Looking for help with Sinus issues
Just hoping anybody can help me. I honestly am not sure if all this is due to sinuses. So far one doc wasn't very helpful, and after docs misdiagnosed another problem I had for years, I'm not very trusting of them anymore.
For years I have had increasing headaches. I noticed when I would go higher in the mountains, it would become worse lots of times. It's kind of the dull pain you get in your head from a cold, but seems to focus around the forehead, bridge of the nose, and over the eyes. I also often have this feeling in my nose, like a burning you get when you're breathing in really cold dry air for too long. In the mornings lately, I'll notice that when I shift my head from one side to the other, I will feel a fluid (I assume mucus) slowly sloshing from one side to the other, inside the area of my head around the top area of my nose.
I have had allergies since I was a kid. Lately I notice that I don't really seem to sneeze or get a runny nose as much as I use to. It's almost like the stuff just stays up there and won't come out. I assume this is what's causing the headaches.
I try flushing with the saline solution, but I still often get the headaches. I got one the other night and it felt like I almost had a fever as well.
Is there anything else I should try? I'm worried that my upper sinuses may be completely blocked. I don't want to have surgery, because I've read people say that getting that was even worse for their allergies and didn't really make things better.
Also forgot to mention that I can breath through my nose most of the time, no problem.
Thanks for any help.
Last edited by dave999; 06-04-2012 at 02:50 PM.