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hi!!:) how are you!? Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays! I am great...so nice to see you:-)
you too :) My pinched nerves seemed to have finally worked out :) but i have a completely different thing tonight :-/ and im trying to keep myself level :(
I am glad the pinched nerve resolved... what's going on tonight?
I have a sinus infection, or what i think is a sinus infection. Saw a dr yesterday, and he gave me the Z-pac.. but im not sure that its working :( and my head is going through so many different directions right now..
i have two conflicting body temps, and im pretty sure my bp is normal but..
I am sorry to hear that. A sinus infection will take about 48 hours to begin to respond to antibiotics.... what you might be feeling is anxiety secondary to all the unpleasantness that comes with a sinus infection.
Personally.... I don't do well with anything that makes it hard to breathe normally... so I can relate
Try to breathe from your mouth more than your nose
well, ive had a headache for most of the day and since then ive been thinking menentigits, heart attack because my sholder spazzed out.. and the headache and all that.. i just had my wisdom teeth out two weeks ago and im afraid its coming from that.. theres just a lot...
i have a digital mouth thermometer that reads 99.6 while i have an ear thermometer that reads 97..9
What really helps is to sniff something that will help clear your nose... something mentholated.. like Vicks... or even a liniment rub like Ben Gay or icy hot
hummmm..... I would disregard the ear thermometer, sounds like it's malfunctioning. Maybe get another oral thermometer to compare.
to do a little self test, bend your head down to your chest
a little sore but not outstandingly painful
with menningitis you would feel A LOT of pain in your neck with this movement
so we can completely throw that out the window... no menningitis:-)
not going to my chest no lol going sideways yes but thats due to the pinched nerve
so yay! ok im glad i can rule that out
good... there is usually an accompanying rash with menningitis... as well as dilated pupils and a massive headache.
haha my eyes are blue so their always dialated lol headache... ive had worse headaches...
but it still annoying its been going on all day
Did you take any ibuprofen?
no ;( dont have any. But i think I have advil
Ibuprofen will not only help with the headache it will also help with swelling in the nasal passages
yes..advil IS ibuprofen
OH it is???
so take that according to package directions'
i can take that with the Azithromycin?
I would just about be you will feel MUCH better in an hour
YES.. that is absolutely fine to take the both together
brb! need to go get my glasses lol
1 cap every 4-6hrs. if symptoms do not respond then two can be used
errrr..... bet ( typo above)
should reduce the mini fever right?
I always take 2, one doesn't cut it for me... but you can try one, if it doesn't work, take another in an hour
yes it will reduce fever and you will feel much better
You can take 2 every 4 to 6 hours
thank you.. ok next half.. when your sick, PB goes up or down?
it can go up
and what is better? wrist or manual?
unfort both digital
it's normal for blood pressure to rise with fever or when you don't feel good
wrist is unreliable
most hospitals will not allow them
and I have never met a Cardiologist who would allow a wrist cuff
hahaha ok so then i dont really know what my bp is at the moment then, i was using the wrist one
take it with the arm cuff and let me know
ha! pretty normal
the number it went up to was like 166 the counter thing.. is that normal?
166? the top number?
no n ono
the actual reading was 111/70 @ 95bpm
but the pressure gauge on the device was like 166.. when it counts going up
totally normal :-)
The counter thing.... that's inflating... it keeps inflating until it detects your pulse...sometimes it goes way higher than it needs to
oooh ok! because the manual says the standard is like 144 but i never see 144 lol
it can go as high as 200 trying to locate the pulse
so its probably just the sinus thing thats causing the headache then if my bp is normal LOL
yes, I really think so
try the ibuprofen and let me know... I really think you are going to feel so much better
thank you cam.. i had so much going through my mind.. you eased a lot of it :) thank you so much <3
how long does it take for an anti-biotic to start working???
antibiotics will begin to help within 48 hours
you are sooooo welcome:-)
ok.. its only been 24.. it was making me nervous that it was getting worse lol
or felt that way
I should say you will feel the effects within 48 hrs, they do begin to help immediately
well, i felt ok yesterday, but today its like i hit the wall.. headache.. sore throat.. now i sound stuffy and awful :( I was hoping i had caught it in time
You should begin to feel better right away from the ibuprofen ( in an hour or so) and the antibiotics by tomorrow... sometimes a sinus infection can linger for several days... even after it's resolved sometimes there is still mucus to get rid of. Be sure to drink plenty of water to keep your secretions thin and easier to eliminate.
lets say this did stem from my surgery to have wisdom teeth out... the z-pack would help w that right???
last question i promise LOL
you know me and my mind ;) lol
and for that im sorry! lol
yes... that would resolve it
thank you :)
You KNOW you are always welcome:-)
Have a great night... and anytime you need me.. just post a question in my name.. if I am not here.. one of the other Experts will let me know and I will get to you as soon as possible
and H A P P Y H O L I D A Y S! :-)
thank you Cam :) Ive missed you :) You've always been there :) Happy Holidays!:) Ill leave you a note in a couple of days :) I Hope you have a great Christmas!:)
Thank you! You too!