disjointed wrote:I was wondering if anyone had experience with antibiotic resistant infections that came close to taking your life.
Is it painful?
Can you think clearly?
How quickly does it result in death with and without treatment?
Anything else I should know?
And the reason why I'm asking. I don't know what it is like to die from an infection(probably will be meningitis). I have a weak immune system and just completed a round of antibiotics for a severe sinus infection that had reached my eye and other places. Without even a day passing the infection has started again in my lungs and in my sinuses and I am thinking this might be the right time to get things in order.
I'm pretty sure that right now i'm dealing with antibiotic resistant H Pylori infection (dunno, waiting for a biopsy after a tube down the throat- yikes), which is slowly grinding up my stomach and esophagus. I've also had really bad pneumonia once, took about 3 months to recover any semblance of normalcy after antibiotics.
I used to get chronic sinus infections, I started using these a few years ago: http://www.nosedrops.com/
Unfortunately, they are sold out atm, I don't know if someone else offers a similar product, but with these I have avoided antiobiotics providing I use them the minute I feel an infection coming on, religiously. In a lot of cases chronic sinusitis can contribute or cause chronic bronchitis etc. A daily neti pot rinse also helps alot.
Only other thing i've used in lieu of allopathic treatments with alot of success is an elimination/anti-inflammatory diet, if you have dairy, stop completely for instance, and at least see what the effect is. For me, any amount of regular dairy consumptions ups my chances of inflamed, messed up sinuses. It seems to me that changing my diet has a huge effect on how my body responds to things.
Unless you have severe pneumonia and don't get treated or something (you'd likely be sick enough you wouldn't be posting here, trust me) a sinus infection is not going to kill you, but it will make you miserable, and of course having any kind of long term infection lowers your immune response, makes you tired, in pain etc. It's hard to think clearly at all when you are preoccupied with being sick, which you will be by default with chronic problems that interfere with your life - all IME of course.
I don't know the solution, I just try to practice and go on, i've been sick for 6 months or something now and it's driving me crazy.
"Just as a lotus does not grow out of a well-levelled soil but from the mire, in the same way the awakening mind
is not born in the hearts of disciples in whom the moisture of attachment has dried up. It grows instead in the hearts of ordinary sentient beings who possess in full the fetters of bondage." -Se Chilbu Choki Gyaltsen