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willful Posts: 6822
I have chronic sinus problems and have been affected basically non-stop for over a year now. I've been on 7 anti-biotics over the last year for infections, they work for a while but then all the symptoms come back. I have a lot of pressure and pain between my eyes and up into my forhead and often in my nose too. I constantly take |Flixonase but it doesn't really help either. Feel like I've tried every over the counter medicine too. So has anyone been referred to an ENT specialist for this kind of thing and if so what did they do for you? I've just been referred this week O:| Thanks in advance!
lil-star Posts: 3149
No advice, just sympathy!! Since xmas Ive been suffering with them and its so sore, dont think you can explain it until youve had it!! Hope the doc can help
goblyn Posts: 796
[quote="willful":27porx8m]I have chronic sinus problems and have been affected basically non-stop for over a year now. I've been on 7 anti-biotics over the last year for infections, they work for a while but then all the symptoms come back. I have a lot of pressure and pain between my eyes and up into my forhead and often in my nose too. I constantly take |Flixonase but it doesn't really help either. Feel like I've tried every over the counter medicine too. So has anyone been referred to an ENT specialist for this kind of thing and if so what did they do for you? I've just been referred this week O:| Thanks in advance![/quote:27porx8m] Did you get referred by your doctor or did you have to be ask to be referred? I've had problems with my sinus's since last september, I have been on countless combinations of tablets and I have been for x rays but nothing has worked. It never goes away I have lulls and peaks. The peaks are unbearable other than the pain in my face, my asthma plays up at the same time, I get so weezy I have trouble walking up the stairs, The drainage from my sinus's in turn cause a chest infection and cause me to have severe stomach pains. The infection also makes my dizzy so I hate driving when my sinus's are completly block. I have missed so much work from it and I can't get my doctor to do anything other than perscribe tablets. I have so so so so much sympathy for you
willful Posts: 6822
[quote="goblyn":349ks6zx][quote="willful":349ks6zx]I have chronic sinus problems and have been affected basically non-stop for over a year now. I've been on 7 anti-biotics over the last year for infections, they work for a while but then all the symptoms come back. I have a lot of pressure and pain between my eyes and up into my forhead and often in my nose too. I constantly take |Flixonase but it doesn't really help either. Feel like I've tried every over the counter medicine too. So has anyone been referred to an ENT specialist for this kind of thing and if so what did they do for you? I've just been referred this week O:| Thanks in advance![/quote:349ks6zx] Did you get referred by your doctor or did you have to be ask to be referred? I've had problems with my sinus's since last september, I have been on countless combinations of tablets and I have been for x rays but nothing has worked. It never goes away I have lulls and peaks. The peaks are unbearable other than the pain in my face, my asthma plays up at the same time, I get so weezy I have trouble walking up the stairs, The drainage from my sinus's in turn cause a chest infection and cause me to have severe stomach pains. The infection also makes my dizzy so I hate driving when my sinus's are completly block. I have missed so much work from it and I can't get my doctor to do anything other than perscribe tablets. I have so so so so much sympathy for you[/quote:349ks6zx] You sound like me Goblyn, sick and tired of it all! My Doc suggested referring me because of the amount of antibiotics and no real relief-you should insist on being referred. I know what you mean about the pain and the dizziness, I get stomach sickness from the amount of 'goo' as oppossed to stomach pain. It all gets really debilitating doesn't it, I'm exhausted from the sinus stuff and from all the antibiotics. I take a multi-vitamin to try to build me back up but tbh I don't think it's making any difference :o( I'd say I've missed at least 6 weeks of work in the last year from it, it gets embarrassing. I've been reading on the internet about 'nasal irrigation' with a saline/salt water solution so am going to go into my local health shop to see if they've anything like it-it's worth a go!
