My doctor’s nurse called Tuesday to tell me the results of my sinus culture. It’s a combination of yeast and strep/pneumonia bacteria. We discussed the options and decided it didn’t make a lot of sense to thrown antibiotics into a system as out of whack as mine is, and especially since there is already an overgrowth of yeast.
So I’m taking an anti-fungal to clear up the yeast and using a new sinus rinse apparatus that works really well. It actually forces the saline solution into one nostril, through the sinus cavities, and out the other. Sounds painful, huh? But it’s not – at all. I’m hoping this will clear it up.
On doing some research on systemic candida infections (systemic because I don’t have the typical yeast infection women think of), and one of the symptoms is endocrine disorders. The endocrine system includes the adrenals, which produce dopamine, which I am, for some unknown reason, making too much of. Aha! Now this makes sense. Especially since they can’t find anything else wrong with me. (At least not physically – we won’t get into all the ways I’m slightly crazy.)
I’m looking into some natural ways to take care of an overgrowth of yeast. I still need to make a chiropractor appointment, too. And I still have the appointment with the endocrinologist on May 26th. But I’m hoping I won’t need it and that we have (finally) discovered the answer.
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