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Lymetoo
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I had a second opinion today with another ENT. He says surgery too. I think I want him to do the surgery, not the first doctor.

Tell me I'm not nuts here.... but one reason I'm going with him is his bedside manner and the fact that he only wants to do one side of my sinuses since that is the only place I NEED it done....

and because he said he doesn't PACK the sinuses like most ENT's do! That's big for me because it makes me claustrophobic to think of my sinuses being packed with gauze for a week after surgery. UGH!!!


I just don't like the whole idea of it. Seems like it would just INVITE more infection.

He also gave me a script for Keflex, a med I haven't tried yet. He gave me NO flak about Lyme disease, taking quinolones, nor steroids.

I MAY have to have steroids for surgery. I forgot to ask that.

NOW.... After I got into my car, I read the pre-surgery info and it said I could not take ANY "over the counter medications" for two weeks before surgery!

WHAT??!! [Eek!] Does that mean no SUPPLEMENTS??? I'm calling the office tomorrow to find out. But if it means no supplements, I think that's nuts!


I understand about not taking anything that would thin the blood, but I need my minerals, mag/calc, CoQ10, etc.

and NO WAY I'm leaving off Xango prior to surgery!! At least I can justify that one because it's only a JUICE!!!

Has anyone ever been told this about surgery before???

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I'm glad you like this guy better. All I can say is that I have an aunt who had her sinuses done and she was wondering why she hadn't had it done sooner.

I don't envy you, that's for sure. I used to get sinus infections frequently ... a chronic sinus infection would be about as bad as chronic Lyme!

No supplements sounds strange .... I can understand no meds.

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I'm so sorry to hear that you need surgery. [Frown]

I haven't had surgery in many years so I haven't had anyone tell me no OTC but I would have major problems with that myself.

That said, I can understand why an MD would say no OTC before surgery since there are many OTC products that he probably knows nothing about.

Perhaps you can get Dr. C. to look at your supps and approve them thereby making your surgeon feel more comfortable? From what I've heard, Dr. C. likely is knowledgable about supps so just for your own peace of mind it seems like a good idea.

Please let us know when you are scheduled so that we can keep you in our thoughts.

How is your sciatica?

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SIX... Yes, it's as bad as chronic Lyme. Awful. What your aunt said encourages me. I'm finally beginning to accept this as being an OK thing to do.

Terry.... Yes, I can get my supps cleared with Dr C or my GP, but if my ENT gets wind of it, he will cancel my surgery. That was what the paperwork said! Sheesh!

So I may just make the decision on my own and not tell anyone!

I guess people do stupid things which end up endangering them.

Terry... My sciatica is "fair." It's better today since I haven't taken Levaquin for awhile and didn't take Cipro today.

I hope I dont' have to take either for awhile. If I can keep the sinus pain at bay, I will pass on those two drugs.

Thanks for your input! [Smile]

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My husband has had sinus surgery twice. I have missed all the other info you have posted on your situation, but he had a massive infection that could not be cultured or cleared up even after 6 months of abx and antifungals.

It eventually spread into 3 sinus cavities. Having the surgery the second time seemed to be what was really needed for him. They cleared out the infection which was bad and this ENT who was highly recommended did a little restructuring inside, so that things would drain better. That is what seems to have made the difference for my husband.

Both of his sinuses were packed and that was very uncomfortable, made him VERY grumpy. Even though I think he would do it all over for the benefits he has had. No infections for about 3 years now.

Hope it goes well for you.

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hi toots!

i had 2 nose septoplasties done straightening the septum in the middle of the nose; both were packed with gauze.

my nose was non-stop running! when i was blowing my nose in office afer EACH surgery, the rn/dr. could NOT believe it! it's NOT supposed to be that way.

go for good bedside manner and one you are comfortable with.

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Dear Lymetoo,

Over the counter meds to me mean advil, tylenol, benadryl, etc.

I wouldn't stop taking my theralac or vitamin supplements.

I would avoid any herbal supplements that may or can be related to blood thinning though.

Check with xango about that possiblilty.

I wouldn't want my nose packed either. [Eek!]

