Colds come in three phases. I have now made it to phase 3.
Phase 1 : Very runny nose. You can feel germ ridden nose juice trickling down your throat and into your stomach. As a result of this your throat starts to be irritated, and you start to feel queesey.
Phase 2 : After sleeping with acidic slime in your throat it is sore and tickly. This contributes to the involuntary caughing and sneezing which is giving you a dizzying headache, and spreading germs everywhere.
Phase 3 : The storm has passed. There is some risidual irritation causing the occasional caugh, but some immune response has definately kicked in, and your nose is now producing inexplicable quantities of thick gloopy snot.