Last May of 2008, I caught an unusual virus. I went to a few doctors and they didn’t know what it was. I finally came to my own conclusion that it was a virus. The reason why I came to this conclusion is because whenever I get a sinus infection, which is also a virus, I get the same symptoms. I feel very weak and a very sick, tired feeling comes over me. I think anyone who has had a sinus infection before knows exactly what I am talking about.
For months I was headachy, dizzy, and had a lot of pressure in my head. I went to an ENT and he said it was not sinus related. He suggested that I have an MRI, which I did, and everything was normal. My primary doctor thought it was an allergy, but for some reason I didn’t accept that. I was hoping that the neurologist would have been able to shed some light on this, but he didn’t have a clue either. He just wanted to increase my blood pressure medication which I didn’t feel was the answer to this problem. My headaches were not coming from high blood pressure because I had normal pressure. About eight months later, I developed a very bad case of inflammation in my head. My doctor suggested taking Aleve because I would get 12 hours of relief. I was back and forth with Alleve and Advil. I only took them when necessary because I know these things can cause stomach problems if you take too much. I just dealt with it the best I could and if I felt like I needed a pill to get through the day, then I took one. Thank God I didn’t need to take one every day.
I started doing some research on my own. I prefer natural remedies as opposed to dangerous drugs. I know at times though, you do need to take an antibiotic to get rid of an infection. If you don’t, things can only get worse if they linger. I found some information on flaxseed oil. I couldn’t believe all the benefits that this oil contained. One of the benefits was to reduce inflammation. I started taking two capsules a day. (1000 mg) I can’t say that I was better overnight, but as time went on, I started feeling better and I was finding that I had to take Advil and Alleve less often. I also started taking fish oil pills for my cholesterol and then I found out that it also reduces inflammation. I had inflammation in my chest about five years ago and it took over a year to heal. I was taking anti-inflammatory pills for that. I wish I had known about flaxseed back then. The inflammation in my head lasted a lot shorter with these natural supplements that I was taking. I am finally on the road to recovery. It was not easy going to work each day feeling so sick. Fortunately, I only took two sick days which I was amazed.
I would recommend doing some research on flaxseed oil and fish oil pills. They each have tons of benefits that can heal and prevent certain ailments.