Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Those Holes in My Face
A few weeks ago I was knocked on my rear end by a cold. I mean, it was a cold. Not a biggie, right? Well, I had heard of others who'd been put out of commission by this season's cold, and I kind of poo-pooed it. A few of the kids started winter break with it, and I was sitting there all smug thinking about how I had dodged the bullet.
Well, after six days, I decided I'd had it. It was time for the kids to go back to school in the next couple days, and I HAD to be up and moving. So, I went to the doctor.
When I picked up the prescription, I was told that I needed to time things with it. I couldn't eat any of the 42 (exaggerating here, but you get the idea) things they listed at the same time as the medicine as it would tamper its ability to absorb into my system. No iron, no calcium, no..... You get the idea.
Well, I started taking it and within three doses, my stomach was KILLING me--yogurt or no yogurt, so I stopped taking it. Plus, he'd told me it was probably just a virus, so what good was it doing me anyway to take these terrible things? The sinus symptoms started coming back. Hmm. Virus? Maybe not. A couple days later, I started taking the meds again. Again, the stomach and then the stomach flu-like symptoms. I stopped. I'm done. I decided that I'd rather have the sinus problems than the stomach problems.
Anyway, what this incredibly long story leads to is that I'm starting to figure out other ways to deal with this sinus stuff. In the meantime, I'm learning that it may be the sinuses that have been causing all kinds of trouble with all kinds of things. I mean, they're just these holes in my head, right? I'm even thinking now that it may have caused this. Here's why....
The next time I had a cold, I tried it, and it was great. Weird, but great.
It has been sitting in my cupboard since then. Since I'd only used it a couple times with that cold, I kind of forgot it existed.
I got it out yesterday morning and decided to give it a try again. I used it again last night. The amazing thing is that the dizziness I've had on and off for the past number of years is gone. Fluke? Coincidence? When I went to bed last night, I realized that there were parts of my face where I could feel a clearness that I hadn't had for a really long time.
I'm hoping to get on top of the sinus infection, but better than that, I'm hoping to clear up a bunch of problems. Wow! Who knew?!
Oh, and the Warden was reading online the other night and found out the doxycycline is also used to battle anthrax, so I told him I was just going to tuck those pills away until the day that I contract that one. Well, now I feel really prepared. :oP