I started coughing 2 1/2 weeks ago, didn't think anything of it until my throat started to hurt (felt swollen). I wake up in the morning with swelling below my left ear and I have a hard time swallowing, my ears kill me everytime I swallow too. I've noticed I have white patches on my tonsils. I haven't been able to get a good night sleep because I'm waking up about every 4 hours coughing. I've lost a little bit of weight because I have been able to eat. I started have a little bit of pain on the right side of my body this morning around the rib cage and back area. I went to the hospital on Monday they tested me for Mono, strep, Pneumonia and a Kidney infection all the test came back fine. They diagnosised me with Viral Syndrome is it possible to feel like this with viral syndrome or did they miss something in one of the test?