Good Evening -
I saw my doctor (G.P.) today for my 6th sinus infection in 13 months. She prescribed another round of Levaquin and some cough medicine. She says I'm the victim of a "unique phenomenon" that she first saw start 18 months - two years ago where this crud that I continue to have every 6-8 weeks starts as a virus, then turns into a bacterial infection. She says she's never seen anything like it and that the solution is for me to continue to do everything I a doing that's preventive, and to come see her for my antibiotics when I get it again.
I took allergy injections for nearly 20 years (the allergist discontinued them in July 2006, but has kept me on Singular and Mucinex). The first two years without the shots I had two sinus infections. In the second year, I've had six. My G.P. says it won't due me any good to go back on the shots ("No one takes allergy shots any more since there are so many good medicines available to them," was her quote). Since I don't believe that the continuing infections I'm having are normal, I just saw an ENT, who did both x-rays and a catscan of my sinuses and says they're normal -- nothing more he can do.
So are these continuing infections due to allergies? Do I need to start seeing an allergist again (previous one retired). Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated.