It turns out that I have developed strep throat, after all. The in-office test for this was negative, but a second throat culture came back positive, for a less aggressive form of strep. This doesn’t surprise me at all, based on the symptoms that I have been continuing to experience.
I’m actually looking forward to starting an antibiotic, so that I can feel better soon. Once again, I’m thankful that I was assertive about asking for a throat culture to be performed, during my recent visit with my primary care physician. You know your body better than anyone else does, after all.