Re: Lupus/Headaches/Opaque Maxillary Sinus
I've had terrible chronic sinus problems for years (10 years) - including 2 different sinius surgeries to help open up them up. (MRI's showed the sinuses themselves to be completely black which we could not clear up with mega anti-botics). But yes the headaches can be caused by the sinus issues. A good ear nose throat doctor can help get this portion cleared up - as years of being on antibotics only seems to make anto-immune diseases worse from my personal experience. Thus, it's better to get it fixed asap. As the longer you have a sinus infection the worse it is on your immune system & overall symptoms for lupus etc.,.
PS: The one things that's helped me to keep my sinuses clear from chronic infections is having my last ENT surgeon recommend irrigating them daily with a warm salt water solution using a water pik special attachment. It's been a God send. (You can find it by searching google for sinus irrigator tip).
Last edited by Sun_Shine; 09-09-2005 at 04:19 AM.