I have (probably) too much empty space up there now due to shrinkage of brain. [lol]

They could probably fit a whole role of toilet paper in my nose.

Sorry to hear you need surgery. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

I would definitely not do it until after Christmas and not over a weekend.

Staffing issues at hospitals and such during the holidays.

That way you can make sure you are getting the best of care.....Which you deserve. [Smile]

Hugs,

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lymetoo:
this surgery is only effective with a fully
lined cyst filled with fluid.

anything else,this procedure won't work, at
least not long term.

the cystic lining must be curretted fron the sinus completely or it will return.
continue abx and you will have less post op infection problems read other site infornation i posted


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Lymetoo,

I don't know enough about this to make comment, but I wanted to say that my heart goes out to you and I'm hoping for a healthy and comfortable outcome for you.


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Sorry for your ordeal, Lymetoo...

See, I would have to know exactly WHAT they were going to fix, and WHY it rather suddenly became a problem with drainage.

In other words, did the infection cause some kind of cyst or polyp, or is there something structural that prevents proper drainage? Was drainage ALWAYS a problem?

I understand the drainage issue.... but I guess I would want to be as sure as I could be that whatever they planned to do would actually fix the problem for good.

BTW, I wouldn't consider supplements in the same category as "OTC drugs", but better to check on it than get it wrong.

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Lymetoo, I just haven't heard anything good about sinus surgery. I can't feel your pain or situation and one never knows until they are walking in the same shoes, but can you do some thinking on this?

I'm just so afraid of the staph & company escaping thru your body and going to make it's home somewhere else?

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Oh, and one other thing, Lymetoo.....

If you decide on surgery, DON'T have it at the same place where you picked up that dang abx-resistant Staph infection in the first place!!

To me, that would really be pushing your luck.

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Hey TuTu, [hi]

Oh boy , you are one person I wish I could help. You were so very generoud w/ your answers to me when I first came here.

Sorry I can't help, but will be sending good thoughts your way!!!

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Ice cream is the cause of many sinus infection, mix a few table spoons of Apple Cider Vinegar in water and drink it for about a month, you sinus infections and allergies (if any) will be gone.
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Tutu!

I am so sorry that you are going through the sinus stuff.

I swore by the Neti-Pot and salt water plus yeast free diet. However... one time it got bad at the very same time I had an abscessed tooth.

The tooth was taken out and thirty minutes later my sinus infection cleared. Knock-on-sinus it never came back.

Do you have any dental problems right now? Are there clear cysts in your sinus caveties?

Praying for better path for you,

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No real advice-
Just wanted to wish you well!!


sending good sinus vibes your way!!

[kiss]


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I had sinus surgery about a year ago, and I can't lie and tell you it is easy. It was a very hard surgery and the post-op is just as hard as the procedure itself.

Overally, my sinuses feel much better since I cleared them out and fixed my deviated septum.

Just remember to use your saline spray 4-5 times daily after surgery.

It is hard, but I guarantee that you will feel better after it is over.

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TuTu,
I did have diviated septum surgery way back in about '80. Doc promised it would be the cure all!!

Guess he didnt claim lyme cure back then but still had allergies over the years. Did the allergy series of shots too and they claimed to ALWAYS fix it,,not quite.

I am doomed to taking allergy meds from now till end of time.

the surgery wasnt bad back then,,,BUT they gave me Tylenol w/codine afterwards that I was allergic too and made me sick as a dog.10 times as sick as the surgery did!!

They made me stay an extra day in the hospital and I didnt care in the least. IT DID clear up constant sinus infections tho,,,as did the abx for the lyme!! Havent had one in YEARS.

They CAN do wonderful things getting things cleaned up so I would just do it if I were you.

Continueing non relenting issues just isnt much of an option!!

Get your ducks rowed up and getter done!! cant help much with what to take and what NOT allowed!!

When in doubt just call his office,,,his help should know whats what!!

EVERYONE here WILL be holding your hand,,,from afar!!!! while remaining--just don--

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Thanks everybody. For those who don't know....I've "thought" about this and done everything naturally and allopathically that I know to do.

It's been 5 months now since I first acquired this infection. I don't think it's going anywhere without surgery....short of a miraculous healing, which I would heartily welcome.

