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Severe Fatigue/diziness...Sinusitis? Allergies?

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  • Posted By: MrsVeezy
  • February 29, 2008
  • 00:34 AM

I am a 28 y/o female, married, 6 month old child, reside in Louisville, KY.
My only medical conditions are a herniated disc L3-L4, herpetic whitlow in right index, prior history of anxiety attacks, & bulemia.

I got pregnant December 2006 and when I was 6 week I began to feel dizzy, like I drank about 10 beers, too dizzy to drive, i would stumble into walls. And I was utterly exausted. I was sure that i had something wrong with my brain and went to the ER, i was told after minimal inspection that I had sinusitis. I thought this was strange since I had no sinus symptoms. I was given Amox/Clav and sent home. It cleared right up, no fatigue, no dizziness.

This happened again about 3 months later, I was told again it was sinusitis. I was given a Z-pack told I might have allergies, and put on Flonase (it made me really jittery and started to kick in my anxiety attacks that I have had under control for a few years so I quit it) The Z pack cleared the "infection", no fatigue, no dizziness.

I got pregnant again Nov 2007 and on Dec 25th, 2007 I again was suddenly struck with severe fatigue (When I say fatigue I mean completely debilitating, sleep 22 hours wake up and still be so worn out. Cant take care of my child, cant bathe, cant eat, etc) and dizziness to where i feel drunk. I was given Amoxicillin, i took it for 6 days and it didn't help.

On Dec 31 I went to the ER cause i was so dizzy and my vision was starting to blur and I was sure it was my brain! lol I was told again sinusitis. I was given something for the dizziness and Z-pack. It cleared right up.

I flew to NY on Jan 3 and returned a week later. I came down with the same thing on my birthday Jan 15, went to the dr, sinusitis, z-pack.

End of Jan, same thing, z-pack

Feb 12, same thing, z-pack

Feb 24, same thing but gave me Keflex.

Feb 25th I had and appointment with an ENT who said that my nose looked fine, i didnt have the signs of sinusitis, green slime, pus, teeth aches, etc.
He said it's probably allergies. Prescribed me Nasonex. Said that I may need to be on a 3 week round of antibiotics but he doesnt think it's a bacterial sinus infection but ordered a CT scan and will go from there. He also said that the antibiotics I had been given were not the best for sinusitis.

If it's not bacterial why does the antibiotic seem to clear it up for a short while?? I feel a little better within 6-12 hours of taking my first does of antibiotics. But it always comes back within 2 weeks.

I talked to an old friend ont he 25th also and she just left a CT scan - shes suffering from the SAME THING! And had been since September, every 2 weeks she gets what her GP said is a sinus infection but the ENT says no!!

I can not live with this! This fatigue is absurd! I will sleep and sleep for a day and a half and still be so bad!! Any other time, i am very active and always have energy. This fatigue is not pregnany related!The dizziness it bad too. I really dont have any other symptoms that i feel are related. a little congestion, post nasal, had a sinus headace during the last one...thats all.

Please someone help me! lol
All I have seen online with people with the same symptoms that have been suffering for years with no cure or diagnosis!

I use a neti pot and have since december. It doesnt seem to be working!

