You have my sympathies Cliffie...........Karen and I would go through this same thing every year for about 8 years straight. Hang in...it gets better, but its a pain in the ass....well, really the lungs, but that does bring new meaning to the phrase "Blow it out your ass."
The Vicks/moisture thing worked about as well as anything while waiting for the meds. Get the chest x-ray man.....and then talk to your doctor about a pneumonia shot. They're good for ten years and really make a difference. One version of this year's flu has very similar symptons too. We weren't able to get flu shots til a couple of weeks ago due to lack of vaccine in this area and the only way we got one then was to be considered high risk. Anyway, I'd already got the flu and it left after about 6 days but also left behind a nasty sinus infection that augmentin is clearing up.
Stay warm, drink the liquids and ride it out. Sorry my friend, I know its a pain.