meeeeeow Posts: 1349
[quote="willful":non7byrf][quote="goblyn":non7byrf][quote="willful":non7byrf]I have chronic sinus problems and have been affected basically non-stop for over a year now. I've been on 7 anti-biotics over the last year for infections, they work for a while but then all the symptoms come back. I have a lot of pressure and pain between my eyes and up into my forhead and often in my nose too. I constantly take |Flixonase but it doesn't really help either. Feel like I've tried every over the counter medicine too. So has anyone been referred to an ENT specialist for this kind of thing and if so what did they do for you? I've just been referred this week O:| Thanks in advance![/quote:non7byrf] Did you get referred by your doctor or did you have to be ask to be referred? I've had problems with my sinus's since last september, I have been on countless combinations of tablets and I have been for x rays but nothing has worked. It never goes away I have lulls and peaks. The peaks are unbearable other than the pain in my face, my asthma plays up at the same time, I get so weezy I have trouble walking up the stairs, The drainage from my sinus's in turn cause a chest infection and cause me to have severe stomach pains. The infection also makes my dizzy so I hate driving when my sinus's are completly block. I have missed so much work from it and I can't get my doctor to do anything other than perscribe tablets. I have so so so so much sympathy for you[/quote:non7byrf] You sound like me Goblyn, sick and tired of it all! My Doc suggested referring me because of the amount of antibiotics and no real relief-you should insist on being referred. I know what you mean about the pain and the dizziness, I get stomach sickness from the amount of 'goo' as oppossed to stomach pain. It all gets really debilitating doesn't it, I'm exhausted from the sinus stuff and from all the antibiotics. I take a multi-vitamin to try to build me back up but tbh I don't think it's making any difference :o( I'd say I've missed at least 6 weeks of work in the last year from it, it gets embarrassing. [b:non7byrf]I've been reading on the internet about 'nasal irrigation' with a saline/salt water solution[/b:non7byrf] so am going to go into my local health shop to see if they've anything like it-it's worth a go![/quote:non7byrf] Wilful - Your last post brought back a memory that I had somehow forgotten!!! Urine as a treatment for sinus problems I don't think I would recommend it (or try it myself!) You have my sympathy regarding the recurring sinus infections. I get about 2/3 a year but not the same intensity as yourself. Flixonase works well most of the time for me. I also find fisherman's friends good as an everyday way to allow me to breathe through my nose! I also suffer from post-nasal drip which results in chest infections. Grrr. Hope you find the ENT specialist some use!!
Anonymous Posts: 24542
Hi girls, I feel your pain :o( :o( I suffered for about 5 years like this, constant sinus and chest infections, eating antibiotics every few weeks. It was awful. Eventually i got fed up and changed my doctor, the first time i sat in front of new doc she said to me the reason i was having such problems was that my nose was crooked which meant all my nasal/sinus tubes were all haywire. She referred me to the ENT, got appt going public in 6 weeks. He brought me in for op to realign my nose and remove polyps from sinus. Op wasn't too bad, was the few days after that was uncomfortable as you cant blow nose in case it bleeds. Anyhow all was ok and i went back to work 2 weeks later. Had op 2 years ago and have only seen doc twice with sinus infections. If i were ye i would defo go see ENT , there's only so much you can put up with. I think i tried every over the counter meds for sinus and also nasal sprays ect. Am sooooooooo glad i had op and have never looked back. Hope ye get to the root of your problems soon, Take care, Kia, Sorry its such a long post :-8
sweetie Posts: 81
I suffered from bad sinus infection and a post nasal drip, which in turn was causing me to feel slightly sick a lot of the time. Got really feed up with been given antibiotics and sent away, so decided to give alternative medicine a try. Went to a homeopath last Jan and couldn't believe the relief I got, she helped me with all my sinus problem and a few other aliments I had. Its takes a couple weeks to start working but I couldn't believe how much better I was. You should give it a go
Gonetopasturesgreener Posts: 3556
I went to an ENT guy a couple of months back. Like that I'm on antibiotics with it and the pain hell! He had a look in my nose with a scope (yuck!) and told me I had a deviated septum, and would possibly need surgery to straighten it out (my nose looks straight I think!). Anyway, I haven't made any moves towards that yet (am petrified of general anaesthetic :-8 ) but will prob have to...had if for my wedding and my honeymoon which was not good! I think I'll give the homeopath a go...
willful Posts: 6822
Kia, this is going to sound really vain but how did they do your op? I'm terrifed of being left with scars on my face :-8 I mean, the face is bad enough without a load of scars on top of it too!!!
Anonymous Posts: 24542
Oh god no they dont leave any scars, they broke the bone from inside and reset it. I was alittle swollen for about a week and other than that you'd never know i had it. Only thing is you have to be careful not to bang it in case it pops out. This was tricky in my case as i work with special needs. All was ok though