I'm FINALLY starting to feel better. 6 days and $150 later I think I've found the perfect sic-ocktial: Clairitin + Musinex + David's homemade beef vegetable soup (steaming hot). I'm not sure there's a cold medication I did not sample over the last few days and this is the only combo that worked. (On a related side note, please pray for my liver.)
If I'm 100% recovered by Friday (doubtful), this weekend better look out.