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chronic/recurrent sinusitis? help...

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 9, 2007
  • 02:56 AM

For the past 2.5 years, I've been treated for what the doctors call "chronic sinusitis," although it seems more like recurrent acute sinusitis from what I've read. I get a sinus infection about once every 1-2 months, they treat it with antibiotics, and I'm reasonably healthy until the next one comes along. The thing is, is that my health has been steadily declining as I get more and more infections: my worst symptoms include loss of peripheral vision (I describe it best as "tunnel vision"), headaches that feel like a tight headband going from one temple over the top of my head to the other temple, extreme fatigue, pain in my jaw, tiny nosebleeds while I sleep (I find "bloody boogers" when I blow my nose upon waking up), and trouble sleeping.

The doctors keep saying it's due to allergies, but the allergists can't find what I'm supposedly allergic to. I have 3 prior conditions, all of which are controlled by either medication or previous surgery: epilepsy, superventricular tachycardia, and minor hidradenitis suppurativa.

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated, I'm sick all the time and I don't know what to do at this point. Thanks...

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  • I just read something on this in a medical journal. Saline irrigation may be of help to you. Basically, you irrigate your nasal passages with warm salty water every day. It was shown to be very effective.
    aquila 1,263 Replies
    • December 10, 2007
    • 08:31 PM
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  • Are you getting migraines? (tunnel vision, pain)
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • December 11, 2007
    • 10:35 AM
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