I have severe allergies, and although I'm being treated with shots and meds, I'm very sensitive. At the moment I'm suffering from a bad sinus inflammation due to tree pollens, which causes lots of drip. Also, when you have asthma, sinus inflammation triggering mucous in the sinuses simultaneously triggers it to be made in the lungs. Bad planning, I think!
Because I'm a mucous machine, it just keeps coming.
Last winter when I was free from pollens, I guess without me realizing it the residual mucous from the allergy reaction got a low grade infection. The mucous remained in my left lung until finally I got a bad infection in it. I ended up discovering the existence of infection because of a high fever. Once I was on antibiotics I was able to cough it out, and didn't have any more until these lovely trees started popping pollen.
And no, I can't get off those meds. I have reduced them a LOT since the surgery, but still not enough--mainly because of the darn allergies. I have an appointment with allergy/asthma doc tomorrow. We'll see what he has to say.
I hope you're doing well today.
Post Edited (dencha) : 5/18/2011 11:18:26 AM (GMT-6)