Monday, October 19, 2009
I cannot for the life of me seem to get better. It started out, neighbor had the swine flu, then I got sick. Had fever blah blah blah. Started to feel better then into upper respiratory infection, sinuses, ears, the whole deal. When I started to feel better I went out last Wednesday, cause I like to do some volunteering when I can. Big Mistake! That night is when I woke up in the middle of the night with extreme ear pain. So at is point I can barely move my head. To top everything off I don't have health insurance. I'm not complaining, just saying I spend a couple hundred dollars each month out of pocket for medical expenses so I am not exactly rushing to a doctor. The money is just not there. So the fever is gone, and so are most of the aches and pains( I have some that will probably never go away, but that is neither here nor there). I'm breathing better, but my ears still hurt and quite frankly driving me nuts.
So I tried I have tried everything, homeopathic ear drops, antibiotics that are for ear/sinus infections, Tylenol, antihistamines, decongestants, and chicken soup. I am drinking - tea with raw honey, coffee, flavored water, and regular water. Heck I even had Flintstones vitamins.
Today I just started taking buffered vitamin C. As we speak I am sitting here with garlic cloves hanging out of my ears. How long I am supposed to leave them in there is beyond me; I have to do more research. Boy am I going to be delightful to be around. So if you see me with parsley hanging out of my ear you know why.
One of my spark friends (JADZEAMAY) said she remembered something about peppermint oil. I looked it up and sure enough I found out that you can use the essential oil peppermint. This is what it said: Peppermint- for waxy buildup, 2 drops peppermint oil. ½ tsp olive oil, warm oils, while sleeping insert as much oil as ear will hold, plug with cotton. And your NOT supposed to do this if your ear drum is perforated. So this is my next step if I wake up and don't feel some relief.
I would love to be able to hear, and do things like use a phone. And I would really like to stop falling into walls when I walk, that is a bit agitating. If anybody else has any suggestions, I am more than EARS.
P.S. I am also going to have to know had to get rid of this smell of garlic. Don't know if the parsley is going to work, I was just joking about that part.