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    Old 10-11-2010, 01:58 PM   #1
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    Nothing coming out doing Upside Down Sinus Flooding? What's wrong?

    Hi,

    I just did the Upside Down Sinus Flooding for the very first time today and nothing came out but some clear nasal discharge. The usual clear stream of liquid that comes with most nasal irrigations. I did the procedure once and then did it again a few hours later. I added some more Hydrogen Peroxide since the first time it was pretty diluted and I didn't get that "stinging" that most people complain about doing this first time out. I added some more Hydrogen Peroxide the 2nd time I did it and still not much stinging, let alone anything else coming out. There was no "forming" that people also tend to report.

    Am I doing this right? I usually can't breathe out of my nose period. I had deviated septum surgery 2 years ago that helped stop my chronic bronchitis infections, but still my nasal breathing hasn't improved. I am pretty much a full time mouth breather which makes it hard to use my CPAP for Sleep Apnea. I was hoping this could do wonders for my breathing period and also my CPAP use. Any suggestions? Do I need to use more Peroxide? Not a ton but should I add a little more?

    I'm not looking to feel pain, it's just nothing happened. Was wondering if I did it right.

    Last edited by dizzeespell; 10-11-2010 at 02:02 PM. Reason: ADDED SOME MORE INFORMATION

     
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    Old 10-11-2010, 02:01 PM   #2
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    Re: Nothing coming out doing Upside Down Sinus Flooding? What's wrong?

    hi how much water do you drink per day?

     
    Old 10-11-2010, 03:00 PM   #3
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    Re: Nothing coming out doing Upside Down Sinus Flooding? What's wrong?

    About 4-5 big glasses of water. They are big glasses, about 12-14 ounces per glass.

    I forgot to mention that I'm starting to feel like I have a cold. This is only thing that is consistent to what people reported feeling after they did the initial flooding. Again I'm not looking to be in pain (stinging sinsus', foaming nostrils, etc) but nothing other than the "I feel like I have a cold" part is the same as what most people have reported.

    Could my sinsus' be that clean? I haven't irrigated them in over year and a half.

    I have been inhaling H202 into my lungs with a fine mist nasal spray over the last week and a half to help clear my lungs. Could that have affected my sinus'? Weird I know.

    I also put a Super diluted solution of Hydrogen Peroxide with Distilled Water into another fine mist nasal sprayer and have been spraying that into my nose for congestion relief. Maybe that did something. I don't know.

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    Old 10-12-2010, 05:21 AM   #4
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    Re: Nothing coming out doing Upside Down Sinus Flooding? What's wrong?

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    About 4-5 big glasses of water. They are big glasses, about 12-14 ounces per glass.

    It is said that most normal people require at least 6-8 glasses of 8 ounces each. If you weigh more than the chart says you should then of course your body may need more.

    I forgot to mention that I'm starting to feel like I have a cold. This is only thing that is consistent to what people reported feeling after they did the initial flooding. Again I'm not looking to be in pain (stinging sinsus', foaming nostrils, etc) but nothing other than the "I feel like I have a cold" part is the same as what most people have reported.

    When I have been exposed to someone with a cold I merely let normal saline water go down my nostrils on both sides, but my sinuses are not blocked with swollen tissues or deviated septum. When they are blocked and they seldom are. A little normal saline down the bottom of both nostrils usually seems to allow any thick mucous to thin out. I use an ear irrigation bulb for the back of my throat with normal saline after I do the nostrils. I don't use hydrogen peroxide. I once had an allergist tell me to use normal saline for my nose since the body sometimes reacts to it in improper ways. I forget his exact words for why since it was many years ago. I like to use bay leaf tea to help prevent a cold or to get it to leave quickly if I catch it. Sugar lowers the immune system so I stay away from this for the most part and if there is any it is usually in low amounts. Another way to prevent colds is to wash your hands after going out in public if you touch any doors etc. and wash them after contact with people who have had colds or flu. They say you should stay at least 3 feet away from those with colds. I say a bit more because if a person coughs or sneezes the germs have been found across a room about 16 feet I have read.

    Could my sinsus' be that clean? I haven't irrigated them in over year and a half.

