I've got Strep throat. It's the first time in my life. It's sucked the ambition out of me. I thought it was the beginnings of a cold and thus waited too long to get the antibiotics I needed, so it'll still be a few more days before I start feeling normal and able to sleep normally. It REALLY hurts when I swallow.
Later... I forgot to talk about the little packets I got at the pharmacist... Little packets of Tylenol (or Paracetamol here in Europe) and Codeine that you mix with water and drink. It's got an orangy flavor like drugged up kool-aid. A couple of these and my throat's not cured, but I feel a lot better. Woozy, but better. ;-)