I started TX with Victrelis on September 16th. I have had dry sinuses since I started and a sore throat off and on on my left side only. for the past month, the sore throat has been constant on just the left side, but mild. During the past week, the pain is about a 6 or 7 on a scale of 1-10, and I have an ear ache on the left too. I use a humidifier, saline nasal spray, sometimes neti pot and chloroseptic throat spray when needed. I am seeing the doctor today, but I am almost positive I don't have an infection, it is just dry, inflamed and irritated. Has anyone else experienced anything similar on TX, how do you treat it properly? any suggestions? :(
The ear pain I had was associated with Vertigo. Sounds like you are doing all the right things, so I am glad to hear you are having your doc check into this too. My only suggestions, because they have helped me:
1. Steam - - Mouth breathe over a cup of hot tea, as it will open up your sinuses, moisten your throat and eyes
2. Cough drops -- Halls with Menthol
3. Vicks plug in -- a very small vaporizer; costs about $8 at Walgreen's
For the ear pain......I took Advil. Nothing really took it totally away. OH wait! Chiropractic did help some too. Hope this helps and I hope your doc is able to help you soon.
Oh Gee ! Sounds like you have the same crud I did about 3 weeks ago. Everything that was mentioned in previous posts I did and helped except for the headache that came with it. Doctor prescribed me a z-pak ( azithromyicin) You only take it for 5 days and it literally stomped the infection with in a day. Really ! Keep the humidifier going ! It will get better. I know there is a lot of crud out there right now, my family , grandchildren and everyone has it. It just doesnt make it any better when your having tx sx too. Really gets confusing to what is causing what. Keep you head up and rest, rest , rest ! Hugs and prayers to you xoxo
there is a nasal gel by Ayr that worked really well for me. I did the saline and the neti but it did not seem to last long - the gel kept it moisturized for much longer at a time. I had the sore throat and swollen lymph nodes which caused an ear ache too. I just had to ride it out because it was not an infection. Good luck - it does get better.
Thank you. i will try that. I went to the doctor yeterday, she examined me , and it is not an infection. With each side effect, I feel like it will never go away! All the other sides have passed, they come and go, of course, but they do pass. This one is lasting a long time, I am very uncomfortable. Maybe if I eat soft foods and nurse it, it will get better. Thanks everyone for posting.
Well, it turns out I had a tonsil stone, (tonsilloth) lodged in the pocket of my left tonsil. I got it out, it was pretty aweful and the size of a raisin. This might be happening because of the side effects from TX. I have never had this happen before, I am hoping to get a referral to an ENT this week.
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