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13 weeks and counting, Second bout of BP

Another bout of BP started in mid Feb and continues to this day. The last time it gradually faded after about 12 weeks leaving a slight eye issue when I yawn or sneeze. This time it seems worse and my self-esteem is suffering more than I can remember from the last bout. I am in law enforcement and communicate every day with citizens and it is taxing at best. I am going to an ENT tomorrow to see if my breathing can be helped, this round seems to be sinus intensive. I tried acupuncture and it felt good but it was not the silver bullet I was hoping for. Electrical stim, vitamins, massage, ice, heat, acupuncture and chiropractic adjustments have been my weapons of choice with no relief from any of it.

Family, friends and co-workers have been great but it only goes so far, they say it looks better, but I see myself and hear myself. I do not see any change and more and more people ask me to repeat myself. Today I am hoping that it just goes away and does not last forever. It seems worse than it was 2 weeks ago. Honestly, this just sucks and I know it could be worse, but it still sucks. Funny thing is, everyone knows someone who has had it, but I have only met one person who has been in my shoes. Thanks for the vine and allowing me to rant.

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