Severe sore throat and cough

Patient

Q: Should i go back to the doctor? I went and they ruled is as "acute Pharyngitis" however the pain of my throat is unbearable. They prescribed me Benzonanate for cough which has been doing absolutely nothing. I've been experiencing this for about a week now. I can't breathe deep, I can't do really anything because of it. Had a strep swab which came back negative. I've tried everything from alternating tylenol to advil, OTC strength lozenges, everything you can think of i've tried it. So my main question is should i go back or am i just going to have to tough this out?

Symptoms:  Coughing, Severe sorethroat, shortness of breath
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