I have just completed 20 days of antibiotics, 10 days of antibiotics that the doctor says they reserve for the “big gun” infections, and guess what? I’m still sick. I don’t feel as bad as I did, but I am still not well and I still have a lot of pressure in my head, my ears are still full of fluid, my head feels like it is going to explode, I’m still not sleeping and my ears hurt like crazy. Now my neck is hurting like mad also. Just turning my eyes to the side to look at something is causing excruciating pain in my head – that is how much pressure I have in my sinuses and in my head.
I have been using a Netti Pot, which is so gross. I can’t stand that feeling but I have been faithfully using it several times a day but I am having trouble with it because my sinuses are clogged. When I pour the saline solution into my right nostril, it goes directly into my throat instead of out my other nostril and I’m doing it the exact same way as the left side so I am assuming it is because that side is clogged. So I am hacking and gagging like crazy because that stuff is going down the back of my throat.
I talked to my manager the other day and told him not to schedule me for next week because I’m not getting well and I need some time off so that I could get my body built back up. When someone already has chronic health issues like those of us with CFS, something as minor as even a cold can take a major toll on our bodies.
I guess I’m going to call my ENT tomorrow since I still feel so bad. I do not want to take anymore antibiotics because apparently they aren’t going to help regardless of what I take. I need to take another course of treatment.
It seems this happens to me every year or so where I will get a sinus infection and then I can’t recover from it. Why is it with CFS patients we have sinus problems? I am so tired of dealing with all of this crap all of the time.