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    Old 02-12-2006, 06:09 PM   #1
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    never-ending sinus saga

    Hi to all.

    I'm posting here because this seems to be where most of the sinus issues come up, and plus I'm wondering if I have allergies.

    There are a few things going on with this "sinus infection" that may or may not be related; any suggestions would be very helpful.

    Started out in October-had a sinus infection- two weeks, took amoxicillin, and it went away. Moved from Oregon to Georgia. Landed in Georgia in early November. Stayed in the rain one day, cold rain one night, and then another sinus infection came on(not supposed to catch colds from that???, listen to your mom lol). Took amoxicillin 10 days, felt better for about 2 days, sinus pressure, fatigue, rundown feeling came back. Went to another doc, got some steriod type pills(i think???), only took two of 5, and felt better.

    For a whole entire month I felt great.

    Now this gets interesting. Caught some knid of virus I'm assuming, and I stay up all night in the bathroom doing what you could imagine. That subsides, feel like I'm getting better in 3-4 days, and then an EXTREME fatigue hits, and I figure that I'm getting over the virus, or I have a diseese, which I don't but I was truley concerned for a while. The fatigue was really strange, just felt like I never got better. But then I did. Felt about 50% for two days, and then a sinus infection comes on.

    went back to the doc, and he agrees sinus infection. Took avelox, saline wash, and allerx- did absolutley nothing for me.

    Finally I tried that upside down flooding one night, and released ALOT of mucus, mostly clear white, and not all that thick. Felt like it brought on a cold again, which I expected, and for two days, I was constantly blowing my nose. Then post nasal drip started. All the while I'm feelling moderately well. Continued with infrequent floodings and neti-pots.

    But I still have sinus pressure. My nose feels quite clear, still some PND, and a flooding tonight produced very little mucus.

    I took some pseudoephidrine today, which is hard for me to tolerate. So My face fells like me more, even my parents think so, but I'm still congested, and tired. It's hard to tell being on this ephedrine HCL stuff.

    I know this is long-winded, and if youv'e read this far, thanks.

    So do you think I have allergies? There has never been any green-yellow, or slightly discolored mucus. But antihistimines do nothing for me, just make me more tired. Thinking about seeing an allergy/sinus specialist tommorow.
    What should I ask for? Last time was just a bunch of over-the-counter type stuff.

    Oh- and I've had an abcessed tooth for a year. That may be the source, if it is a sinus infection? I'm getting it taken out soon. Felt a light liquid swish in my ear today, nothing painful. Just at my wits end hear.

    Currently depressed about the state of my sinuses, but otherwise ok-

    Thanks, your the only one listening lol

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    Old 02-12-2006, 07:34 PM   #2
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    Re: never-ending sinus saga

    I suffered for two years from off and on sinus infections due to four upper molars (two of them wisdom teeth and the two right next to them) that ended up being abscessed. I kept going to the doctors who said (and I quote) "A lot of people actually get their teeth pulled because of sinus infections." I then after about the fifth round of antibiotics, went to the dentist. He found all four of those teeth abscessed and showed me on the MRI where it was affecting my sinuses.

    I was sinus infection free for over a year. Then I had a third and final molar on the left abscess. Treated for the sinus infection and then had the tooth pulled.

    Yup. If you are like me, that may be what is causing it. Also, lower teeth have been known (still have all of mine but have heard from others) to cause ear problems and swollen glands.

    Since you are getting the tooth pulled, chances are you may still have to get back on antibiotics to clear out the remaining infection one more time but hopefully you will be okay. If that does not do it, check into the possibility of allergies. I have them and I have a lot of clear/white/light yellow mucus when they act up.

    Lindaru ;~)

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