    Perhaps you have not seen your surgeon for a year and a half, did he tell you to irrigate for the rest of your life with the hydrogen peroxide or was that supposed to be for the few days after surgery to prevent a post surgical complication of infection?

    From here there is no way to know how clean a persons sinuses are but if you can't breathe throught them they are blocked. This could be for many reasons of course medically. I have learned that if the surgery wasn't done right or if there are polyps or if they are filled with fluid you won't be able to breathe through them. After the sugery was there a follow up visit with the surgeon to see how sucessful the surgery was in the first place?

    I have been inhaling H202 into my lungs with a fine mist nasal spray over the last week and a half to help clear my lungs. Could that have affected my sinus'? Weird I know.

    I would not be using that substance in my body at all unless the doctor told you to. For me hydrogen peroxide will leave a white line on my skin right where it travels or a spot right where it drops. I have heard that it destroys red blood cells. Because it leaves a white area on me right where it touches me I believe what I read.

    I also put a Super diluted solution of Hydrogen Peroxide with Distilled Water into another fine mist nasal sprayer and have been spraying that into my nose for congestion relief. Maybe that did something. I don't know.

    I also notice your user name. Are you having dizzy spells?

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    Old 10-12-2010, 10:03 AM   #5
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    Re: Nothing coming out doing Upside Down Sinus Flooding? What's wrong?

    I have dizzy spells and brain fog due to sleep apnea and my brain not getting enough oxygen over the night. Researching sinus issues and how they can affect someone who uses a CPAP. I tried the Upside Down Sinus Flooding for the 1st time yesterday and my sinus' I'm happy to report have been clearer rather than not. This is not something I'm used to. My sleep was better because of this last night.

     
    Old 10-12-2010, 10:13 AM   #6
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    Re: Nothing coming out doing Upside Down Sinus Flooding? What's wrong?

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    I have dizzy spells



    There are other causes of dizziness such as inner ear problems or ear infections and more, has this been investigated? If a person has infected sinuses or had them in the past it would make it more likely that infected material could be blown into the eustachian tubes and cause trouble in the ears where it could potentially cause dizziness.

    and brain fog due to sleep apnea and my brain not getting enough oxygen over the night. Researching sinus issues and how they can affect someone who uses a CPAP. I tried the Upside Down Sinus Flooding for the 1st time yesterday and my sinus' I'm happy to report have been clearer rather than not. This is not something I'm used to. My sleep was better because of this last night.

     
    Old 10-13-2010, 11:12 AM   #7
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    Re: Nothing coming out doing Upside Down Sinus Flooding? What's wrong?

    I think that is very much a possibility. How would one clean out a possibly infected Eustachian tube? I could see my dizziness coming from something like that since I have had bad sinus problems in the past. My head is pretty much swollen every where. Ears, eyes, nose, throat, etc. Everything seems irritated.

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    Old 10-13-2010, 11:45 AM   #8
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    Re: Nothing coming out doing Upside Down Sinus Flooding? What's wrong?

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    I think that is very much a possibility. How would one clean out a possibly infected Eustachian tube?

    I don't know truly but I think if it were mine I would keep track to make sure you would have the amount of water you need every day. One book I read said to take your body weight, divide that in half. Divide that number by 8 to see how many 8 oz. glasses of water to drink daily. For example a 100 pound person would need 50 oz. of water which is a little over 6 glasses a day. Some doctors say a little more than this. This would help it to drain better possibly in theory at least because thin drains better than thick.

    Another thing is that if there is pain on one side I would use a hot water bottle on the neck or ear area on the side affected for 10-20 minutes.


    I could see my dizziness coming from something like that since I have had bad sinus problems in the past. My head is pretty much swollen every where. Ears, eyes, nose, throat, etc. Everything seems irritated.

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    Old 10-18-2010, 07:01 PM   #9
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    Re: Nothing coming out doing Upside Down Sinus Flooding? What's wrong?

    Have you talked to the doctor at the sleep clinic about the problems you're having breathing through your nose? Mine told me that if I ever had issues like that to see him as soon as possible. He didn't want me to have a sleep apnea episode during the night.

     
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