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Severe sinus infection, what can I do? Been to Dr three times already!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Pumpkinpup, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I have been very sick. Some days I am in so much pain that I can't hardly get anything at all done and have to stay in bed for hours at the time. I can't do that! I have animals that require care and this freezing weather is making everything even worse!!!! [​IMG]
    I have had this antibiotic and that antibiotic and steroids and blah blah blah...... None of this works for more than two or three days and I am right back where I started.
    I have taken Suphedrine, and Aleve Severe Cold and Sinus. These helped a little but not much.
    I stayed in bed about 70% of the day yesterday with a dizzy throbbing head and could not breathe.
    I need help! Anyone got any suggestions? At this point I am running out of options [​IMG]
     
  2. mendygnl

    mendygnl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, sinus pain is horrible, and dangerous since it is so close to the brain.

    Have you ever used a netti-pot? It's used to gently rinse out the nasal passage with warm saline water. Natural way to get the gunk out so they can heal. My doc put me on to it and many swear by them. It would certainly be worth a try. Good luck [​IMG]
     
  3. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I second the neti pot. Also are you seeing a regular dr. or an ENT? I would get yourself to a specialist at this point.
     
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Hot peppers & a tear-jerker movie should clear those sinuses right up!Just start with a full box of tissues![​IMG]
     
  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I have considered going to a specialist but can't afford that right now.
    I'll have to continue to self medicate until things improve a bit around here [​IMG]
     
  6. mendygnl

    mendygnl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Forgot to say, the neti-pot is about $10 and you can even get it at WallyWorld.
     
  7. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Quote:I may have to try that out. Sounds perfectly horrible but at this point, what the heck [​IMG]
     
  8. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Robin, sorry to hear you aren't well. Have your husband pick up some MUSSINEX DM (might have to ask pharmacist for it I think they keep it behind the counter) Its about the only thing that helps me when I get like you are

    ALSO, drink lots and lots of water as it will tend to dry you out
     
  9. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Yard full o' rocks :

    Robin, sorry to hear you aren't well. Have your husband pick up some MUSSINEX DM (might have to ask pharmacist for it I think they keep it behind the counter) Its about the only thing that helps me when I get like you are

    ALSO, drink lots and lots of water as it will tend to dry you out

    Thanks, Scott! [​IMG] I will do that right now! I need to run into town to pay my water bill anyhow so I'll pick up some while I'm there.

    Hope you and the family are all doing well. Happy New Year, by the way!​
     
  10. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Quote:I may have to try that out. Sounds perfectly horrible but at this point, what the heck [​IMG]

    Neti Pots Suck, but they work, remember how bad I was early last year, not so much this year. Once you get the hang of using one it isn't really that bad.
     

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