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Old 05-07-2011, 11:48 AM   #1
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Question sick for 4 weeks now

Hi, I've been sick for about 4 weeks now and don't have medical insurance. It's faded a lot but still hasn't completely cleared up. Symptoms include:

- lots of post nasal drip and all the fun that goes with it
- I noticed that when I lie down I feel a lot better
- soft upper palette in the back of my mouth is sensitive, especially when I swallow
- some difficulty swallowing (small bits of food gets stuck and I need to snort to get it down)
- jaw joints & around my ears feel stiff sometimes, especially after eating
- back of neck a bit sore (which isnít very unusual for me)

Doc checked me out 2 weeks ago and found that I had a high temperature and my throat was red & swollen, but didn't prescribe me any medication beyond a decongestant (which didn't help much). But, it's been 4 weeks in total and I'm still not completely better, any ideas? Iím getting worried that it might be something more serious.

 
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Re: sick for 4 weeks now

Hello, It sounds like you may have had some type of an upper respiratory Virus. Often after this type of thing you can get left with Catarrh which in turn would effect your throat and ears. That's what ENT stands for as it covers all three.
Catarrh can last for quite some time. You could try an OTC Decongestant, also Manuka-Honey is very good. Speak with your Pharmacist or see your Dr if in any doubt.
I wish you well, Solofelix.

 
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Old 05-07-2011, 01:18 PM   #3
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Re: sick for 4 weeks now

Thanks for the tip Solofelix. I read somewhere that Catarrh can be aggravated by structural abnormalities...which I have
I suffer from a deviated septum so I suppose it's possible that it's making things worse.

 
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