I've always had problems with my sinuses. While on the East Coast, I've had sinus infections off and on. Since we moved to the West Coast last year, I've had about 3 or 4 sinus infections. My throat hurt, I've been sneezing, always blowing my nose and the back of my eyes hurt. I also have a very slight headache. My face around my eyes hurt. I had a sinus infection about a month ago, went on medicine but now it's back. Is there anything I can take to prevent sinus infections? I also take synthyroid for my thyroid so I have to watch what I take. Are sinuses worst on the West Coast? I heard it is because it's always damp here (Oregon). Could it be more than just sinuses like other allergies? When I had sinus infections before, it was different, it was worst than a cold but now, I feel fine and able to do things but I'm just all congested. Any information will be appreciated.
I think you may have allergies. I have heard that some doctors cannot tell the difference in a sinus infection and allergy symptoms. I have alot of allergy problems and am also hypothyroid and on Levoxyl for that. I heard that thyroid problems and allergies seem to coincide alot. Since spring I have had problems almost every day. I have headaches, pressure in my head, eyes ache, sneezing, and I am tired alot. You could try an allergy med. instead. When I went to the doctor, I also thought it was a sinus infection, and I was given allegra. It does help, doesn't cure you, but helps with the symptoms. If you do a search for where you live, and check out the mold, pollen counts etc., this may help you narrow it down a little. Good luck
I took Allegra, but I still got Sinus Infections alot.
Allegra doesn't help indoor allergies such as mold and
dust, dander, etc.
I take Zyrtec and its been a life saver, but I want to
switch to Clarinex, because I think the Zyrtec makes you hungry.
If I understood her correctly, my doctor told me that allergies can cause sinus problems. I have had a lot of sinus infections over the past 4 years, which started with my first pregnancy. The last time I saw a doctor she put me on Zyrtec saying that aiding the allergy symptoms would help prevent the sinus infections. That was about 5 months ago and I haven't had an infection since. Hope that helps.