Well, I am back from the doc's, and after doing a throat culture, and strep coming back negative, the doc said, "I am surprised it came back negative, given how red your throat is." He did give me a prescription to fill tomorrow if I am not feeling better. That's all well and good, but that doesn't really help me today. I haven't eaten anything in 27 hours, and couldn't keep anything down 48 hours before that, so now I am cranky and (sort of) hungry, and my throat is still killing me. With my luck, I'll fell better just in time to go back to work Monday. Oh, he said he thinks it is some viral infection since it wasn't strep. Bah.