. I finally fell asleep after 5:30AM and slept for a couple hours. My alarm went off at 7:30AM and I jumped out of bed...feeling fine considering that I hardly slept. Thinking I wouldn't be able to take a full shower before work, I put my head under the bathtub faucet. After only a couple minutes, I felt pain all over my body (like a full-body headache) and realized I wouldn't be able to go to work. My throat was finally starting to feel sore due to all the coughing through the night. If I tried to cough, I could taste blood. I later felt a bit of nausea, but never vomited. Docs say it's bronchitis. I didn't mention, I also haven't defecated this whole time. I haven't done a lot of coughing since Sunday night, but when I do, it's bringing up some nasty stuff. Is it possible that I don't feel hungry because my stomach is full of mucous? Wouldn't I feel the urge to go #2 and expell the mucous? Will that prevent my body from absorbing the antibiotic I'm taking?