BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS
Thanks for this great thread.
I've been growing these things for about a year now. Turns out I have the disease that comes on in your thirties where you get asthma, then sinusitis, then Aspirin allergy and then polyps.
I lost my smell and taste for the last year and they came back when I took the oral steroids, the nasal rinse steroids and the antibiotics. That was my fifth round of antibiotics. It worked during the treatment but the symptoms and polyps came back about a week after the treatment ended. They have me on the wait list for surgery (Canadian system) but they say I will have to continue taking the steroids after that surgery so what's the point (Also, the steroids cause weight gain and I've worked too hard to lose weight to pack on pounds again).
A few days ago I started treating my nose with a nasal rinse with the salt/bicarbonate solution with Teatree oil. After a week I settled on four drops four 8 ozs. Five was too painful and three is too easy. I think this had some affect. Then I added an Apple Cider Vinegar rinse. A 1 to 8 ratio then I use 15 - 30 ml mixed with 8 ozs of water, the salt/bicarbonate solution and tea tree oil. That seemed to have helped clear one side completely.
I then added four drops of an astragalus root tincture (Will be adding more as the week continues) because it is supposed to be good for vascular endothelial cells (this is according to some articles my brother-in-law read about ancient Chinese longevity that we discussed in a non-related conversation). I wanted to try and do something that would help with the vascular system because of the article reported in here about Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor.
In the last couple of days one side of my nose has cleared up and the other is getting better. It has also reduced the mucus in the sinus. I had weird flu like symptoms at one point today which I think could have been because the one side drained and let my immune system get back in that region of my body.
I still have the upper respiratory system inflammation but at least this seems to be helping the sinus. I will try a colloidal silver rinse in the next weeks if the progress stops. I was doing the rinse for three times a day for a few days then twice a day and now once a day.
I may go back to twice a day and trying the H2O2 inhalation as a last resort. I am also looking for things that are producing inflammation in my body. Sugar seems to do it, cheap beer (sniff - I guess I have to buy premium) and refined wheat (but only in a huge load like a giant sandwich [my gut will balloon as I digest it which seems to be a sign to me at least] - a little seems fine though).
I'll keep you posted on my progress. Thanks for all of the ideas folks. I want to avoid surgery but since it is in a year any ways, I have time to play with the home remedies. I am trying to look on the bright side of this. Maybe The Lord has let me have this affliction so that I change my diet to reduce inflammation and live a longer healthier life.
So many of you have suffered so much more than me on this and I will keep you as a general body of people in my prayers (whether you like it or not - ;) ).
Be in touch soon.