I've always had sinus and allergy problems, but the last few years have been the worst! I live in central South Carolina which is known for bad allergies. When I met my hubbie, we moved to Arizona for 14 months. I missed home so much and we decided to move back. Three months after our move back, I developed a sinus infection. It lasted weeks and I started to have problems breathing. When I went to the doctor, I was diagnosed with strep throut and given a antibiotic. After a few more weeks of misery, I started having major issues breathing. Then I started having large pieces of bloody mucus getting stuck in my windpipe and it was a major battle to finally cough it up - especially when I couldn't breathe in the process. This lasted for weeks! I went back to the Doctor and nothing was done. After changing doctors, I was recommended to an ENT. I was too scared to go.
We decided to move to Eastern Kentucky during that year because I was scared of getting slick so much. I never got sick there. But, when we visited my family in South Carolina, I got sick every time. My husband got a job opportunity in Arizona that he could not refuse, so we moved back within seven months of moving to KY.
My daughter in South Carolina was pregnant and begged me to be at the birth, so I hesitantly decided to go. Within the day of arrival, I was extremely ill with an infection and the same hard, bloody mucus that constantly covered my windpipe/throat where I could not breathe! So, I had to fight to breath and get rid of that Hard mucus. I couldn't sleep or eat. I ended coming home early and missed my first grandson's birth! I drove, so I had to fight that sickness for three days with my Three year old son. O my trip back, I started having issues with smells in rooms. I bought a hotel room one night, but couldn't stay in it and left within 15 minutes of coming in the door. It took me many weeks to get over that infection. The whole time, my mental state was on edge.
Thinking I was safe in Arizona, I moved on with life. I found a job and got back into the work force after staying home for five years. Within two months of starting work, I got sick I again! I was diagnosed with bronchitis. It took multiple weeks to get back to normal.
Four months ago, my husband had a cancer scare. We had to have family support, so guess where we moved to? Yea, South Carolina. I had resporatory issues all the way back to South Carolina. When I got here, I was getting sick. I dosed up on oil of oregano pills and luckily got over it quick. However, two weeks ago, I started getting a scratchy throat. I am now in the same boat. I am getting stuff stuck in my throat. This hard mucus seems to be smaller and has no blood in it. But, it blocks my air flow. I don't know what to do! I'm going to a doctor tomorrow (someone who treated me for many year before she left medicine after breast cancer, but now came back fulltime). I hope and pray she will help me figure this out. I have heard many people complain about ENT doctors. I don't know what to do if she recommends I go to one. Does anyone have suggestions? Has anyone had this. If so, what is it and how do I go about fixing it?