It seems like everyone I know is coming down with a cold, the flu, or some other Winter sickness. Depending on the illness or how long it's been going on, some doctors may prescribe antibiotics to speed up the recovery even when you are dealing with a viral infection rather than a bacterial one. While a course of these powerful pills can help kick your sick to the curb, you may have to deal with annoying side effects such as nausea, stomach pains, diarrhea, or a yeast infection. So tell me . . .