Geeeeesh... it's going on 5 weeks now ! It'll go away for 2-3 days and I think "GREAT! Was just a stupid bug or something"... but noooooooo... comes right back again ! Had put off going to my NP 'cuz I usually shake these things pretty quickly.. and figured just as soon as I made the appt. it would be gone, so why waste the time and the money? Plus I HATE abx. and have to be "purt near dead" to agree to take them. But after all this time, it STILL keeps coming back, so last Tues., I gave in and made an appt. for Thurs.
Sure as dogdoo, when I went, it was GONE. Felt like a jerk. But she said she didn't have any idea what it might be, 'cuz it's not your "usual' type sore thraot. It's so wierd ! Not strep.. did a culture.. knew it wasn't anyway.
She thought perhaps related to sinus (which I never have sinus infections or allergies) and had me try some potent decongestants IF it came back. It did.. that Sat.
Throat kept me up 3 nights in a row..decongestants didn't touch it ! Neither did saltwater rinses.
Called her back and she put me on Zithromax, even though she thinks it may be viral. I do hope this works. Keep a constant lowgrade temp of about 99.8 or above, and the pain keeps moving around ! First one side, then the other.. below the ear, deep in my glands.. sometimes feels like tonsils, sometimes feels like parotid glands, other times the back of my tongue and oropharynx.. just crazy like! Not "scratchy" hurt, just HURT hurt.. hurts when I swallow, get knife-stab pains just below the ear, but why does one side clear up, then move to the other ?
Then just the back of my throat, and then just deep inside?
The symptoms are STRANGE.. never had a sore throat like this, and never had anything I couldn't shake before. No congestion, didn't have a cold or URI.. nothing along those lines.
Arghhh ! I'm leaving for my week of fun in the sun in Tucson the end of the month, and I do NOT want this coming with me ! It was NOT invited !
OK... just needed to rant a little. Thanx !