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Hello my dear friends!

I have been in a very bad state for the past two months now.  I have been battling a chronic sinus infection that is resisting treatment.  I have been on antibiotics (for the initial infection), can’t take decongestants as it raises my blood pressure and heart rate, take anti-inflammatory (may have to switch to a stronger one), three medrol prednisolone packs (which helped considerably and then you are yanked off of them)...I have done saline sprays, nasal steroid spray, warm compresses, warm water salt gargle, take extra Vitamin C and a multi-vite to increase immune system.  I have seen my ENT twice, he did a hearing test and a tympanogram which measures the pressure in your ear and to see if there is fluid behind the eardrum....no fluid showed, but slight negative pressure in right ear.  I have something called  

              eustation tube dysfunction, so it takes a long time for my ears to pop when swollen.

I am physically exhausted as this takes a huge toll on a person, so now I will be scheduled for CAT scans.

I pray something is done as I cannot continue this way or at least one of the doctors use some urgency on this.  I am hoping to get into seeing my GP by tomorrow.  I will be able to address everything with her about some other avenues take....allergy testing (again), rheumatology (again), thyroid scanning as I constantly have a swelling in my lymph gland.

So if you don’t see me here too much, then you will know why.
Wishing you all the best!

heart xxoo



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    • +1 votes vote up vote up

      Mzd3 wrote May 27, 2014
    • Mary, I’m so sorry you are still having to deal with this ! I hope someone can figure this out and you start getting well soon! Will say a prayer for you heart



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      Linda L wrote May 27, 2014
    • Mary, so sorry you‘re going through this. Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way. Take care. heart



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      Diane17 wrote May 28, 2014
    • Mary - So sorry to hear you‘re still battling this!  I hope and pray that your doctors can figure out something and that you get relief soon.   heart



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      Marya1961 wrote May 31, 2014
    • Thanks friends, saw my GP on Thursday....she started me on a very high dose of Prednisone for the next two weeks, took eight vials of blood to check for inflammatory markers in my body, also Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis....since I have Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis all through my spine, some other things could be developing.  I am starting to feel slightly better on the steroid.

      I had a CAT scan of my sinuses and it did show inflammation and thickening in my sinus area of the cheeks and above the nose, plus a mucous cyst, but my Ear, Nose, Throat doctor doesn’t seem to be concerned about that as it is very common in people with sinus issues...although it could be part of the problem if it blocks a sinus cavity....I may have to get a second opinion.  I am scheduled for a CAT scan of the lymph glands of the neck on Monday as I keep feeling swelling there.

      I am just so tired, and want to feel good again...next on the list when I feel better is allergy testing (again) and possibly allergy shots and probably back to a Rheumatologist and possibly an Infectious Disease doctor if the steroids don’t clear this up completely.

      Please keep saying prayers as I always do for everyone here at Fab40.

      heartheart



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      Marya1961 wrote May 31, 2014
    • Oh, son has been my savior...taking me to all my appts, cooking me healthy anti-inflammatory meals, getting me my meds....he is one in a million....hope a sweet loving girl comes into his life when God deems it....hub has been keeping up with all the outside work and keeping my spirits up....I am truly blessed.heart



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