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  • I'm afraid I cannot give you an insight into what is wrong with you. I too have had some similar problems here. Since december I have been diagnosed 3x with and upper respiratory and only once did I have symptoms besides extreme ear pain. The world tilts on me like I was drinking, ringing in the ears, pounding in the ears, etc. Bloodwork shows no infection so they finally stopped putting me on antibiotics. Sinus xrays on Friday showed no sinuitis. So I'm as stumped as you. They are sending me to a Balance institute though. I hope you can find out what is wrong with you asap!Good luck!!
    nikilotta7 43 Replies Flag this Response
  • Two things you need to look at.... intestinal overgrowth.... from all the antibiotics you have had. Do you have problems with digestion such as gas, bloating, diarrea, constipation, skin rashes and such? http://www.medicinenet.com/small_intestinal_bacterial_overgrowth/article.htm Also look into diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance and thyroid disorders I am a 28 y/o female, married, 6 month old child, reside in Louisville, KY. My only medical conditions are a herniated disc L3-L4, herpetic whitlow in right index, prior history of anxiety attacks, & bulemia. I got pregnant December 2006 and when I was 6 week I began to feel dizzy, like I drank about 10 beers, too dizzy to drive, i would stumble into walls. And I was utterly exausted. I was sure that i had something wrong with my brain and went to the ER, i was told after minimal inspection that I had sinusitis. I thought this was strange since I had no sinus symptoms. I was given Amox/Clav and sent home. It cleared right up, no fatigue, no dizziness. This happened again about 3 months later, I was told again it was sinusitis. I was given a Z-pack told I might have allergies, and put on Flonase (it made me really jittery and started to kick in my anxiety attacks that I have had under control for a few years so I quit it) The Z pack cleared the "infection", no fatigue, no dizziness. I got pregnant again Nov 2007 and on Dec 25th, 2007 I again was suddenly struck with severe fatigue (When I say fatigue I mean completely debilitating, sleep 22 hours wake up and still be so worn out. Cant take care of my child, cant bathe, cant eat, etc) and dizziness to where i feel drunk. I was given Amoxicillin, i took it for 6 days and it didn't help. On Dec 31 I went to the ER cause i was so dizzy and my vision was starting to blur and I was sure it was my brain! lol I was told again sinusitis. I was given something for the dizziness and Z-pack. It cleared right up. I flew to NY on Jan 3 and returned a week later. I came down with the same thing on my birthday Jan 15, went to the dr, sinusitis, z-pack. End of Jan, same thing, z-pack Feb 12, same thing, z-pack Feb 24, same thing but gave me Keflex. Feb 25th I had and appointment with an ENT who said that my nose looked fine, i didnt have the signs of sinusitis, green slime, pus, teeth aches, etc.He said it's probably allergies. Prescribed me Nasonex. Said that I may need to be on a 3 week round of antibiotics but he doesnt think it's a bacterial sinus infection but ordered a CT scan and will go from there. He also said that the antibiotics I had been given were not the best for sinusitis. If it's not bacterial why does the antibiotic seem to clear it up for a short while?? I feel a little better within 6-12 hours of taking my first does of antibiotics. But it always comes back within 2 weeks. I talked to an old friend ont he 25th also and she just left a CT scan - shes suffering from the SAME THING! And had been since September, every 2 weeks she gets what her GP said is a sinus infection but the ENT says no!! I can not live with this! This fatigue is absurd! I will sleep and sleep for a day and a half and still be so bad!! Any other time, i am very active and always have energy. This fatigue is not pregnany related!The dizziness it bad too. I really dont have any other symptoms that i feel are related. a little congestion, post nasal, had a sinus headace during the last one...thats all. Please someone help me! lolAll I have seen online with people with the same symptoms that have been suffering for years with no cure or diagnosis! I use a neti pot and have since december. It doesnt seem to be working!
    TaylorDeelwithit 382 Replies Flag this Response
  • I'm afraid I cannot give you an insight into what is wrong with you. I too have had some similar problems here. Since december I have been diagnosed 3x with and upper respiratory and only once did I have symptoms besides extreme ear pain. The world tilts on me like I was drinking, ringing in the ears, pounding in the ears, etc. Bloodwork shows no infection so they finally stopped putting me on antibiotics. Sinus xrays on Friday showed no sinuitis. So I'm as stumped as you. They are sending me to a Balance institute though. I hope you can find out what is wrong with you asap!Good luck!!Are you getting the sudden extreme fatigue too? thats my main complaint!
    MrsVeezy 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Two things you need to look at.... intestinal overgrowth.... from all the antibiotics you have had. Do you have problems with digestion such as gas, bloating, diarrea, constipation, skin rashes and such? http://www.medicinenet.com/small_intestinal_bacterial_overgrowth/article.htm Also look into diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance and thyroid disordersWell, I have self diagnosed with IBS - i have had diareah (sp?) ever day since 2003 except when I am pregnant - it's the only time im regular.No gas, no bloating, etc.DO I ask my dr to order these be done?Should I wait until I get another "outbreak"?
    MrsVeezy 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Are you getting the sudden extreme fatigue too? thats my main complaint! I get spells of fatigue.. have been in one since december but now I'm also experiencing extreme daytime drowsiness. Its becoming pretty normal these days to fall asleep after only a few hours of being awake. That doesnt make me happy at all! :o
    nikilotta7 43 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have felt dizzy, drunk in the head without the bennifits. I have had the feeling of being so sleepy, no energy, and sometimes I have a sinus like headach. I think my symptoms are caused be slight swelling around my brain. I have a few days and I feel like I am completly ill and then it pretty much goes away and I am back to my upbeat usuall self. I have some other symptoms that seem to very from time to time like joint pain in my knees, ankles, wrist and other joints. Sometimes I have itching and other times I have extreme thirst (I do not have diabetes). Other on and off symptoms are Night Sweats and a strange body odor.I have been to many Doctors and they end up sending me to an allergist who can not help me. I have tried prednisone which seems to do very little. I tired of this condition, but at least there are days I feel ok.
    joyba1 11 Replies Flag this Response
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