| | Newbie--Possible Sinusitis; doctor won't help...
New to this website; just trying to figure some things out.
My family physician (whom I have had seen since 2007); has seen me periodically for sinus infections (sinusitis). Through the past 6 years or so; he has prescribed me Flonase (Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray)--50 mcg; having me do "2 puffs per nostril" daily until Sinus infection subsided; also telling me to buy OTC; Zyrtec; in which I did. It seemed to work well.
As of 2012... I have been to see my family dr. in the spring; due to the sinusitis (sinus infection) came back; same protocol; Flonase and Zyrtec. It actually did NOT work like previous years; so I went back and he decided to try Zithromax (Z-Pack); with the Flonase and Zyrtec (otc).It subsided (but I think on its own); but in the fall of 2012(September); I went back for a sinus problem again; they seem to never go away; he used Flonase and Afrin (decongestant-otc); same protocol.
Any rate; he said, " it was to get me through the fall season"... honestly I went back to see him 2 or 3 times within the fall season--same problem; at one point I went to the ER b/c a headache (more like migraine) set in.
Now, I just seen him again; Dec.3; sinus problem persists; he says now; yep; its chronic sinusitis.
Let's get u a CT scan on the sinuses; which I did. Go back to see him... says no blockages, no masses; so NO surgery. So I said well the symptoms (congestion, inflammation, slight headache in the front of the forehead, drainage in the throat-to stomach) are still there; just as bad as before; can't get hardly breath (through my nose) b/c its plugged; then all of a sudden it drains...with the Flonase (which is a steroid) and the Afrin (decongestant); it is not helping it one bit....so what should I do??
He told me; just con't using the Flonase and Afrin daily...recheck in 3 months (March 2013).
The current stuff I am using is not working...he seems to not be listening when I said that...he even said my nasal cavities are inflamed and plugged; now why can't he do something different or something?? I literally cannot even function with daily actives b/c i have to always blow my nose to "try" to break the congestion up; but with NO success, when it drains (from nasal to throat region); makes my stomach upset (nausea).
Today (12/20/2012); I am going back to the dr.'s office again; this time to see the other doctor working there; hopefully she will listen more....but, what should I do?
Any home remedies work?
I tried getting my doctor to work with me on this problem, but unfortunately, he isn't going to it seems like.
Thanks in advance for any input!