Originally Posted by djhyro
hey there..sorry to hear about your current condition. i would possibly try a different doctor to get a second opinion. the symptoms you are experiencing (clogged ears, difficulty breathing, etc) does not sound like it can be caused just by congested frontal sinuses alone. your doctor is correct in a sense that surgery will not fix the underlying cause of your inflammations (could be allergy related in which case you should get allergy tested, etc)
i would either take your CT scan to another doctor for second opinion or get a new scan w/ a new doctor. if the scan shows a lot of a congestion there could be a polyp hiding in there which is blockage your nasal passages from air intake/out..
i recently had sinus surgery done (i am 12 days post-op) and my original ct scan showed massive blockage in my right sinuses and nasal passage, but the doctor could not determine if a polyp existed as it was completely covered in the scan. only way to know for sure was to go in w/ FESS surgery and sure enough there was a polyp that was removed from my passage.
let me know if you decide you want to go the surgery route and i can explain in more detail my current recovery process (today is day 12 and has been the best feeling for my sinuses i've felt in over a year and i'm hoping it only gets better from here)...
best of luck
Thanks for your reply.
I did have allergy testing and it was negative.
I feel like it is not just my nose that is stuffy. It certainly does not feel like stuffiness from a cold. it is much higher and broader into my sinuses.
I just had the CT yestrday and she looked at the fresh image.
I have been using Afrin for almost two weeks( just one suirt at night .5% soluttion), because the not being able to breathe is terrifying for me. I was doing this on a temporary basis, thinking the antibitics would clear it up or the medrol. The medrol did work some, but seems to have reverted since I finished.
My nose is not just stuffy, but there is a lot of heaviness and also pressure. The pain gives me a headache, and I just feel so unwell.
My secretions were never discolored and thick the whole time. Just occasional bit of yellow.
I also had another "attack" about 7 days ago, where everything felt inflamed, had a fever/flu feeling and was szeeing.
Oh yes, I have hardly sneezed a day since November.
What is going on. I am so scared I will be like this forver. I have been so good with the medicaiton for 30 days whcih made me soooo sick. I can't believe the level of suffering.
WOuldn't the frontal sinus infection be aggravating the tissue and gneral infection status? Doesn make sense.
I will write if I decide on surgery. Will definintely get another opinion.