Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Today I met with a new allergist. I liked her very much. We talked about my medical history, specifically my allergy issues current and past. Then my doctor did a physical exam. It appears that I have an allergy induced sinus infection. I chronically have sinusitis but when I am exposed to lots of allergens, it can become a full blown infection.
This spring the pollen in our area has been off the charts. We didn't really have a winter with a hard freeze per se, so the trees, grasses, weeds, bushes and flowers are confused and making pollen like crazy. The dry, breezy weather just makes it easier for the pollen to fly around and stay in the area. Consequently, my allergies have been kicking my butt. Thus, my primary doctor and I decided that I needed a new allergist who is a doctor not an LPN under a doctor's care. I was only too eager to go to my appointment as I have been feeling draggy.
I had a sinus x-ray, blood tests for allergies and am scheduled for a breathing test tomorrow. She put me on an antibiotic and nebulizer treatments and gave me a steroid shot. Within twenty minutes of getting the shot, my nose was cleared and I can now breathe! Yea! I see her again in 10 days. I sure hope the treatment works. I think that I will be feeling more energetic soon!