Another case of sinusitis has headed my way and I think I may have been suffering from it for about two to three weeks now. Without actually realising it of course!
It started off with a strange smell emanating from somewhere in my living room. But on closer inspection under the sideboard, behind and under the chair and the sofa, I still couldn't find anything. On top of that, I didn't smell it all the time. But when my friends were here two days ago I smelt it again. My friends didn't! And that's what first gave me the clue.
I thought back to last week when I had a bad case of headaches for two days. When I returned from Germany on Tuesday I really the area below my eyes was really painful and it spread to my nasal area. And then yesterday another case of a severe headache, nausea and slightly feverish. When I spoke to my Mum for a couple of minutes last night (about 67), I promised her I would try and see the doctor, so this morning I got up early to phone and make an appointment. This time I wasn't immediately prescribed anything and actually got to see him.
He checked my blood pressure (good), he checked my ears for fluids (none), he checked my nose and I had to say Aaaa while he looked down my throat. His verdict: light case of sinusitis! I am to use nose sprays to keep my nose open and try to get rid of all the mucus in the jaw cavities, I have to use camomile steam baths for the same reason and I can use paracetamol for my headaches. If by Monday it hasn't helped at all and I am feverish again, I have to phone and I will get antibiotics.
Isn't this fun?