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Old 01-07-2013, 02:25 PM   #41
 
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it embarrases her how people points out her sniffling and runny nose. she is known as sick girl at her job. several co-workers have bought her boxes of klennex or cough drops.

I know this feeling. I usually work in cubicle and no one can really see me reaching for the kleenex, but whenever I know that I'll be in a more open setting (at a meeting or going out to lunch/dinner with someone), I have to medicate myself....usually with sudafed or a sudafed + allergy med combo. It works, but it leaves me feeling jittery and cold so I don't like taking it too frequently.

I think I'm going to try the elimination diet (thanks to those that mentioned it). I'd already resolved to cut back on dairy, but I'll see if cutting it & gluten out completely helps any.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:44 PM   #42
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Your sister can do this. Sad to say; my favorite foods were hot dogs and coffee and I did it. I am now meat free, glutten free, caffeine free and dairy free. Looking back, I totally understand why I got sick.

It sounds like your sister has a hormonal imbalance which can be fixed through her digestive system. Again, I don't know her but her symptoms are similar to what mine used to be. I did all those antibiotics; they did not work for me. Eventually it was explained to me that your body creates all that mucus because it is protecting you from toxins that are building in your body. The mucus kind of acts as a cushion around the toxins it is collecting. Her digestive tract should have been able to eliminate those toxins but because it is blocked, the toxins are pushed out other ways. For instance, people with hormonal/digestive issues will have oily skin or acne because the bacteria comes out in their face. Or they have excess wax, mucus, fibroids, phlegm in their throat, etc. All of that is a sign that a person needs to detox. If she finds a medication that stops the mucus but does not change her diet, the toxins will build up somewhere else. It's worth it that she find out what is blocking her.

This is a really good website that talks about how the foods we eat are making us sick. The body has a wonderful capacity to heal itself. If she can get her body working in proper order, she should not have to take copious amounts of medicine or deal with chronic nasal issues.

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Old 01-08-2013, 06:36 AM   #43
 
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z-packs are weaker antibiotics. They try those first because it that doesn't work they want to have stronger options later. So they start with that and move up to stuff like amoxicillin/penicillin.

Did she go back after the 2nd time? did the doc know that it didn't work? I'm thinking they should have given her something stronger or that spans more days
my sis told me that she wasn't on a z-pack but on amoxicillin both times. the first time it worked so when she went back later the doctor tried another go of it thinking she just had another infection. after the last go of antibiotics she turned 22 and wasnt able to go back to the doctor unless we paid out of pocket. we eventually got her this medicaid type thing that is a waste of tax payers dollars. in order to use she had to go to this medical center where there were no doctors. she went a few months back. the person, lets call him a faux doctor, told her it was allergies and told her to take claritin after she told him that doesnt work for her. she asked for a nasal spray her doctor use to give her that would work a bit, but he had no clue what she was talking about so he gave her some afrin and told her to take it twice a day for a week! did i mention this program is a waste of tax payers money?

she also told me that when she could get predisone things weren't as bad either.
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it embarrases her how people points out her sniffling and runny nose. she is known as sick girl at her job. several co-workers have bought her boxes of klennex or cough drops.

I know this feeling. I usually work in cubicle and no one can really see me reaching for the kleenex, but whenever I know that I'll be in a more open setting (at a meeting or going out to lunch/dinner with someone), I have to medicate myself....usually with sudafed or a sudafed + allergy med combo. It works, but it leaves me feeling jittery and cold so I don't like taking it too frequently.

I think I'm going to try the elimination diet (thanks to those that mentioned it). I'd already resolved to cut back on dairy, but I'll see if cutting it & gluten out completely helps any.
she works with customers so she's always afraid someone will say something about her having to constantly blow her nose and she will get fired.

she said yesterday was hard at work because they bought pizza for everyone at dinner and she couldnt eat it.
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I've taken prednisone and it was needed but you're not supposed to take it long term. It definitely affected my weight which I did not like. Prednisone also weakens your immune system when you're taking it. During that time I avoided problem foods and once I got better I was able to eat those foods in moderation again.
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I've taken prednisone and it was needed but you're not supposed to take it long term. It definitely affected my weight which I did not like. Prednisone also weakens your immune system when you're taking it. During that time I avoided problem foods and once I got better I was able to eat those foods in moderation again.
she knows this. doctor explained it all. she would usually be on a two week treatment of pills. the predisone never mabe her 100% better, just made it easier.
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