Sinuses causing me lots of trouble; feeling chronically tired! anyone have any advice
My name is Jennifer and I'm 23 years old. I have been suffering with chronic sinus problems for years now. My doctors have told me that they are most likely due to allergies. They have put me on allergy pills but they are not helping. I've tried all kinds of allergy pills but I still have sinus congestion and pain plus now I'm getting a multitude of other problems; these are the things I've been dealing with:
- chronic sinus pain and pressure at top of nose, above eyes, and cheeks
- post-nasal drip (usually pretty thick mucous draining in the back of my throat)
- blocked nasal passages at night
- sneezing once in awhile
- eyes burn
- headaches on the top of my head
- dizzy spells sometimes
-CHRONIC FATIGUE!...lately pretty bad that its been effecting my daily activities, always feel tired and never feel rested anymore after a full night's rest!
- nausea once in awhile (most likely due to the nasal drainage in my throat)
- body aches pretty bad especially in my arms and hands
I've tried Claritin, zyrtec, and Allegra D. Allegra D did seem to help me last year but I'd been off it for awhilel when I didn't have insurance and recently went back on it and it doesn't work for me anymore. Sinus congestion pills don't do anything anymore. I've done the sinus rinse bottle and that helps me breath a little better but doesn't relieve the pressure or pain. Even ibuprofin doesn't do anything. Aleve seems to help my body aches some but I don't see why I'm getting body aches in the first place. Lately its like my body feels like its sick with body aches, chills, and always tired. But I don't have the flu or cold. Its just my sinuses. I've never had any tests to prove that I have allergies and thats whats causing my sinus trouble just been told that its probably that. Well I'm going back to the doctor today and I hope they can do something else for me. Does anyone have any advice? I've just been so miserable!