Sinusitus

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Chronic sinus problems

Searching for a Dr. in DC Metro Area

Hello, I'm new to the site and very glad to have found it. I was actually diagnosed with Cpni back in the late 90s and given a dose of antibioticsi. However, I did not get better and over the years tried to resign myself to the symptoms. However, lately I've developed new symptoms and on a renewed search was led to looking at infectionsi and came across the link with Cpn.

I suspect I still have this infection and would be very grateful if someone could send me names of some Drs in the Washington DC metroi area, including Northern Virginia and Maryland who might be familiar with treating this.

Thank you!

Who out there is functional? (Non-Ms'ers)

For the benefit of perspective......I am curious.  We get varied responses on physical reactions to pulses, ABXi, etc.; BUT,  in the big picture, how many of you ( on a day-to-day basis), are still functioning below normal.... or non-functional?   How many are unable to work, drive, take care of the home, cook, etc.?

Some of you speak of your pulses taking you down, but yet have the physical capabilities of going to the gym, carrying out day-to-day activities and working.  (Which, by the way, is fantastic)  This query is in no way meant as an offense to anyone.  

 Since I am unable to do a poll, is anyone willing to share?

 

How long on CAP:

Working:

Driving:

Physical levels of endurance: 

 

 

Time to Add Rifampin?

What started as a severe sinus problem is now in my chest (again).  I am still having debilitating malaise, deep chest coughing, running a low grade fever off and on.  I have been taking Tinii continuously now for a little over a month (as well as Doxyi and Roxi).  I am still doing the neti pot, Mucinex (seems to help), nasal sprays, etc.   I still have what appears to be swelling in the mandibular area of my face.

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Colloidal silver

Has anyone used colloidal silver drops in saline nasal spray for fungal sinus?  I am thinking about trying it.  Lynn

Supplement reaction?

I decided to try a limited set of the supplementsi: vit E, vit C (+ a couple of oranges, and juice at breakfast), vit D3, ALA, Milk thistle, and melatonin">i. I decided to leave B12 and NACi out for now. The reason I leave NAC out is that I want to supplement the others in order to counter any deficiencies there to increase the chance that any reaction is a NAC-flu from action on Clamydia EBs (is it a good idea or unnecessary, well see below, too).

About Me

I have been suffering with asthmai for about 20 years.  I then developed chronic sinus infectionsi and bronchitis.  About 5 years ago, I had sinus surgery to remove nasal polyps.  About this time, I also started allergy shots.  Due to insurance premiums, I stopped taking allergy shots.  For the first time in years after surgery, I could breathe out of both nostrils.  The allergy shots did help to some degree as well. The bronchitis and sinus infections reduced dramatically, but slowly came back.  I use the netti pot and must say that it is very helpful (at times).  I use a symbicort inhaler from time to time and  notice my asthma kicks in when it is cold or when I exercise.  I have never had asthma so bad where I needed a rescue inhaler, but nonetheless, I am tired of my conditio

Pharyngitis

I seem to have it again.  I am on Biaxin 500mg 2xday and the doxyi 2 x aday 100mg.  I've read that it could be fungal so I'm going to take 200mg of diflucan a day and see if that helps.  I also went back on the thrush losenges?  Hard to swallow and feels like something is stuck in my throat but it's just red, no infection I can see.  Has anyone here had this a lot and what did you do for it?   Did it resolve on its own?  I just can't see adding another antibiotic.  That would make 3 different ones a day plus all the other stuff I'm on. 

help again

Well, here I am again asking questions!  I have been really sick for about a week now.  I've been blaming the ragweed (it's horrible here from mid-August to 1st frost usually in November) but I think my right sinus is infected again.  I spent 18 years straight on every antibiotic I think that was ever made!  After I started the abxi last October I haven't had a sinus infection.  I am still on everything but what if I add a rocephini shot to the mix?  My gp might give me one or two.  I've had to have endoscopic cultures done of my right sinus for years.  Otherwise, it's like a shot in the dark trying to kill an infection.  I've probably got lots of mutated bugs from all the years of one antibiotic after another.  I'm sure if I went to an ent doc (ear, nose,throat) he wouldn't put me

1 year and 9 months on CAP.

I didn't even notice how time went by. It's been 1 year and 9 months since I started CAPi. When I started, I thought I'd be on it only for a year. Then I hoped to stop at 2 years mark but now I see that I may need a bit more time b/c I still have a few unresolved symptoms.

I am guilty though for taking about 3-4 weeks break from treatment this summer. It happened sponteneously. I ran out of meds, didn't refill on time, we needed to go away for vacation, oh well, many excuses. The truth is that I am burnt out.  I put myself back on track but I can't wait when the treatment will be over. 

Brutal Illness

I hope I'm posting this in the right place. I have been telling my story to every type specialist in the books until now. I'm praying my new docs are on the right track.

c-dif

            It's been awhile. This spring wasn't good but I learned alot. Was on antibioticsi for one year, finally got c-dif. Thought I was taking plenty of probiotics but it happened. I found in April I had c-dif and it's 1 aug. and I'm still trying to get back to normal. My numbers came down from 1150 to 550. My congestion is alot better so I stopped antibiotics till my digestive system is better. But I'm living better without pain. Thanks to the people on cpnhelp, though you might not know but reading others paths to health has helped me understand what I had to face. Steveco

Systemic yeast

Have a question - while taking the cpni protocol I've noticed that my systemic yeast has gotten worse.  I take Diflucan 100-200mg a day with everything else.  A year ago I used Amphotericin B nasal wash  off and on for about 3 years.  My sinus doc said I would probably have to stay on it.  I also start feeling really bad a day or two after it rains so the mold allergy I have adds an extra load to everything else.  I have found out through the years of 19 years of straight antibioticsi for chronic sinusitis that the yeast problems seem to make or bring on the fibromyalgiai.  I always feel worse in the spring, summer and fall because of the mold. 

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