Originally Posted by sickntired20
I have been just recently diagnosed w/ chronic sinusitis & deviated septum.
I am on antibiotics, and a nasal spray. My eyes are extremely bloodshot, but no gunk in them at all. I have been to an ENT, and the ER twice. They keep telling me different scenarios. I was treated for conjunctivitis, but it only worsened. Now they are saying it could be from my sinuses, and must be treated by the antibiotics. I am seeing floaters mainly in the right eye, and my vision seems to have slightly worsened. Hard to tell, seeing how I am blind as a bat naturally. But, I am fully aware that something is NOT right, and I am having a hard tinme getting the proper diagnosis.
Could this be directly from my sinusitis? (I have had this condition for a long time..was not aware)
What else could it be with my symptoms? any advice? Thank you.
I had the same problem with sinusitis but, nothing with my eyes. I went around being miserble for a year and a half with constant post nasal drip. I finally went to the ENT and he tested me for strep. I was in no pain and thought for sure that would come back negative but, I was wrong. So he gave me antibiotics. The antibiotics didn't change a thing for me. I had a CAT scan and I too have a deviated septum.
I was then tested for allergies and BINGO - I have indoor/outdoor and food allergies. They are all moderate to severe. I'm a perfect candidate for immunotherapy. I would have NEVER thought allergies. It was hard to figure out because I have so many year round allergies. My husband actually caught it when one day I told him I started having coughing fits in the car. He noticed tons of pollen on my car from a cedar tree. Sure enough cedar season, which is what we are currently in, is on the severe level.
I really have to bow down to those suffering from sinus problems and allergies. I always thought of allergies like a mild cold-like feeling that would go away in a few weeks. I thought people with allergies had itchy eyes, drippy nose and sneezed a lot but, would be over it shortly. I didn't think I fit the criteria of an allergy sufferer. I didn't even have sinus pressure often. I was put on a few allergy meds - zyrtec, singulair, flonase
A year later, I can say I am 98% better but, when the pollen count is high, I still feel like crud.
After a year, I started having tonsil problems from all the post nasal drip and allergies. They caused tonsil stones and chronic tonsillitis. I again never had pain but, had other daily annoyances such as tonsil stones which made my throat feel like peanuts were stuck constantly in the crypts of my tonsils, occasional bad breath from the bacteria stuck in my tonsil crypts, constant clearing my throat, low grade fever, high white blood cell count which equals the fatigue and sick feeling you walk around with 24/7
I'm now Day 10 post-op tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy. My ENT said they were "bad" - whatever that means.
I hope the T&A plus a low carb diet and allergy meds will finally bring me relief.
I don't know if any of my story mimics what you are going through. I hope my story may help you or others and encourage some to get tested for allergies. That way, you may not have to suffer needlessly. I didn't have any "classic" symptoms of allergies and never even thought of allergies, again, until my husband put two and two together for me. Even then, I doubted it. I thought it was something more physical like my deviated septum.
Best of health,