It is in the maxillary sinus...in the cheekbone area. ( http://www.sinuses.com/ctscan.htm ) It's hard to "drain" uphill is the way I look at it.

My dr said the infection has walled itself off and therefore is not draining.

They actually make the opening much wider so it will not happen again.

I will try the apple cider vinegar. I happen to have some but was always afraid to try it since I do have acid reflux. I know it can sometimes cure acid reflux...or it can make it worse. Guess I'll find out!

and NO, I'm not having it at the hospital where I've had 3 infections in the past 2 yrs!!!!

That's one thing I liked about the new dr. He does surgery at a hospital about 300 yds from his office and also at their surgery center on the same floor as his office.

It's a large group of ENT's in the practice there. I chose to have the surgery near his office because I THINK it may have less risk of infection than the hospital.

Also .. both are 40 miles away from the hospital I usually go to.

Thanks again. I was busy today and forgot to call about the OTC meds.

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Tutu,

Let us know the date and time of your surgery. I plan to be on the prayer line to God for ya!

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Thanks, hiker! I need all the prayers I can get!!

It will be January 22, unless I get worse before then.

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Lymetoo,

I would talk to them about your supplements and fax the list to them and tell them if there is anything you should stop taking. Tell the doctor it is all prescribed by another doctor.

Some meds and supplements can increase the chance of bleeding which is why they want you off them.

With what you've been through, I think surgery makes sense. You won't get healthy if you have a sinus infection you can't get rid of. If you hadn't already tried everything under the sun, I'd say try something else first. But you've tried it all.

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Tutu, that sounds exactly like my husbands situation. You described it perfectly. They made it more of a slope down hill and wider so that stuff doesn't get stuck.I remeber him saying that there was kind of ridge that made drainage difficult.

He had his infection for 6 months, and it was nasty. I can empathise with your problem warching my husband deal with his. But, like I said he really is glad he had it done, and has no problems in the time since.

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" Here's the scoop on my sinus infection......Tell me what you think"

I think I don't want any. But thanks for asking! [lick]

Anyway- I would definitely go with the second guy-trust your instinct. Poor baby.

I saw a show on chronic sinus infection-and it woefuly pointed out-chronic is chronic-your best hope is symptom relief.

So scoop those maxillaries out-and I vote for the Green Snot No Packer dude.

Cobby

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I don't have a lot of information either but wanted to say I'll be praying for you Jan 22. I know this isn't an easy decision but I hope you'll be dancing for joy with the outcome!

My sister suffered for years with chronic sinus infections...finally had surgery and she's been sinus-problem-free for about twelve years now! It can work!!

In the meantime, I hope you are able to enjoy a very Merry Christmas! [group hug]

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I don't know if you got to ask about the supplements yet, but I also think it's to avoid excessive bleeding. I don't know if there could be other issues like interference with anesthesia. Things like decongestants might cause problems there, I think. Also anything that effects heart rate.

NSAIDs/Aspirin can cause problems. I believe Vitamin-E can too. Any supps with naturally occurring coumarins can too. Pelargonium, Turmuric, curcumin and I'm sure there are probably others.

If you just call & ask it might be easier for them to just say "NO OTC ANYTHING!" since it's just 2 weeks. I think a fax might be a good idea, you might stand a better chance of actually getting some consideration.

Good luck Sweetie, I hope you can get the answers you need. I'm still keeping you in my prayers.

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I just called and she's checking for me. She says no Vitamin E... fine, I don't take that.

She acted like she never heard of CoQ10 .. sheesh. She said no to magnesium, but is checking on that and other minerals.

If I don't take magnesium, I will need a laxative and I'm sure that's not OK either!! [Roll Eyes]

No minerals and I will have painful foot and hand cramps. No MSM and I will have pain.

They have no clue what we Lymies go through. No Xango and I'll lose my mind. BUT...it's not a pill or OTC! [Big Grin] I will stop it 3 days prior....ugh.

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If I drink a small glass of grapefruit juice first thing in the am, I need skates to get to the bathroom. [Big Grin]

If no grapefruit because of meds, try lemon juice (you can dilute the lemon a little, maybe 1/2 with 1/2 boiling water.

