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    Old 05-13-2006, 10:18 AM   #1
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    sinuses why arnt antibiotics working?

    Hi i have chronic sinisitis, it has got alot worse recently and has been reacurring since december. The first anitbiotics 2 months ago, seemed to work (cant remember what they were called). the other week i was put on doxycylcline for 10 days which didnt work. and then amoxicilian which worked abit but not much, I can still feel the dull pain.

    All i have is this dull pain where my sinuses are around my face. which lasts all day long, i dont have a blocked up nose, and when i do an irrigation there isnt that much stuff that comes out. So i dont know why i have pain in my face, becuase nothing is blocking anything, and if there is bacteria wouldnt the antibiotics have got rid of that?, i know that in chronic sinisitis the infection reacurs again, but amoxcillican should have got rid of it for the time being surely?

    I dont think its allergies causing this, are do have hayfever, but i never had this before when i had hayfever, antihistamines dont make a difference.

    I dont know what to do next becuase i dont want to keep going on antibiotics, as i know its not good for the immune system. and ive tried steroid nose sprays, docongestants, natural remedies, irrigations with hydrogen peroxide-nothing has worked. I know i need to go to a ENT.

    I dont know if surgery is going to help either coz all i have is the pain. Does surgery normaly help for the facial pain when you dont have a blocked nose? has it helped anyone, or does anyone have a simular thing?

    any advice appreciated. thanks

     
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    Old 05-19-2006, 06:44 PM   #2
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    Re: sinuses why arnt antibiotics working?

    Hi Sazy101,
    I'm sorry you aren't well yet. Most of the time, the regular protocol of antibiotics that are prescribed for sinus infections don't work on me. That is the infection doesn't go away. There is only one antibiotic that works on sinus infections for me. You should contact your doc and let them know that you still have the infection. I'm sure they will give you a different antibiotic. It was the pits for me, being on two or three antibiotics for more than a month, until we found the right one that works on my stubborn sinuses.
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    Old 05-20-2006, 09:40 AM   #3
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    Re: sinuses why arnt antibiotics working?

    Could you give us the name of the antibiotic? My boyfriend smokes to which I a extremely allergic an my sinuses stay in havoc. Anything would help because as we speak, I am so dizzy I can't go downstairs in my house for fear of falling - I have a cervical injury that my doc sez if I have any trauma I'm going to end up in a wheel thanks to be rear-ended in auto accidents twice in 4 years, which I believe contributes to my sinuses not working due to pinched nerves, etc.

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    Old 05-20-2006, 03:32 PM   #4
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    Hi Deborah,
    Itís AUGMENTIN XR TAB SR 12HR. The name brand NOT the generic. The generic doesnít work and I have to take more for a longer period of time. And itís very expensive, $125.30, so be prepared. I have insurance and I still have to pay this and get reimbursed. And I get a yeast infection every time I take Augmentin! So I get a prescription for 2 generic Diflucan, using the first one 2 days after I take the last antibiotic and the second one 1 week later.
    You may want to wash your sinuses out with Alkalol. It helps loosen mucus.
    Your boyfriend really needs to smoke outside and not around you. I hope he will consider your health. I hope you feel well soon.
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    Old 05-20-2006, 08:08 PM   #5
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    Re: sinuses why arnt antibiotics working?

    Do you take aspirin? If so, that can cause sinus pain and problems that can mimic an infection. It, or other factors can also cause nasal polyps and that is what may be causing your problem. You may also have a deep infection and need a different, stronger antibiotic and/or some prednisone.

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    Old 05-20-2006, 11:04 PM   #6
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    Lightbulb Re: sinuses why arnt antibiotics working?

    I read an article that was published in 1999 about tests that were done at the Mayo clinic -- tested 226 people with chronic sinusitis--- 96% had various fungus infections. The average was like each had 2.7 different fungii--- 46 diferent fungi were detected.

    The result was a landmark study--- that most chronic sinus problems are not cured by antibiotics.

    I will see if I can find the article -- and post it.

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    Old 05-21-2006, 02:46 AM   #7
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    Re: sinuses why arnt antibiotics working?

    Hi, I've been having very similar problems after a car accident last September and have tried loads of antibiotics, had MRI scans etc and am still having more tests done now. One thing I have discovered recently is that pressing various acupressure points on your face can really help relieve the pain and pressure. It's free and so easy to do it's ridiculous - either buy a book or look it up on the web. I used to get a bit panicky about not being able to get any relief from it but definitely helps.

