Posted 9/26/2013 4:56 PM (GMT -6)
I'm seriously worried about my girlfriend. She's had a few very bad sinus infections in the past few years but for practically the whole year she's been in tears with pain everyday and has been house-bound for the past year (she is only 20) and has tried courses of all different types of antibiotics, etc. She was told in March that she had viral meningitis and after 6 weeks of rest or so it eventually got better but she still had a dull headache.
We were both so relieved when she was like this again and it seemed she was going to get well, but then a few weeks later she started with bad headaches again every day and she also found that she got out of breath very easily (she used to suffer from asthma and this was suspected at first). She had 2 weeks of injections of antibiotics and was told she had an ear infection, the treatment didn't help. She then had several more courses of antibiotics and was eventually told that she had pericarditis which was why she was unable to breathe. She has had increasingly bad headaches since then and is repeatedly told that it is Sinusitis. She has just finished another course of antibiotics which helped at first but she is now in as much pain if not worse. Iburprofen, painkillers, codeine, etc. no longer relieve the pain. Repeatedly throughout the past year her blood tests have shown to have bacteria and virus infections which have not gone away.
Today she has been told that she could have Sphenoid Sinusitis (which could have caused viral meningitis) and that she would need a CT scan with Iodine injected, although she has anaphylaxis and is dangerously allergic to lots of things and has been told there's a risk that it could kill her in minutes if she has the scan.
I'm scared, I love her with all my heart and I just want her to get better, she's in so much pain every day and I need someone to help! Can anyone please suggest things which will help, she has tried practically everything - can anyone offer a diagnosis? What should she do?!