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Old 06-18-2013, 01:57 PM   #1
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Burning/popping in sinus

I'm a 31 year old female and have had these symptoms going on for three years. This started after I was seen by a rough chiropractor three years ago. I went in because of a achy lower back and left with daily migraines that I would have for the following six months. After physical therapy for C1/C2 dysfunction and whiplash (presumably caused by the chiro as I've had no accidents), this subsided to the symptoms I have now. Doctors are stumped. Anyone have a clue what this is? Thank you!!!


List of symptoms:


+ Left side only gets pain, both sides have strange sensations
+ symptoms come on mid day
+ neck stiffens when symptoms flare up
+ burning eyes
+ burning left sinus, sometimes feels cold when breathing
+ pressure in sinus, popping and air bubbles
+ ears pop and thump on occasion
+ tingling/cold sensation on forehead, eyebrows
+ pressure/tingling at base of skull
+ occasional headache in left temple
+ raw feeling inside left part of head behind eye

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Things that bring on symptoms:

+ sitting still (desk, driving, watching tv)
+ laying with a pillow pressing against the back of my head
+ wearing hats or headbands

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Things that temporarily alleviate symptoms:

+ walking, running, exercising, yoga
+ rubbing back of neck or massage
+ using Neck King
+ heat or ice on back of neck
+ putting head upside down
+ laying on side with arm under skull
+ chewing
+ stretching
+ things that make my nose pop (rubbing back of neck, pressing on bridge of nose, turning my head just right, stretching my neck, getting nervous or startled)

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Things that stop symptoms:

+ a night of sleep (100% of the time)
+ 30 mins of yoga (90% of the time)

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Other possible related things:

+ when symptoms aren't happening sometimes I have excessive drainage
+ vision sharpness has lessened since this began and dark spots in eyes upon waking.
+ before latest chiro, I couldn't lay on my stomach and prop myself up on my elbows without almost passing out. I also couldn't do yoga without getting extremely nauseous.
+ particularly stiff on left side of the back of my neck
+ upper back and shoulder blade area always stiff
+ sometimes my hearing sporadically changes, ears ring and hearing lessens in one

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Tests/things I have had done

+ Autoimmune blood panel including Sjorgerns & MS. All negative.
+ CT & probe of my sinuses - nothing abnormal, no mucus or blockage.
+ Vitamin D - borderline.
+ Hormone blood panel - all normal.
+ Tested for mold in blood - negative.
+ Two separate allergy tests - all negative.
+ Used a Neti pot for months - provided temporary relief of burn in sinus.
+ Took sinus herbs and supplements - no relief.

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Doctors I've seen:

+ 2 Orthopedic (one gave me muscle relaxers, other sent me to physical therapy for C1/C2 dysfunction and whiplash)
+ 2 Neurologists (both said I was healthiest person they'd seen, no results)
+ 2 ENTs (found nothing wrong)
+ 2 Allergists (found nothing wrong)
+ General physicians (found nothing wrong)
+ 3 massage therapists (all of which help but only temporarily)
+ 6 chiropractors for 2-4 months each (the latest I saw for the past four months. He helped immensely, however, if I don't see him every week I don't feel well. Seems as though he only temporarily helps whatever is wrong.)

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My general heath/diet:

+ Been a vegetarian since age 11 - I'm now 31.
+ I take these daily: quality multi-vitamin, *5000mcg B12, flax seed oil, COq10, probiotic, 2500iu vitamin D, iron, cal/mag, glucosamine. *I've been on the B12 for two weeks since realizing I'm probably deficient since this is only found in animal products.
+ I strength train 3x week, walk & bike almost daily
+ I don't drink caffeine, alcohol, cow milk, sodas, juices. Only unsweet green tea, coconut milk, freshly made green juice and water.
+ I don't eat a lot of sweets or cheeses or grains or processed food. Mostly vegetables and fruit, beans, nuts, etc.
+ I never get sick, seem to have a strong immune system.

Last edited by coyote0204; 06-18-2013 at 01:58 PM.

 
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