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Thank you for writing in today. I want to provide you with the best possible information, so I have a few questions. Any medical conditions not mentioned? What medications and supplements do you take? What antibiotic was prescribed? When did you start the antibiotics and finish? Where is your face swollen? Do you notice any other symptoms, such as fatigue, weight gain, skin/nail changes, or anything not mentioned? Are you having increased stress? Any recent dietary changes? Please let me know. Lisa
Last question--I promise. Where is the swollen area of your face?
Thank you for responding to all the questions. Information is very helpful in these types of situations. I have a some information you may want to consider. As for the swelling, particularly that of the right jaw line, I would recommend a dental visit. If you haven't had a recent dental exam, it would be a good idea. Right jaw swelling, or facial swelling for that matter, is frequently associated with dental issues. Dental issues aren't always obvious, such as decay or pain, so it's worth looking into. Now, as for the sinus infection, amoxicillin is the drug of choice for treating sinus infections. However, if you're still feeling run down, you may want to consider having a recheck to see if the sinus infection has cleared. Although amoxicillin is the drug of choice, the reality is that it does not always work. Some sinus infections require stronger antibiotics. Now, as for the hair issue and the mental haziness, these could be partly related to your anxiety, menopause changes, and recent discontinuation of the celexa, but, if you were my patient, I would want to assess your nutritional status, thyroid gland, and check your thyroid function. Although these symptoms may be partly influenced by lifestyle and recent changes, they could be a symptom of an underlying issue, such as hypothyroidism. I would recommend discussing this with your provider at your recheck appointment. I hope this helps. If you have any additional questions or need clarification, please let me know. Lisa