So in late October my little son brought home a cold and infected the family.
I got better after 2 weeks but relapsed again a week later in mid-November. I've been sick for the last month (fatigue, ears itch/hurt, eyes burn/red, facial pain, extremely dry nasal passages, mucus in my eyes upon waking up, nausea, slight sore throat from nasal drip, slight dizziness, etc.). Went to the dr. today because felt so depressed about my sickness.
The dr. says I have a bad sinus infection where the "goo" is trapped causing all the issues and hence why my nasal passages are dry. He prescribed Amox-Clav - 875 MG twice a day (once every 12 hours) for 7 days. He also told me to buy Afrin.
The last time I had this bad of sinus infection was 2/2008-mid March 2008. I didn't take this antibiotic specifically. I usually end up getting a yeast infection with any antibiotic I consume so bought some Monistat just in case.
I also take a pain killer for my lower back pain (bulging disc) and hip bone spurs. Oh the fun.
I also take vitamin B12 (Jarrow brand), D3, Potasium, Magnesium, Vitamin C, Biotin (for hair and nails), and Fish oil.
I am wondering if anybody here has tried this antibiotic to treat their sinus infection and if yes, how well did it work. How long did it take during your course of antibiotic treatment to start feeling better?
I have two children and a full time job so I'm just really eager to stop feeling like a walking zombie!
Also any other things you take to prevent or treat your sinus issues?
I live in WA state where it's cold and dark. I use artificial light to prevent seasonal affective disorder. I am also taking visine drops and doing a nasal rinse twice daily.
I feel like the walking dead.