I thought I would share my latest experiences and problems with my sinuses.
I'm now 27 and as far back as I can remember I have had problems with pressure around my eyes and constant eye infections (this had a massive affect on my childhood)
I have spent the last 15 years speaking to different doctors, having brain scans and spending time at the eye hospital doing all sorts of tests - all to find nothing wrong with my eyes or anything else.
Recently after moving to a different area my pain (headaches, ear pain, itchy eyes, blurred vision etc) seemed to get a lot worse, I went to the local doctors who reffered me to the ent who done a ct scan and have found polyps, fluid, inflammation and a few other issues with my sinuses I don't understand.
I'm so angry I have wasted so much of life with this holding me back - why didn't they find this 15 years ago?
Anyway I was wondering If anyone could give me any advice of how to deal with this in the meantime? The doctor gave me the results of the ct scan today and I have to wait until the end of march to see the consultant (who she thinks will want to do surgery to improve my sinuses) I read this can be very uncomfortable and there are other methods of recovery? I have tried steroids antibiotics and nasal sprays but they don't seem to help much.
Look forward to reading some of your thoughts
I'm glad you are seeing a specialist this month and hope you will find a solution to your symptoms. I'm sure every case is different so it's tough for us to give advice here.
I underwent sinus surgery in Jan & did have a positive result. The first few days were a bit rough but I did get total relief of my infection & symptoms. I tried everything to avoid surgery (antibiotics, steroids, allergy meds, etc), but it turned out to be the ultimate cure for me.
I hope you will have confidence in the specialist you see (ENT?). If not, don't be afraid to seek a 2nd opinion. Good luck & keep us posted.
Thank you for your reply, it's great to hear about your positive results from the surgery.
I have only seen the specialist once who really didn't tell me very much, he just looked up my nose, spoke to his assistant in a foreign language and told me I would receive a letter for a CT scan (That was it) The rest of the information I have recieved has been through my new doctor (who is very helpful) It all just seems to take so long. I'm not even sure I will have an option for surgery yet, I hope so as i have tried everything else.