My muscles have been behaving lately, but my SINUSES have not!!! I’ve had more sinus infections this year than I ever remember having. Most of them resolved normally with over the counter medicines and time. But several took antibiotics to clear up.
I’ve had several eye infections this year in my right eye and twice this year I’ve had extremely painful sinus toothaches – both on the right side. And my most recent bout of post nasal drip would not resolve, even after having three rounds of different antibiotics.
All these bouts with antibiotics this year has created a situation that I’m really concerned about. I’m now keeping a list of all the antibiotics I can no longer take, because I had bad side effects, or they don’t work on me any more.
My ENT suggested having surgery to widen the openings to the sinus cavities so the mucus can drain more easily. I was reluctant to have it done, so I tried to stall and see if the latest round of antibiotics would knock it out.
I decided to also try using a neti pot – a simple device used to wash out the mucus from the sinuses without using any medicines – just a solution of sea salt and baking soda in boiled sterile water. It’s easy enough to do, and I had high hopes that I could unclog my sinuses myself.
But within a week of finishing the prescription, I was back to feeling yucky and coughing up gunk from the back of my throat. So I’m back on another round of antibiotics, and scheduled for sinus surgery – on Halloween! So I’m praying for a Treat of less problems with my sinuses – and NOT a Trick!!