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11-08-2010, 06:05 PM
After being on and off raw food this month and many months. I'm back on. My issue is that I have been having chronic ear infections since Sept. Never had issues in my life and now all of a sudden. At first they were so bad and painful, puss, red to the touch, you name it and was put on anitbiotics for a viral infection. In about a months time I had another one and this time the doctor said it was a bacterial infection and gave me different anitbiotics.It was good for about a week since going off of them again and now I got another one. I'm at a loss. To have taken these antibiotics was somthing in itself for me since I am very anit med and try anything natural if possible but for the sake of relief I was not finding with natural remidies I took them. I did try warm olive oil and garlic at first but nothing seemed to help. WArm compress every night did not do the trick. I mean they were really bad. Anway this time I woke up with a runny nose and my nose clogged after thinking I was done with this finally. Over the weekend both my ears are clogged again. This time they don't hurt. Now my doctor gave me more of the same meds which are not really curing this if you ask me and is sending me to an ENT which for one thing I reallly really dont' want to go to. It took all I had to go to my regular doctor to begin with. So my quesiton is what to do now. Any advice.
I don't think I should take any more medicine. I have it right here but can't bring myself to take it anymore. My hair is breaking off from the meds the past two months and I have metal taste in my mouth which the doctor said would happen. I feel more toxic now then ever. So with picking up the perscrition this afternoon again, I went and got tons of greens to juice. I also bought an enema kit. I have read they would help relieve the colon of toxic build up. I know I should contiue eating raw and weather this storm but do you think a juice fast would be better on me to see me though this rough spot. I don't want to see the ENT unless I just can't take it anymore. I feel my doctor doens't really know what to do anymore either which is why she is refering me to the ENT. He will probably give even more meds or do some type of procedure I have been googeling about to relieve ear pressure. None of this I'm intrested in one bit.
So what would be your advice. Do a juice fast with greens only. Should I do an enema. Should I ease up on fruit. I wonder if I have a build up of candida in my body causing this. Please give me any advice. I need some help with good advice and nutrition. Thank you.
11-08-2010, 06:47 PM
Have you tried oregano oil tablets there is a product from Biotics that is wonderful called A.D.P. also try sovereign silver put some drops into the ear onside and out if needed.
11-08-2010, 07:02 PM
Why not try working with an herbalist, acupuncturist, or other reputable professional who isn't an MD? You don't have to go at this alone just becuase you're not into the Western Medicine idea. It sounds like you're in over your head and you need a practitioner to support you who shares your values and who you can trust. Sometimes going to the western MD is the best thing to do---you don't want to rupture your ear drum.
Tai Sophia is in Maryland, so you could try looking through them for herbalists and acuptuncturists.
Getting medical advice from message boards, espeically when something is going seriously wrong, is probably not your best bet. Go see someone with training and expertise who also believes in the body's natural ability to return to balance.
11-08-2010, 07:55 PM
Thanks for the info Christineg62. I have heard many good things about oil oregano tablets but have not given them a try. I have a wonderful nature foods store in my area. I will go and pick them up.
MelaineBear- thanks for the recomendation in MD. I appreciate it. I am going to google it now. I think I am going to go see an acupunturist. My husbands did wonders with his headaches he was having. I want to check into what he think may be the cause of the issue.
Trust me when I say that I don't intend to seek advice about medical needs from a message board. My intent is to seek out information only to see what is a right fit for me. Western medicine has never been my strong suit but the doctor I do see for my internal medicine seems to only want to take an antibiotics approch with this when I feel that cleaning up the source is more the issue. At this point western medicine has gotten me nowhere. I feel I'm in a much more toxic condition than before. To me getting as much information about the body, what others have done and can recommend only arms with with knowledge. So that was my intent. Thanks again for the recommendation.
11-09-2010, 03:49 AM
eat your fruits seperate to any other foods,eat your fruit on an ampty belly,allow tham 20 minutes digestion time before having anything else.
This will give the fruit chance to work its magic and clear and cleanse your body.
11-09-2010, 06:26 AM
Healthywealthy- thanks so much for the advice. I love your name.
This am both of my ear are draining some. I can hear again for the most part.. I used some hot compresses all eveing and drank some water with lemon. I took a wonderful bath and feel I'm seeing the effects of some clean up. My neti pot is doing wonders too. I am constantly trying to get my sinuses to clear and it's working. So I'm a happy girl.
11-09-2010, 06:28 PM
Hey, saw your update and thought of something else that you may want to research. In our house we use fenugreek and marshmallow herb to help dry up sinus and chest congestion. It is good for inflammation and irritated tissues plus a lot more. It may be worth your while to check it out. I use soloray brand and buy the individual herbs. Oh and we use oregano oil also. Good stuff.
If this is cleansing I hope you feel absolutely FABULOUS after you get thru this. Thinking of you...
11-09-2010, 09:53 PM
DawnD- Hugs and thanks to you. Fenugreek is somthing new to me. I have never heard of it. With all the chest and congestion issues going on with my kids lately I will defiently check into that.
11-16-2010, 12:57 AM
I can only give you my own experience regarding enemas. What I have noticed when I have done them is that my eyes/allergies/other symptoms like fuzzy brain get better for a few days. I suspect the relief only lasts a few days because of the backup from years of food abuse. Since last month I have been researching my tail off, and from what I can gather, the best approach is in fact some degree of fasting. Pick the fast that seems righ to you. The thing I have noticed is that my body does in fact clue me in to what it needs.
Being pretty new to raw and food healing, myself, I can tell you that what is working for me is easing into it. Green smoothies with garlic and ginger are nummy, btw.
My heart goes out to you. I do understand the catch-22 going on right now. I hope this resolves for you sooner than later. Remember, listen to your body.
11-17-2010, 05:31 PM
So after careful thought I did a little bit of East vs. West medicine. I went to see the ENT. And low and behold she was wonderful. Wonderful I tell you. She took a great history, listened to every word I had to say. I told her what things I had done ( olive oil, garlic, ect.) I also told her of the antibiotics I had taken and the ones I had refused to take. When I went to see her I had been doing only a neti pot and never continued with the antibiotics the doctor had prescribe. Anway to make a long story short. She told me she was happy I stopped taking the prescribesd medication and that it wasn't a bacterial infection at all. She did a procedure in the office and cleaned out my ears with a vacume type machine and peroxide. She said she was cleaning out the infection and that no medication would have helped until someone cleaned it out. I told her I was reluctant to take any antibiotics and she said ok for now unless the culture she took came back with somthing out of the ordinary but we would discuss the pros and cons.. She was willing to listen to me and my concerns. I go back in two weeks to get the results of the culture but for now I'm doing warm compresses, and juices and I feel FAN FREAKIN TASTIC :)))))). I can hear people. I also did a hearing test after she cleaned me out and they said no damage was done. I was so happy to find someone who would listen and take into account other things, plus allow me to go step by step in this process. I have no idea what led me on this day to this doctor by I am so thankful. Thanks for all your help over the past two months of dealing with this. I'm on the road to health again.
11-18-2010, 12:19 AM
Glad to hear you're finding some relief. Pls keep us apprised of your progress, K?
11-18-2010, 12:20 AM
Oops, wanted to change that the notification status, as I had forgotten, so that I will see your replies.
11-18-2010, 02:59 AM
To assist the healing stay away from all dairy, if you are not already. I imagine your ent may have told you this, but it bares repeating.
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