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Medusa
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Posted:I'm tired, sad and fed up so please don't mind me ranting and raving.

I don't really expect anything from doing this but I really need to get his off my chest.

Most people who know me know that I have some health issues that won't go away.

My asthma is severe and though it is relatively under control it constantly gives me lung infections that I have to fight off. I have been on and off cortisone and/or prednisone for the past 10 years (I got asthma when I was 13).

I also have a cleft lip and partial palate (fistula) which has of course not helped when it comes to problems with my lungs and nose.

I suffer chronic hayfever and sinusitis and constantly have infections in my nasal passages.

I can't remember that last day I woke up and actually felt healthy.

My general day starts with myself buried in a tissue box feeling sore and sorry for myself.

I have tried all types of medications to cure my sinuses of the problem...both over the counter and on prescription. I have also had the sinus drain operation, which I might say was painful both physically and money wise.

With all the steriods I am on my body is tired and run down...I am so tired of being sick every day that I am grumpy and snapping at everyone or just being extremely anti social.

At the moment it is summer here in Australia and my sinuses are running overtime giving me hell.

You know what I am really sick of though....these people who come in and talk to me and say they have hayfever and how depressed they are....WHAT THE F***??? I get it EVERY F***ING DAY of my life...and they are complaining because they get it for one day in a month.

I'm so sorry for going off like this.

I am tired...I just want to go home, curl into a tight little ball and cry myself to sleep and never wake up.

I want to know what it is like to feel healthy again without having to pay over $200 in medical bills every month.

Again I am sorry for the ranting....

ubbcrying


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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
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Lighning & OWD, shouldn't your conversation really be in a different thread?....I'm surprised to see Charles come into it too.
It's hardly inline with the topic or help for Meduse now is it.




Having said that, the antibiotics and conventional vs. alternative debate is still broadly relevant as it's about health, and could be of interest to many with a long term ailment who are considering other options.



i wonder if we had a general "i have a health question" thread. that would cut down on all the numerous health threads. perhaps there is one? eh, when i have a health question i'll go look. tongue


I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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Doc Lightning
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Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

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Posted:Can we please not have an "I have a health question" thread?

I can just see it turning into an "Ask Lightning" thread and that would make me very uncomfortable.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

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Posted:yes that's true. good point.

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

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Posted:have you given any thoughts to acupuncture?

"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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Spanner
BRONZE Member since Feb 2003

Spanner

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Posted:Quote:
You know what I am really sick of though....these people who come in and talk to me and say they have hayfever and how depressed they are....WHAT THE F***??? I get it EVERY F***ING DAY of my life...and they are complaining because they get it for one day in a month.



My boyfriend sympathises with you there. Complaints like those you've heard tend to irritate him too, but he has no qualms in discreetly disclosing that he wishes he could have one day without pain. The last such day, he doesn't remember, it would have been over 5 years ago.

I wish you luck in hopefully finding something which will give you the relief you need. hug


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you are nice woman.

yay,

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Medusa
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Posted:Thank you all to your replies...not only did I get a lot of ideas as to ways of helping me but I had a good laugh at the thread high jacking. tongue

In reply to some of the things on here....menthol is a no for me due to the fact that it does have an element of eucalyptus in it but I am going to try the netti pot thing as soon as I can find the equipment.

I have tried homeopathy and was on it for two years before giving up on it. I think it was a case of some things working better on other people. It did work for the first week I was taking it then my body grew an immunity and it stopped working (which is the problem I have with most of the things I have tried to cure my sinuses).

Acupuncture...... eek I am the biggest wuss when it comes to needles....I don't know why...it's not like they hurt (depending on who gives them) that much....but I am soooooo scared of needles I start crying when I see one. This little black duck is a huge wuss.

And yoga...I love yoga I practise yoga with my lovely relaxation cd's every second day. I find though it doesn't help my hay fever it does help my state of mind.

The doctor has put me on a "new" drug that is supposed to be stronger. Apparently the strongest on the market in Australia. I can't remember the name of it offhand sorry.

He has said that the only option I have after trying this....if it doesn't work....will be cortisone injections...which I have heard are painful and can have bad side effects and long term problems.

I have relaxed a bit over the weekend so I am feeling better (although the hay fever this morning is bad again) I think the main reason I lost it was because I am stressed at work, stressed about my health and just generally stressed because I need some time just to be quiet and by myself.

I am going to put in for holidays today and maybe I will have some time to gather myself together.

Again thank you all for your help and the smiles and hugs. Please feel free to give me more suggestions.


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Posted:I had the small pox vaccine over a year ago, I don't really remember much about it, just that I got it.

Some Jarhead last night: "this dumb a$$ thinks hes fireproof"

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Fire Bunny
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Posted:i hope you are feeling better hug hug hug hug

i no that a big bolw of chicken soop wont help much with your ailes of body, but maybe itll just cure you up, and make you feel even a little better of mind.

lost of hug and kiss and :feel-betters:


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But really - the jokes on us....

and also... i wuv Rougie *snuz*

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Tao Star


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I'm not saying you have to do this, but it is worth cutting things out of your diet to see if you feel any better. Some foods just don't mix with certain bodies.



if you go to a good homeopath they should do allergy testing for you on your hair. The testing they do is more specialised than what doctors do, and also some allergies come and go. When my homeopath tested me she found out i was allergic to sugar which i cut out for a few months and felt much better.

They might be able to pick up on something your doctor doesn't notice.

good luck smile


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Spanner
BRONZE Member since Feb 2003

Spanner

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He has said that the only option I have after trying this....if it doesn't work....will be cortisone injections...which I have heard are painful and can have bad side effects and long term problems.





Hey, don't forget it doesn't have to be your last option...it's may not be the last one he can offer you either; a new technique could become available to you in the future,



Looking into alternative options can be hard work, but it depends on how you approach it. If you do decide to try something new, take it at your own pace. A good practitioner shouldn't make you feel obliged to pay up for a full course after one introductory session - you could have a weekly session for a month and then make a well-informed decision as to whether you want to continue.



As for needles....I'm queasy about them, to say the least. However, a few months ago I had to choose between having dental anaesthetic injections or leaving my teeth to rot. So I chose the injections.



Basically what I'm trying to say is please don't count anything out, nothing ventured nothing gained and all that. Help can come from what can seem to be the least desirable or likely of options, but ask yourself: if there's a chance it could help, will you let hesitation come between yourself and that relief?



Sorry to be blunt (no pun intended!), it's just my tuppence worth. I'm glad to hear that the yoga is helping at least a little too hug

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