Archives for: March 2008, 12
It's been a rough month, after that flu or whatever I had, I've been having trouble with my sinuses. I forgot how miserable sinus trouble can be, just by virtue of location, it can interfere with so much. I took antibiotics for it after a few days, I was too miserable not to, but never felt like they did the whole job. I didn't want to go back for more though, so I started using my neti pot twice a day to keep the infection away. Whenever I cut back to once a day, it would start to gradually get worse again. I think my sinuses are just sore and dry now, as I'm not stuffy and the neti pot doesn't get much out besides the saline I put in.
I tried putting some Alkalol in the neti, but I think it was a little late in the game for that. I can see how it would help when they are congested or infected, but at this stage it didn't seem to help much. Then I felt like I'd snorted curry powder after using it. I'll keep it in my medicine cabinet in case I need it again, but I'm sticking with saline for now.
My stress response with eating hasn't improved as much as I'd hoped. A healthy diet still requires a lot of planning and no skipped meals, or else I eat convenience food junk. As soon as my son started to get sick, I went into that cycle again. That didn't help my sinuses! I've also had work to do, housework to do, and responsibilities at home...add that to a brief vacation, and I've slipped up a lot this month. I'm getting organized again now. and hoping to see the scale start to go down again. It hasn't gone up as much as I though it would, but it certainly hasn't gone down!