Thursday, March 10, 2011

My health concerns for 2011

I went to the dentist yesterday only to find out that I need root canal have a infection which needs antibiotics to clear it up. Oh joy! 

If you don't know from past posts, i had ME ( am doing so well now) but i still have a very poor immune system, which means that I get sick a lot. Every little bug that comes around during winter i get. Last year, which has a fairly good year, i got tonsillitis, laryngitis, thrush, sinusitis so many times and so i was always on antibiotics and the chemist and i are on first name basis. Being always sick meant that i was stop starting gym and the depression kicked in again, i was super forgetful, and I had to have my bipolar med adjusted.

Towards the end of last year I had sinus surgery. I hope and I pray that it will sort out a lot of the problem. But going on another antibiotic, which means the second lot already for 2011 makes me very unhappy.

I think I want to go back  to a homeopath as I cant face another antibiotic and I do believe it’s the way to go. But I struggle to trust homeopaths as I have been to 3 that haven't really helped much. The one kept trying to play psychologist and I spent three sessions all about my childhood, taking lots of little white powders that didnt help when I thought enough is enough.

I am also very jaded.  When I suffered with ME for years, I spend tens of thousands of rands at homeopaths, naturapaths, alternative doctors, and to be fair, normal GP's. I went wheat free dairy free , I did the "natural way lifestyle" of not mixing  proteins with carbs, I tried vegetarian, smoothies, juicing, etc, ozone therapy, even electrical pulse therapy, yet I was so sick.
I began to suffer from serious depression and had a compete emotional melt down. Eventually I managed to find a Dr that really helps and I am 80% better with the ME,  but the Dr doesn’t believe in alternative medicine.

So, what to do??


sister sheri said...

Praying that you find a balance.

Since my anti-alternative (synthetic) medicine helps me to be able to hang out in the real world, I am sticking with it. I am sure if I spent years and doctors visits, I might find another way... but the time it would take me to get there could end up killing me anyway. Sometimes synthetic is the alternative. Just my thoughts on the subject.

elizabeth embracing life said...

I had to go about some things on my own trial and error. I had migraines, that would put me in bed for two days. Dr.'s, organic, lifestyle and then one day I starting trying things on my own. I figured it out and am 99% migraine free. It's not easy with healthy issues. Praying that you have more good days ahead.

Terry said...

We'll just keep praying Karen. God knows you better than you know yourself and we'll pray that He'll bring healing into your life. Never give up and keep asking.