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Chronic Sinusitis

  • Posted By: kerplunk
  • April 24, 2009
  • 04:28 AM

Hi. First post on this site, really glad I found it. Hoping for some help here.
I am a longtoime Chronic Sinusitis sufferer and have been through lots of meds. SOme help most do not.
My doctor (who I have seen since I was a kid) said I might want to consider sinus surgery. But I want to make sure I have explored all other options.
Is there anything else I should try?
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Thanks in advance and have a good night!
:)

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  • HelloI would be interested to know what the symptoms of chronicsinisitus are, as it is likely I have this but not yet diagnosed.Let me say briefly what my symptoms are. Lets say I feel 80% okat 9pm, I go to bed about 11.00pm. From the time I actually lie downI dont feel quite as good. Then in morning I feel very foggy headed andnot really awake as I used to be. Also sometime have aching in my leftside as if I have been struggling to breathe during night. Cough a lot inmorning (dont smoke at all) and my throat feels clogged up. I can alsosay that my sinuses are always blocked and if I suck in a downward wayI can taste the mucus coming from sinuses as if infected. The mainproblem I guess is the fogginess in morning and it takes 2 to 3 hours tobecome awake and "with it" as if my oxygen levels are too low andgradually replenish. Also my eyes are now dark in corners and dry and feel heavy as if ethmoid sinus is infected ??Other thing I have noticed is that the skin at on both sides of topare of the nose, and also my forehead, are greasy feeling ,and if I wipethe top outside of nose with finger I can then smell it as being kind ofinfected type of smell. Definately was never greasy and slippery likethat before ,as if is clogged up and coming through the skin.Does this does sound like could be sinusitis ?ThanksHi. First post on this site, really glad I found it. Hoping for some help here.I am a longtoime Chronic Sinusitis sufferer and have been through lots of meds. SOme help most do not.My doctor (who I have seen since I was a kid) said I might want to consider sinus surgery. But I want to make sure I have explored all other options.Is there anything else I should try?--------Thanks in advance and have a good night!:)
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  • did your dr. say he/she was going to give you a ct scan? presumably so? assuming that's next step prior to surgery. definitely. if you do the scan then more dramatic options are classic surgery and balloon sinuplasty. not sure about pros and cons entirely on those two but be sure to ask.
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  • Thanks for the suggestion - I had never heard of Balloon Sinuplasty. CT Scan is later this week and I will ask doc about balloons (sounds weird right?)I did find this video via search. Interesting.http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/balloons/video/x7t88b_raval-on-balloon-sinuplasty_tech--------k'plunkdid your dr. say he/she was going to give you a ct scan? presumably so? assuming that's next step prior to surgery. definitely. if you do the scan then more dramatic options are classic surgery and balloon sinuplasty. not sure about pros and cons entirely on those two but be sure to ask.
    kerplunk 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • I too have suffered from chronic sinusitis, and had a ct scan done that showed 80% occlusion of the maxilary sinuses. The docs wanted to put me on prednisone and a flouraquinalone, but I refused as I have such terrible reactions to antibiotics and was afraid of steroids. I am a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, and acupuncture and chinese herbs have helped me in the past. But what really helped me was doing a candida cleanse using oil of oregano caplets. This plus a technique called NAET, which cleared me of my allergies to juniper, dairy, and much more. Sinusitis is hard to clear up, and takes time to get back to normal. You need to be patient. Surgery should always be a last option, as some people feel better and some people don't. I would research the candida connection to chronic sinusitis, and find a good naturopathic doc who is experienced in treating this problem. Oil of Oregano is fantastic - it is my first defense when I begin to have sinus problems and it will usually kick things out before developing into infection. Dr. NeilMed's Sinus Rinse is a MUST for sinus sufferers. You can find this at any good pharmacy - it's cheap and easy to use and makes a HUGE difference. I also recommend plain Mucinex tablets, 1200 mg twice a day. This helps to drain the sinus passages and prevent infection. Decongestants like sudafed actuallly can make your symptoms MUCH worse as they cause the sinuses to become impacted, creating the tendancy for infection. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks DOM. THose are great sugestions. Trying to avoid surgery. Balloon Sinuplasty seems less invasive but who knows. Love having options though -- much appreciated.--------have a great night.
    kerplunk 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • wow,thorough responses. hadn't heard of the candida rinse although sounded amazing. is this related to a neti pot rinse? different? better?had heard of the surgery options, both traditional and balloon sinuplasty. assume most would recommend balloon before traditional just because of invasiveness. but of course all the other courses prior.thanks for the thoroughness in feedbacks.mike
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