I'd add a little organic maple syrup to tame the tartness, but that's probably why I have issues with yeast. I tend to cheat. [Roll Eyes] The grapefruit REALLY works on me.


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Stop your probiotics for a few days on ABX & eat some sugar, you won't be needing that magnesium anymore! [bonk] [lol]

Extra Vitamin C can also give you the runs & I don't think that can interfere with anything. [Smile]

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Or what about prunes? I can't even buy them ... I love them and will eat the whole bag! If you don't like them dried, boil them, then put them in the refrigerator in the water. They're nice and soft that way.

Coffee is another thing that seems to work ....

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I started having severe sinus headaches awhile back, along with alot of other things I have assumed to just be remaining Lyme symptoms. I would take aspirin, and eventually they would subside.

Being the microscope junkie that I am, I decided to have a look at the stuff running out of my nose one day. I found these, Strongyloides stercoralis, lots and lots of them:

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They are classified as an intenstinal parasite, but they migrate through your tissues and can end up just about everywhere.

Due to their small size and lack of color, you would never see them. They can be clearly seen though with just about any crude low powered microscope, even a child's toy one.

A stool sample would be the normal place to look, but I had them in large number in my sinuses, sputum, urine, and just about everything else you could think of to test. I didn't have any symptoms you would associate with worms though. More what you would attribute to allergies.

Alot of my 'Lyme symptoms' disappeared with them too, thankfully. It is worth borrowing some kid's microscope and looking for them. They are readily visible at low power. Just blow your nose over a slide and look for tiny transparent worms maybe a couple of milimeters long. (In the context of a sinus problem, otherwise look elsewhere.) If you see any you have them and will be better once they are gone.

Ivermectin. Good luck getting it from your Dr.
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I don't know gang. Vitamin C and coffee gives me really bad acid reflux. Grapefruit I can't stand and it would probably do the same thing.

Prunes would be great, but then I'd have a super case of yeast.

James....I do have some Paranil. Maybe I'll try going back on that. No microscopes around here. Thanks for the lovely pics! [Roll Eyes]

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James-

I often have sinus symptoms, mostly a runny nose and I also have a very nice 15x microscope. I looked at my saliva and the runny stuff from my nose (does that stuff have a name?). I didn't see anything. Is 15x enough magnification-if not, then what is sufficient? Thanks, Janet, Medical Technologist (ASCP),

AW, the LLMD in the UK, has been using Ivermectin with Lymies-it's often discussed on EuroLyme. Ivermectin is in heartworm medicine for dogs and in wormer for horses. I'm not sure how to figure dosage.

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This is from EuroLyme (today, I think) about Ivermectin:

The email AW sent me just said to take one a day and to contact him
after 3 to 5 days to let him know how I am going. He didn't specify
otherwise, so I assumed that I am to follow a 20 day course.

Antibiotics were discussed initially following diagnosis of nematode
worms and chlamydia pneumoniae , but not mentioned in AW 's last email.

--- In [email protected], "jackie1mail" wrote:
>
> Hi Melanie, did your doctor suggest that you take ALL 20 tablets of
> the Ivermectin over 20 days?
> I also received a prescription for Ivermectin 12mgs x 20, but I
> understood from the general letter that came with it that I was only
> to take x14 and save x6 of them for possible use at a later date.
>
> However, just to confuse things, I also received a letter the day
> before stating a lower dosage of Ivermectin, so I am still slightly
> muddled about what to take exactly.
> I have now queried this with Dr W's office and hope to find out what
> dosage I should be taking in the next few days.
>
> Also, if he had mentioned that he would prescribe antibiotics for you,
> it is possible that he might send this to you as a separate
> prescription (which may be still in the Xmas post?)
> This is because patients sometimes order the Ivermectin from a
> different supplier to the antibiotics.
>
> I was sent a second prescritpion for x3 different antibiotics to take
> over the next few weeks, which I am already doing (Amoxicillin,
> Azithromycin & Metronidazole).
>
> Also, the drug Isoniazid was mentioned, but when my prescriptions
> arrived, this was not included and apparently information about this
> is to follow too, (but dont' know when).
>
> Either 14 days or 20 days for Ivermectin sounds a lot doesn't it, when
> not feeling well already?!
>
> Hope this helps,
> Jackie

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Disease

Strongyloidiasis in immunocompetant individuals is usually an indolent disease. However, in immunocompromised individuals strongyloidiasis can cause a hyperinfective syndrome (also called disseminated strongyloidiasis). This hyperinfective syndrome has a mortality rate of close to 90%[3].


