Every time I saw the doctor the routine was the same. The doctor would do a strep culture, it would come back negative and he would prescribe antibiotics. After six Monday:ths and no real improvement I decided to ask my doctor about alternative treatment for my problem. The last time I saw this doctor my exact words to him were “we need to try something different, this treatment (antibiotics and decongestants) is not making my problem go away”. He listened to me and then responded by giving me the same antibiotics and decongestants again. I was frustrated and disgusted. What happened next changed my life forever.