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Help with nearly constant sinus infections and nasal polyps

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 20, 2010
  • 08:19 PM

I never had sinus trouble growing up - I did have a lot of ear infections, and evenetually tubes which helped tremendously.
During pregnancy with our big girl (2005) I was constantly stuff and kind of congested but was assured it was all normal and would go away. After she was born, the sinus infections began - countless rounds of antibiotics and steroids and eventually cat scans and x-rays and surgery to remove polyps from both sides of my sinuses (dec 05).
After the surgery, things were better for a brief time, but just a few months later, they came back, I lost my sense of smell, countless rounds of meds, developed some asthma like symptoms and then surgery again just 10.5 months later (Oct 06).
Sense then - same results - but no surgery yet, I'm just not ready.
I've had allergy testing twice with no allergies showing up. I've had blood allergy testing, same results. I've been tested for cysticfibrosis and it was negative but I just can't seem to beat it.
I can't remember the last time I could actually breathe out of either side of my nose or taste. Even the slightest cold requires antibiotics and then I'm not sure it ever actually completely gets rid of it. Lately it's like my nose is constantly dripping too - honestly I stick a kleenex up my nose at night so it doesn't run all over my face and onto the pillow - but if I blow not much comes out.
Meds I've tried - singulair, nasonex nose spray, pulmicort inhaler
Have also tried the saline rinses but when I'm as stuffy as I am now it's like they don't hardly get thru.
Any advice?

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  • HEY THIS SOUNDS TERRIBLE AND SERIOUS AND VERY SIMILAR TO ME EXCEPT I NEVER HAD A BABY, BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE YOUR SINUSITIS AND ASTHMA ARE DIRECTLY DUE TO CANDIDA OVERGROWTH-- A MUTATION OF THE NORMAL YEAST FUNGUS IN OUR BODIES. THIS IS COMMON DURING AND AFTER PREGNANCY AND I BET MY LIFE ON IT THAT THIS IS WHAT YOURE DEALING WITH. PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT TAKE ANOTHER ANTIBIOTIC OR STEROID!!!!!!!!! PLEASE--THIS IS THE ABSOLUTE WORST THING YOU COULD DO! IT WILL KILL OFF ALL ALL ALL THE BACTERIA IN YOUR BODY *INCLUDING THE BACTERIA NECESSARY TO KEEP THE YEAST IN CHECK*!! SO THE YEAST WILL PROLIFERATE AND LITERALLY DECOMPOSE YOU. DO YOU ALSO EXPERIENCE WEIGHT LOSS OR GAIN OR FUNNY FOOD OR SUGAR CRAVINGS? DOES YOUR STOMACH GROWL LOUDLY? DO YOU SWEAT MORE? THESE ARE OTHER SYMPTOMS... there are MANY MORE BUT THESE ARE SOME. i AM BATTLING "candida" RIGHT NOW. IF YOU WANT TO TALK, EMAIL MEthe.new.berry@live.com I never had sinus trouble growing up - I did have a lot of ear infections, and evenetually tubes which helped tremendously.During pregnancy with our big girl (2005) I was constantly stuff and kind of congested but was assured it was all normal and would go away. After she was born, the sinus infections began - countless rounds of antibiotics and steroids and eventually cat scans and x-rays and surgery to remove polyps from both sides of my sinuses (dec 05).After the surgery, things were better for a brief time, but just a few months later, they came back, I lost my sense of smell, countless rounds of meds, developed some asthma like symptoms and then surgery again just 10.5 months later (Oct 06).Sense then - same results - but no surgery yet, I'm just not ready. I've had allergy testing twice with no allergies showing up. I've had blood allergy testing, same results. I've been tested for cysticfibrosis and it was negative but I just can't seem to beat it.I can't remember the last time I could actually breathe out of either side of my nose or taste. Even the slightest cold requires antibiotics and then I'm not sure it ever actually completely gets rid of it. Lately it's like my nose is constantly dripping too - honestly I stick a kleenex up my nose at night so it doesn't run all over my face and onto the pillow - but if I blow not much comes out. Meds I've tried - singulair, nasonex nose spray, pulmicort inhalerHave also tried the saline rinses but when I'm as stuffy as I am now it's like they don't hardly get thru.Any advice?
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  • I have triad disorder which is allergies, polyps and aspirin sensitivity. I am now being seen at the University of Michigan and just started Zyflo CR which has helped me so much I was having sinus infections all the time and had not been able to smell for over 8 years with the exception of when I was on prednisone. I can now smell again and it's awesome and have not had any sinus infections either Zyflo helps in people that have polyps. Hope this info helps and if you can get on it hope it helps you too!!
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