Immunosuppressive drugs, such as those used for tissue transplantation, (especially corticosteroids) can increase the rate of autoinfection to the point where there is an overwhelming number of larvae migrating through the lungs, and in many cases this can prove fatal.


Additionally, diseases such as HTLV-1 (Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus 1), which enhance the Th1 arm of the immune system and lessen the Th2 arm, increase the disease state. Another consequence of autoinfection is that the autoinfective larvae can carry gut bacteria back into the body. About 50% of people with hyperinfection present with bacterial disease due to enteric bacteria.


Finally, a unique effect of autoinfective larvae is larva currens due to the larvae migrating rapidly through the skin. Larva currens appears as a red line that appears, moves rapidly (>5 cm/day) and then quickly disappears. It is pathogonomic for autoinfective larvae and can be used as a diagnostic criterion for strongyloidiasis due to S. stercoralis.

Geez this aint good.
Wiki Thanks James

One more thing to watch for.
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Duodenal biopsy showing Strongyloides stercoralis within the glandular cells of the mucosa (marked with solid arrows). The underlying lamina propria showed abundant neutrophils, eosinophils and chronic inflammatory cells. Hematoxylin and eosin stain; 200.


And this is sarcoidosis granuloma pretty much the same

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tutu you might want to check it out.

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Well, you can always use coffee up the other end. [lol]

The parasite things sounds interesting .... I'm sure you've read my Humaworm experience! [Eek!] I felt so much better once I used it ... just like James describes. It might be worth looking at.

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Acute Sinusitis
Respiratory infections, including the common cold and acute sinusitis, affect millions of individuals every year. Colds are caused by viruses, are easily spread from person to person, and are usually short-lived. Sinusitis (infection of the paranasal sinuses) usually occurs as a result of a cold but also can result from swelling of the nasal passages, obstruction from a medical device or a nasal deformity, or as part of a general infectious process in the body. Acute sinusitis is often caused by bacteria. Other, less common causes include fungus infection and parasites. Because sinusitis is often a bacterial infection (not just from a virus), antibiotic treatment may be used. I


t is important to understand that antibiotics do not help a cold. Using antibiotics improperly (such as for a viral infection) can cause resistant bacteria (that cannot be killed by the usual antibiotics) to form, leading to antibiotic-resistant infections. The December 5, 2007, issue of JAMA includes an article about acute sinusitis.


jama

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Supplements aren't usually considered medications, so I'm not sure I'd even classify them as OTC's. OTC's have to be FDA approved, versus supplements. But it's good that you're going to find out for sure.

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Could I get a dark field microscopy? Would that work?

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you hoo JAMES what about scopes???

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Actually this is good in a way. It is something really easy to check for and something that can be dealt with relatively easily if found.

No, a high powered darkfield setup is not the right tool. Besides the field of view being so small it would take forever to examine a specimen, blood is the least likely place to find one. An inexpensive microscope with a 10x objective, or anything else with similar magnification works fine. If you have a productive a cough for instance, sputum would be a good place to look.

These are maybe 1 or 2 mm long in the larval stage, and pehaps 5mm in the adult stage, and very thin. You don't need very high power magnification.

This is the sort of thing you would see...

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I don't know how common this really is, but I thought I would mention it because it is so easy to check for, and might solve some problems for anyone who finds it.

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If what I'm getting out of my sinuses is clear, do you think I'd find anything like this?

And a pathologist wouldn't find it?

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I had totally clear sinus drainage that was just full of these. I assumed it was a cold, or maybe allergy.

A pathologist certainly SHOULD see something like this. For some reason in this country they don't always seem to, or maybe just dismiss it as 'contaminant', because surely we don't have disgusting parasites in a modern country like ours.

