Originally Posted by gasgurl
So i been taking them - 3 days now and nothings changed - infact i have a sore throat thats come on today - it feels sore low down (not back of throat) and my glands in neck seem swallon! So getting fed up now wondering if gotta put up with sinus pain every day!
any one else had simliar experience? Many thanks x
You may have a combination of allergies and sinus infection and/or a cold.
When I used to take antibiotics for a sinus infection, it usually started clearing after the third full day of antibiotics.
Usually, IMHNPO, when the pain moves down into the lower portion of the throat and chest, that is a sign of an active infection. The top portion of the throat are where your sinuses are. In my personal experiences, sinus pain in the upper portion of the throat, and not the lower portion, is usually a sign of allergies, or a cold, effecting the nasal membranes and/or sinus cavities which has not yet spawned an infection.
Perhaps the soreness that you are feeling in your throat and your swollen glands are because of the war, provoked by the antibiotics, that is going on in your body, fighting a long-standing
If you've had a sinus/throat infection for quite a while, it may take up to a week before you experience any real relief.
An infection or cold can do a lot of damage to the membranes within the sinuses, nasal passages and throat. After the infection is over, if these areas are not protected against re-infection, until the areas totally heal, they are prone to reinfection.
And..... any re-injury to the sinuses, nasal passages or throat, caused by allergies can also spawn another infection. It can become quite a vicious and nasty health problem.
Best of luck and health!