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Sinus Infection ....

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 19, 2008
  • 08:52 PM

For years I've had a lot of sinus infections. Mostly I attributed this to living in cold Alaska and constantly being indoors and "passing" various bugs around the office and what bugs my children and husband bring home that kept me getting these sinus infections.

I now live in Florida and no longer work which has substantially cut back the sinus infections to maybe one a year now. Last May, I had another bad sinus infection and in the middle of it, as usual, I lost all my smell and taste ability, which I usually always do for 3-4 days. Well unfortunately for me, my smell or taste have still yet to return.

I've been to a couple doctors (even an ENT doctor) who after three different courses of antibiotics, months of taking Flonase and a Catscan, still have no clue why I cannot smell or taste. (I do have a sense of salty, sweet or sour but mostly everything has weird tastes and flavors. I can no longer eat or drink most everything I use to since everything tastes and smells like a weird "metallic" and rotting flavor).

Anyone have any suggestions? I just hate not being able to smell or taste things and it's been almost a year now. I can only drink water and cannot eat meats (except chicken) or even fruits! You truly don't know how much you miss smelling and tasting things till you no longer can't and I don't want to even think I may never get them back. :^(

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