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Old 01-06-2004, 01:19 AM   #1
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Unhappy congested...

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Hey all... I had something like the flu.. However, I'm not sure If I could call it the flu because I did get my flu shot, unless the supposed flu shot just didn't work for me, anyway, I had a terrible cold which lasted from about the begining of November, to the end of December, and I still have the end tail of it now, with mostly a dry cough. However, I am still extremely congested. It is hard to breathe, and I've been using nasal sprays from the doctor, when I was seen, which hasn't helped one bit. I'm tired of being seen, and being told to wait, because it's in it's "final stages" and it will be over soon... I'm tired of not being able to breathe... Any advice?? Anyone know of any home remedies that may help clear up my congestion?? Please.. I'm sooo tired of feeling so horrible.. Thanks in advance.. ~tears

 
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Has your doctor listened to see if your chest sounds clear? Years ago I went to the doctor with a sore throat, congestion and luckily a chest xray was done, because I was sent home, told that I had pharangitis (sore throat). Two weeks later after being soooo congested, coughing constantly and coughing up tons of stuff and feeling very very tired and week, I got a call from the clinic. A radiologist had reviewed my chest Xray and turns out I had pneumonia.

I spend two horrible weeks, feeling like this was all in my head and turns out there was actually something wrong with me.

 
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Old 01-06-2004, 01:23 PM   #3
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Hey Naturalhealth, thanks for the suggestion, I will go out today and try to pick some of that up and try that tonight. And thanks for the info. on vaccines.. I'm not really informed on them, so I really don't know much about them, I thought I couldn't get the flu because I had gotten my shot, but thanks for telling me that they are not full proof...

 
Old 01-06-2004, 01:25 PM   #4
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Re: congested...

Hey Ratatosk, thanks for replying to my post also. No, my doctor has no listened to see if my chest is clear, in fact, I believe I have one of the laziest doctors ever, she does nothing, and then sends me home with medicines that don't help.. I really don't like her.. but, anyway, thanks again.. take care.. ~tears

 
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Re: congested...

A couple questions for you...

1. Are you coughing up anything green or discolored?
2. Is it your nose that is congested, or your sinuses in general?
3. Are you wheezing? Having trouble catching your breath?
4. Do you have any green mucus discharge from your nose?

Don't mess around with this. I had a cold turn into Asthma and a chronic sinus problem this year, because I didn't do anything about it. Have your doctor perform a "peak flow" test to make sure you are breathing properly.

Your situation sounds familiar to mine. I had the cold that wouldn't go completely away, then found out it was worse than I thought. I had to go on a steroid inhaler, 2 nasal sprays (a steroid and a antihistamine), and a couple other medications. My sinuses are still totally fouled up, and I have a CT scan scheduled for next week.

If you are still having problems, look into nasal irrigation.

 
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What exactly is a "peak flow" test?

 
Old 01-28-2004, 08:12 AM   #7
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[QUOTE=chiggins1066]A couple questions for you...

1. Are you coughing up anything green or discolored?
2. Is it your nose that is congested, or your sinuses in general?

I just had some yellow come out..is this sinus infection?
Also what is nasal irrigation?
also where exactly are the sinuses...are they farther up the nose in the congested feeling?
Thanks for help....I have never had a sinus infection and wonder how to distinguish it. Did you eventually go on antibiotics?
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Bloodytears, you may want to try Robitussin (Expectorant only) and LOTS of water. Spit out everytime stuff comes up, and blow constantly, the more that you get out the better. When you help your body get the bad stuff out as much as possible, your body has a better chance in fighting it and you get better faster. Don't eat anything sugary either.
A humidifyer if a good thing to have to, it helps get the congestions out and keeps the nasal and throat area from feeling so sore.

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Something that has helped me greatly in the past is a RECOMMENDED amount of ephedrine (dont exercise on it or take too many and become another victim for the media to sensationalize). Medical documents and such say that pseudoephedrine is better than ephedrine as a decongestant, but to me, true ephedrine is alot better.

Both D-Methamphetamine and L-methamphetamine are the most potent decongestants Ive ever used and clears up even the most ridiculous congestion.

'course, guaifenesen (expectorant) is a more healthy choice and will aid you in your quest of healing thyself, by means of keeping all that congestion out of your system in the first place. Although you will still feel ******.

It will eventually go away anyway, the choice is yours.

 
Old 04-01-2004, 12:41 PM   #10
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It turns out that I have a story similar to bloody tears. The difference is that I have been having this problem for over a year... I have never had allergies or anything that would react my sinuses to behave like this. I have the worst congestion... In the beginning I only woke up with a stuffed up nose and it would clear up eventually... As the time went by I started noticing that everytime I would work out I found myself wheezing and very naseous. Eventually the congestion took over and now I have it everyday at every hour... I have gone to specialists and they have told me I have allergies. They have prescribed decongestans, saline sprays, anthistaminics, etc... nothing works. I cannot blow my nose because nothing will come out, during the night time I get so congested I hardly get to sleep, somebody help me!!!!!!!

By the way I do not have any other symptoms the only problem is nasal congestion and the fact it won't let me breathe normally. Also my mouth feels somewhat weird like scalded and sour, specially on the upper palate...

NOTE: I dont have any other symptoms so i dont think this is allergies, sinusitis, etc...

 
Old 04-24-2004, 11:02 AM   #11
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Re: congested...

TRUST ME HERE, leave off dairy just for a week, i think you will be amazed!

 
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