I was able to convince my doctor to let me try anti biotics last year. I took cipro for about one week and felt almost completely recovered, but then the medicine ran out. About a week passed before I could get another dosage, and strangely the medicine had little to no effect then. I thought it may be due to a resistance, or change from brand to generic meds.
Another symptom I'm experiencing is persistent mucous in the back of the throat. I can't distinguish where it is coming from, except my guess was the stomach, however a doctor said that would be impossible.
Strangely I have not had any normal mucous production out of my nose the normal way since this began. Can't remember blowing my nose once.