(note, I live in southern California in the United states if that helps.)
Ok, so around the 4th of February, I found myself suffering from a rather bad flu and very stuffy nose.
So in an attempt to clear it, I attempted to replicate what the nedi pot does with a water bottle and some warm tap water from the kitchen sink.
it cleared out one side of my nose a little bit but when I noticed the water was not clearing on the other, I attempted to force the water into my nose.
upon doing so, I felt the water I was pouring into the left nostal into my left ear followed by an intense pain in left nostril.
after a few moments of intense pain in my ear, I decided to stop.
this pain continued on for most of the night that day and most of the following day and slowly went away after that,as if the water slowly ended up draining out of my ear.
not long after the in, I felt a kind of stuffy stuffed kind of feeling in my left ear,with trouble being able to hear out of my left ear and there is this constant high pitched ringing in my ear that just will not go away.
at first, I started looking up how to get the water out of my ear and then I learned something critical that I should have known and considered before you should even do this, that by pouring water deeply into your nose with none distilled water, you run the risk of contracting nigeria fowleri.
it is now February 15th, and from what I have read, it takes 7 to 12 days for symptoms to really start showing themselves and about 5 to 7 days after that until you end up dead from the virus.
early on in the weekend around sunday the 9th and Tuesday night, I started smelling and tasting a strong taste and smell of blood, yet when I tried to make any come out of my nose or mouth, no blood case out.After Sunday, I remember the smell of taste of blood subsiding a little bit before smelling a tasting a strong renewed smell and taste of blood tuesday night.
every time I speak to my parents, they will not believe me that something might be seriously wrong and as of late,have been writing off any concern I have as just the flu or nothing being wrong.health insurance is also an issue and I am fearful that without there support(don't get me wrong, I know they would not hesitate to lend support for a major health problem if they thought there was one), that In a week or two, I'm going to end up dying and dead, with my parents only lending any kind of help by the time it to late to do anything.
I'm scared, honestly, I am scared.
please, Give me your honest opinions and don't hold back.