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Sick of being sick!

By October 11, 2011 - 11:20am

Just wondering if anyone else has the problem of being sick all the time like I do. We went camping this last weekend, and it was great weather! It was a little damp and chilly at night, but worth it.

Of course both my husband and I have now ended up with that tingly pain in the sinuses and throat, and the "cold" will be setting in shortly. What stinks is I was already on an antibiotic for a chronic sinus infection and ear infection!

For as long as I can remember (at least 20 years) people have always stated that they have never met someone that is sick as much as me. I have chronic sinus infections, ear infections, and now chronic sialadenitis (overgrowth of salivary gland tissue) around my parotid gland too.

I am slowly accepting that I may never "Not be sick" but after so many years, and so many missed activities due to being sick I am up in arms and pissed.

I take tons of vitamins, we have almost completely changed our eating habits, and I just started a job a couple hours a night to get a great workout. What else could a person do!

So, just wondering about all you guys too. :)


By December 11, 2011 - 10:24am

Good luck Susan! I hope they don't last much longer, maybe hormone related since you had them during pregnancy? At least they stopped afterwards!

All the best!


December 11, 2011 - 10:24am
By HERWriter Guide December 11, 2011 - 9:32am

Hi Ladies

I suffer from migraines too; I got them in pregnancy and then they stopped and the last 6 weeks has shown as huge return and I cannot figure out why but I have an annual visit with my doctor next month and will talk to her about it then.

All I can do now is take Advil and drink caffeine as soon as I feel an aura starting or my peripheral vision starts to bounce around. I absolutely dread the feeling of one coming on. I'll let you know what I find out.



December 11, 2011 - 9:32am
By December 6, 2011 - 9:33am

Yep, gotta love those migraines! I used to take Imatrex, but I like the Maxalt better. Doesn't always put me right to sleep :)

But on the occasion those don't work, I have had to go into the ER. Dilaudid used to work, but the last two times it hasn't completely gotten rid of. That is scary to think about, but thankfully after two weeks of migraines and six weeks of my sinuses feeling as if someone took a cheese grater to them, I am finally feeling better!

I am going to try to "talk" my migraines away, which may work for ignoring the pain, but when the intense pressure kicks in, not sure if anything will work! Over the summer shortly after my meds were raised to 3 grains, I started to feel the pressure in my head even when I didn't have a migraine. That really sucked, so we lowered the meds a little. That sucked too, because I had more muscle strength and energy on the higher dose with no hyper symtoms other than the pounding in the head, and not even sure if that is actually a hyper symtoms for me. I have tried to explain to every doctor I have been to that if they could just treat the nasal inflammation, that would help my migraines, but what do I know. I have to use a neti pot every day, and once when I was in the hospital with pre-term labor (thanks to the thyroid I now know that is a complication of undertreatment) my sinuses were SO raw my husband had to bring me in a humidifier just to put by my bed. At that time no one at the hospital seemed to care, but when your sinuses are raw the pain can be more unbearable than labor!

Anyway, I better stop before I start on another tangent :)

Thanks Danie! I really enjoy conversation with others who know how I feel :)


December 6, 2011 - 9:33am
By November 30, 2011 - 8:57am

No joke I've been constantly sick! I am finally starting to feel better and after 3 different attempts on meds to get rid of all the random colds I've had piled on top of one another I took a week and "worked from home" My coworkers were so kind to keep demands both small and few from me, and both Tristin and I got the rest we needed! My nasty cough still lingers... but I've been sticking to some honey and tea, (and my normal cup of coffee... i can't kick it!) and i'm starting to feel better! I hope you start improving! One good thing about cold weather is less germs spread, despite what people think... Hope you are able to get some holiday fun time in with everything going on.

OH! and when I started my thyroid medications I had constant migraines... so severe I'd have to go into the doc for a shot cocktail that would knock me out for a day or so. I started taking imatrex for the migraines and that brand really helped and didn't break the bank. I also get bad migranes any time i skip a day of meds or if my dosage changes.... Hang in there!!!!


November 30, 2011 - 8:57am
By November 29, 2011 - 7:39pm

Hope your doing better Daniedoodles! I am STILL sick, so what is this, a six week sinus infection? Yuck!

I have the allergies too, hayfever, constant sinus problems and a migraine every afternoon for the last month. I will try to push through, but somedays I am just about to throw in the towel!

Thanks for joining aussie mum, I look forward to all of us keeping each other going :)


November 29, 2011 - 7:39pm
By November 23, 2011 - 5:14pm

i know the feeling i get alot of allergies im allergic to nearly everything outside lol i always have headaches etc and have bad hayfever and sinuses get alot of earaches with it and have to monitior myself for every thing i eat as take away and going to cook outs can be horrible for me sometimes my stomach just cant handle some of the greasy foods cooked . I have hypothyroidism but on the borderline for medications the dr has me on Iodine at the moment and i have insulin resistance im on metformin. Im constantly tired and ackey it drives me nuts one good thing im 40 and have not had the flu or a cold since i was a child.

November 23, 2011 - 5:14pm
By November 2, 2011 - 9:17am

Thanks Susan!

I'm still miserable! I was hoping the worst had passed but it just keeps lingering on. :/ Oh well! My spirits are still high.


November 2, 2011 - 9:17am
By HERWriter Guide November 1, 2011 - 11:28am

Sorry that happened Dani!

(although I got a little giggle with your "didn't knock on wood hard enough"!)

Get better soon!

November 1, 2011 - 11:28am
By October 28, 2011 - 10:49am

I apparently didn't knock on wood hard enough, cause my little germ infested monkey of a son got me SICK! I have been at it for almost 7 days now :( But today even though I am stuffy and yucky feeling everywhere.... I am pushing through, and I can feel things starting to change for the better! Yay!

Best in Health!

October 28, 2011 - 10:49am
By HERWriter Guide October 22, 2011 - 1:48pm

You're right, Auntlello1

Sleep is vital and I don't get enough of it, mostly my own fault. I'm such a night owl, I just have to make the effort to retrain myself which is hard when I've been like this for decades. But there's no sense in acting like I can't help it when (like my dear husband says), I just need to put more work into it and stop rattling around my home after midnight. A good night's sleep makes a world of difference!


October 22, 2011 - 1:48pm

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