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    Old 06-12-2009, 02:08 AM   #1
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    Hi all, new member. Sinusitis people, lets talk!

    Hi all,

    29 year old male from up north in Canada here. Im glad to find an active board with people talking. It's always nice to get support from others. Lets face it, many of us including myself are likely hypochondriacs and like support!

    The internet can be both good and bad. I hate searching jfor anything and then hearing the words CANCER, or something life threatening. But its also nice to hear others talking about symptoms that they share, and are dealing with!

    Anyhow, Im a Chronic Sinusitis sufferer. Im 29, have seen 3 ENT specialists, 3 normal doctors, and my verdict was out a LONG time ago.

    It started with the usual. Flonase....... Basic antibiotics..... Allergy tests

    They did very little, and at times, made me feel worse. The Flonase made my nose too crusty and constantly bleeding. As well, I found it made me more anxious then ever.

    Allergy tests revealed im allergic to many airborn molds, dusts, and pollutants. Not good where I live, its windy and dusty and all sorts of fun weeds and stuff!

    Neti Pot - I have been taught proper usage, and have used it quite a bit in the last year, but it hasnt fixed ANYTHING.

    Ive tried inhaling everything, I have tried various antibiotics , etc...

    The last ditch effort, is surgery. However, where I live, the surgery waiting list is LONG (we're talking over 1 year) so I have been patient and hope it will help things!!!

    My eyes have always suffered bad when I get sinusitis. I wake up with them being very sore and tired. As well, at my work they drive me NUTS when im staring at a computer screen with the bright overhead lighting.

    In the last month I have come across something new, and I am curious if any others have shared this. You know those floaters you see in your eye?!? In my left eye, they became much more prevalent (in previous years, my left eye always seemed more sore as well in heavy sinus days).

    Naturally, I went to an eye doctor and explained. He did a full test, pressures, etc, and came back telling me it's "just part of the aging process" I explained a lot about my sinus issues, but he never advised he saw anything of interest.

    Now I have yet to be able to chat with my ENT about this (long wait times to see him) but have any of you other sinusitis people come across this?!? My vision isnt blurry but it's like the one eye just see's these floaters much more prevelant, and they seem larger.

    Im not hitting the panic button, but I have heard that inflammation in that area can affect the optic nerve and such..

    Has anyone else here dealt with this, and ever gotten a straight answer from a professional?!?

    Thanks for any input/feedback!

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    Old 06-13-2009, 05:49 AM   #2
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    Re: Hi all, new member. Sinusitis people, lets talk!

    To me it seem like every single person that has sinus problems has anxiety too.
    I do really relate with this big time.
    When I had my first panic attack ever, I got it because I was scared I am going to die.
    Why ?
    Because I was feeling very fatigued and weak at times, i was fine and then suddenly I would just start feeling so fatigued and I started to panic, which caused horrible anxiety and ultimately depression.

    I have thought very clearly and since 2006 I have had horrible pains on the plane everytime I flew, this got me thinking that my sinuses were blocked or something of that sort, but I ignored it as I just thoght its in the plane causing me problems and didnt think of how devestating and life debilitating this can be.

    Just recently they have found Extreme Fatigue a strong indicator of sinus problems.

    Apperently my memranes are swollen.

    Now because these sinus evil symptoms and allergies as well are so strange and weird and make u feel like a zombie, it obviously makes u feel something serious is going on with us and we start to panic and get anxious.

    This is my theory on this anyway. I am heading to Kosovo(where i come from) to see every single doctor there is, do detailed tests and every single checkup there is .
    I want to find the root of this problem as its ruining my life.

    For the last month literally I have gone outside 4-5 times . Staying in bed most days, feeling depressed and what not.

    Did I mention Since I moved to norway the problems have gotten much worse.

    Keep writting

    Old 06-17-2009, 01:24 AM   #3
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    Re: Hi all, new member. Sinusitis people, lets talk!

    I certainly can relate.

    My anxiety never used to be a problem when I was younger, and now it is through the roof. I refuse to take any meds (dr prescribed me celexxa) because I know the source of my anxiety.

    I cant wait long enough for the surgery.

    My biggest fear is that I'll have it done, and it wont fix anything.

    Everything has been getting worse and worse, and this year with the new eye floater thingy, thats just driven me over the top! The last 3 weeks at work have been terrible, unable to focus, etc.

    My body just hates it's environment! Makes me wonder where it would like to be....

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