    Good luck!
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    Old 05-23-2006, 03:43 PM   #8
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    Re: sinuses why arnt antibiotics working?

    I agree with Harry.
    Since December I suffered from sinusitis and fever, till end of April. I had all kinds of tests and tons of medication, until they determined I must go see a shrink because it must be depression causing it. I did mention to the Dr. and the nose specialist that I had numerous yeast infections and toe nail fungus in the past year, but they assured me that I did not have Candida.
    I did quit all the pills that I was perscribed, since they were giving me terrible side effects, and decided to treat myself for Candida. It's been now 1 month, and I am my old self again, I am taking Chlorella, Spirulina and Candi Clear, and following a strict Candida diet. I am not saying that you also must be suffering from candida, but it doesn't hurt to investigate it.
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    Old 05-23-2006, 04:12 PM   #9
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    Re: sinuses why arnt antibiotics working?

    Many many years ago, I had a sinus infection (sinuses in the facial area) that didn't clear up, after different antiobiotics and having them drained. My nose wasn't blocked either. I had to have surgery - it was called a caldwell luc procedure. This all happened during a root canal - my ex-dentist punctured my sinuses. I really should have sued him, but I didn't.

     
    Old 05-24-2006, 07:05 AM   #10
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    Re: sinuses why arnt antibiotics working?

    vicster: Do you just have the face pain? do you have any other symptoms? is the pain exactly over the sinuses. I have have done those acupressure points and they did help but only for a limmited time. I have also read though that sinisitis will not be effected by doing acupressure points-and if it helps it might be something else. Has your scans etc shown anything up in your sinuses? Im from the UK as well, how long does it take on the NHS to get all these scans etc?

    It seems like pain in your sinuses can be refered from lots of different things. its finding the thing! the last course of antibiotics have helped abit which leads me to think there is bacteria in there, but ive finished it now 7 days. just wondering whether i should get a few more days coz these ones have helped the most? but i dont want to do this becuase ive been on 4 in the last 2+1/2 months now due to this face pain and i know there not good for ur imune system- espically after reading about candida, i got scared!

    BioAdoptMom3: NO i dont take asprin. do nasal polyps cause pain in one area or all over the sinuses? coz the pain is all over the sinuses. If i have a deep infection, the last antibiotics which were stronger that may be why they have helped abit. Would sinus surgery help that?

    Alicap: what symtpoms did you have with candida? i have read up on the symptoms, the only ones i have are mild allergies (abit of hayfever-which have had for 3 years) and sinus pain. thats the problem i cant attribute the pain to anything else becuase (luckly) i dont have many other symptoms, apart from abit of heart burn (recently).

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    I agree with stress causes problems, but i think they blame psychology on to many things these days!

    arlmon18: what surgery did you have, did it sort the problem out? did you just have the facial pain as well or did you have nasal symptoms?

    sorry for all the questions thanks

     
    Old 05-24-2006, 07:17 AM   #11
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    Re: sinuses why arnt antibiotics working?

    Hi Sazy101

    My symptoms were mainly sinus pain and blockage, headache, feverish and lack of energy. According to my partner, at nights I was choaking, sitting up in bed to breath, although I never remembered the next day. I do agree that these symptoms can be caused by depression but in my case it was not the fact. Anti-biotics didn't do anything, on the contrary it aggrevates the Candida. Hope you will find the cause of your problem soon
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    Old 06-10-2006, 09:11 PM   #12
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    Re: sinuses why arnt antibiotics working?

    Hi Sazy

    I usually post on the thyroid board, but I am dealing with a potential yeast problem myself--never had a problem until I hit 47 years old and had an awful one in the buttock and private area about 2 1/2 years ago--was so horrible I was literally climbing the walls and ended up on Diflucan for 10 days!! When I say bad, it was BAD!!!! In regard to sinus problems, I still have them from time to time and it was before I had my teeth out that from an xray that the dentist found the roots of my teeth were hitting my sinuses. Have you had dental problems that compound the problem of sinuses? I also find even now that good old fashioned steam, Ayr gel, or saline solution helps quite a bit. I had my wisdom teeth out at age 45(never bothered me until then) and once I began to correct the dental problem, the sinus problem lessened. Outside of an earache, there is nothing (at least to me) as bad as a sinus migraine headache or a toothache. I sincerely hope that you feel better soon! Barbara

     
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