I hope that everyone is having a nice day (despite allergy and asthma issues).
I'm posting today because I was recently diagnosed with sinusitis ugh.
On Sunday, my mother noticed that my face was swelling a bit (I didn't realize it myself). Then, the next day, my nose, and especially my left nose kept dripping and dripping. I couldn't even sleep faced down. I also had a bad headache and toothache (my entire teeth). I assumed it was sinusitis so I went to the hospital and sure enough, it was. The dr prescribed an antibiotic called Augmentin and another med to help clear my nose.
It's been 4 days since I started the medications. The massive headache and teeth ache have gone; however, my nose still feels stuffy and at times runny (especially after showering) and my head sort of feels like I'm out of it - a bit dizzy (vertigo-like).
I don't really have a question but I'm wondering how and if you were diagnosed with sinusitis and how you handled it.
The dr says if this antibiotic doesn't work (she prescribed it for 12 days), that she's going to have to do it the IV way??
From the sound of my post, should I continue to take the antibiotic for the 12 days or should I go in to see my dr again to explain that I'm not so sure the antibiotic is helping..??
I'd appreciate any comments.
DX UC in 2008 (left-sided), had symptoms since 2006.
DX colorectal cancer Stage 1: Sept 2012.
Total colectomy: Nov 2012.
Take down: May 2013.
Other DX: Bronchial asthma (since 2009), anaphylaxis shock (2012).