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Creeping Crud vs. Carle - Phil's Rambling Rants
February 1st, 2007
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Creeping Crud vs. Carle
I've been having increased trouble with my nasal passages and sinuses and feelings of congestion and crud in my lungs. Even though I haven't felt generally sick, it's wearing me down and I finally decided to see the doctor yesterday. Well, my doctor is going on vacation, but I could see a nurse practitioner this morning; I agreed.

The nurse practitioner gave me the expected exam and insisted he didn't see any sign of bacterial infection; he blamed my symptoms on the low humidity and told me to increase the dosage of my regular meds for a few days.

If I really don't have an infection, then I don't want antibiotics, but I still feel like there's an infection centered in my pharynx where he couldn't see it. He also said that my lungs sounded clear when they don't feel clear. Hopefully he knows what he's doing; I guess I have to wait and see if I get really sick just in time for Cap or if the extra dosage cuts down on the post nasal drip and actually leaves me feeling better.

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From:filkerdave
Date:February 1st, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
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*good health wishes*
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From:tigertoy
Date:February 1st, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
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From:tigertoy
Date:February 2nd, 2007 12:30 am (UTC)
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The medication I'm on for my sleep trouble has a side effect of dry mouth, so I'm drinking quite a lot of water now already.
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From:tigertoy
Date:February 2nd, 2007 02:47 am (UTC)

fortunately, I don't own a drill press

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If I actually went through with my plan to stick my head in a drill press to relieve the pressure in my sinuses, maybe I could put the hose through the hole it left behind...
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From:tigertoy
Date:February 2nd, 2007 03:38 am (UTC)

Re: fortunately, I don't own a drill press

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I've never seen a neti pot offered for sale. I would be willing to give it a shot if I could find one. (And instructions for using it, and the proper proportions for making my own salt solution, since I'm not going to use the prepackaged sterile stuff that costs a dollar an ounce in that quantity.)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 2nd, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)

Re: fortunately, I don't own a drill press

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Walgreens sells them including instructions in the package. Osco probably does also.
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