The sinus infection nightmare continues as I patiently (or some days…not so patiently) await my appointment with the ENT doctor this Thursday. I have been sleeping very little due to the pain in my mouth, gums, ears, and head. My mouth, teeth, and gums don’t start bothering me until I lie down at night to try and sleep. Last year when this neverending bout of sinus infections started, it began by my mouth and teeth hurting. Fortunately, I was scheduled already to go to the dentist the next day and I thought I had a bad tooth but the cloudy X-rays showed it was a sinus infection. Here I am again…a little over one year later, with no relief. I am going back to the dentist today and I will have him double check to make sure I don’t have a bad tooth, but I’m 99% sure he is going to tell me it’s my sinuses.
My ears don’t feel like they have as much fluid in them but they hurt like crazy. My throat feels raw, sore and I am noticing that I am having trouble swallowing certain foods. I guess maybe all of the sinus drainage has irritated my throat pretty badly. I have been using heat, ice, and everything you can think of to try and relieve some of the pain and pressure but nothing has worked. I hope the doctor has a better option for me than antibiotics because that course of treatment has miserably failed and I don’t want to continue taking them and killing off anymore good bacteria by taking them – especially when they’re not helping.
I am praying that I will find out something that will be beneficial and that the specialist will be able to do something to help me. I really need some relief from this.