I think part of the problem is that they are in a hurry and look quickly for bacteria and such with a high power, and would probably miss a small worm or two sitting on one corner of the slide that way. They would need to take a quick look with a low power first to find the larger stuff, which of course they aren't looking for.

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It's a good thing Tutu that your immune system has walled this "whatever" miserable bacteria off. Will the ENT be removing this glob of bacteria in tact? Or are they going do something to break that wall and cause these bad guys to run?

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Treepatrol posted:

``Another consequence of autoinfection is that the autoinfective larvae can carry gut bacteria back into the body. About 50% of people with hyperinfection present with bacterial disease due to enteric [intesetinal] bacteria.''

That's quite interesting because this is very similar to what Hulda Clark has been saying for years. She says that the presence of certain drugs or chemicals in the body create a state where actual gut parasites themselves are able to migrate out of the gut and colonize in various other parts of the body where they are normally not found, including the head and brain. And if these parasites carry bacteria along with them, then the problem is just compounded.

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lymntoo..best of luck to you..my daughter had the same surgery 2 mts ago and will have to have it again on jan 2...she has suffered for mts and no med helped...she was happy to be able to breathe for the first time for one mth...I hope both of you will have great results and start the new year breathing great...madge

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I think it means you are microwaving way too much and need to turn off your tv. ALRIGHT. I'll stop... oh the laughter.

Did you find out anything yet? Can you take your supplements?

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quote:
Originally posted by TheCrimeOfLyme:
I think it means you are microwaving way too much and need to turn off your tv. ALRIGHT. I'll stop... oh the laughter.

Did you find out anything yet? Can you take your supplements?

You must be right!! [Wink]

The nurse said it would be early next week before she would be able to get back to me. I have plenty of time to get this figured out.

Thanks, Jodie!

madge...Thanks...and I hope your daughter is feeling better soon!

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Hi, Tutu, just thought a Doug machine might help with your sinus problem from my experience: when I put the coil close to my face, I could feel the pains in my nose/sinus be touched and symptoms relieved later.
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I have had a lot of experience with sinus issues. I have seen a number of ent's, most were very eager to do surgery. The one I ended up going with said that as long as there are no structural issues inside of the nose, ie polyps, the problem will just repeat itself some time after. Make sure there is a structural deficiency before you go through the surgery. Do your infections totally clear when you are on antibiotics?
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I have had a lot of experience with sinus issues. I have seen a number of ent's, most were very eager to do surgery. The one I ended up going with said that as long as there are no structural issues inside of the nose, ie polyps, the problem will just repeat itself some time after. Make sure there is a structural deficiency before you go through the surgery. Do your infections totally clear when you are on antibiotics?
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quote:
Originally posted by squashlyme:
Do your infections totally clear when you are on antibiotics?

NO, I've been on high powered meds for 5+ months now. It won't clear on its own.

Thanks for your info!

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what is a doug machine? i have terrible sinus congestion and post nasal drip that causes a constant cough and keeps me up all night everynite! i cannot have any surgery and all the antihistamines and nasonex do nothing, the mucus is so thick! and when i spray any saline, it just clogs me up more, so really desperate for help!

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The Doug Coil is a rife machine. I do have a Dan Tracy rife I am using. I think it helps.

Radha....have you tried Mucinex for the congestion?? You can get it just about anywhere, over the counter.

Drink tons of water!!

Also, consider Bio-Cranial Therapy. www.biocranial.com

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Thanks so much for your reply, yes drink alot of water and take mucinex just about daily, still so much think mucus and post nasal drip, and i dont know what to do, and i cannot do the biocranial therapy because i am totally bedridden and cannot leave home at all, but thanks for the suggestion if any of you have any other ideas, please please let me know, thanks
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Don't know if this would be of any help to anyone, but I once watched a man who researched magnets extensively tape two magnets to his forehead, one over each eye, and his stuffed sinuses cleared up within ten minutes.
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fwiw, a dr. phillpot, m.d., is supposed to be the pioneer in the use of magnets. so he'd be a primary source of information for a start on looking into this as an ancillary thing.

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