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[QUOTE=waynesworld;3190437]Thanks for the info.
I tried anti-histamine tablets for a few days last week and the congestion really cleared up. my stomach problems were still there though and these seem to be the worst symptoms along with constant fatigue. i'll try and get down the doctors this week and see if i can get an allergy test done.
My mucous is usually clear when i blow my nose, occasionally green. and i don't have any face pain.

Thanks again for your help!

I have very similar symptoms...and a question as well....When allergy season comes i am prepared with allegra and nasal rinsing but i still get sinusitis.....and once i do its awful....i finally go and get antibiotics....this year i was on 3 different antibiotics as none of them really worked well.....Amoxicilllin/Zithromax and Doxycycline........i was on them for 5 weeks.....afterwards i had stomach problems - mostly nausea.....i ate plenty of yogurt but i am wondering if the stomach problems weren't because of the antibiotics - as they may eradicate not only the bad but the good bacteria as well......this has been a pattern 3yrs running now......has anyone else been on this sort of cycle and had these effects?
[QUOTE=arihalli;3325***]I have very similar symptoms...and a question as well....When allergy season comes i am prepared with allegra and nasal rinsing but i still get sinusitis.....and once i do its awful....i finally go and get antibiotics....this year i was on 3 different antibiotics as none of them really worked well.....Amoxicilllin/Zithromax and Doxycycline........i was on them for 5 weeks.....afterwards i had stomach problems - mostly nausea.....i ate plenty of yogurt but i am wondering if the stomach problems weren't because of the antibiotics - as they may eradicate not only the bad but the good bacteria as well......this has been a pattern 3yrs running now......has anyone else been on this sort of cycle and had these effects?

arihalli, I am not a pro at this allergy thing yet because I am new to all of this as of this year. However, I do have the same symptoms as well and have since July. NW Indiana was a terrible time for allergies this year as I am told by many people and doctors. I am going to see an allergist tomorrow to see if I can pinpoint my allergies because combined with anemia I have zero energy and am running on pure caffine. My GP gave me antibiotics twice due to two bouts of bronchitis in July and in August (he believes it is due to allergies) and even though I felt slightly better I think in the long run it actually made me worse. I was having terrible stomach issues and acid reflux bad enough I could not eat and lost 12 lbs in a month. I actually have it all under control now and have for the past 2 months with the help of enzymes and probiotics. On a previous post of mine someone had mentioned that antibiotics will make me feel worse and to try probiotics and it has actually made a world of difference for me. I hope this helpful!:)
[QUOTE=suzie74;3326317]arihalli, I am not a pro at this allergy thing yet because I am new to all of this as of this year. However, I do have the same symptoms as well and have since July. NW Indiana was a terrible time for allergies this year as I am told by many people and doctors. I am going to see an allergist tomorrow to see if I can pinpoint my allergies because combined with anemia I have zero energy and am running on pure caffine. My GP gave me antibiotics twice due to two bouts of bronchitis in July and in August (he believes it is due to allergies) and even though I felt slightly better I think in the long run it actually made me worse. I was having terrible stomach issues and acid reflux bad enough I could not eat and lost 12 lbs in a month. I actually have it all under control now and have for the past 2 months with the help of enzymes and probiotics. On a previous post of mine someone had mentioned that antibiotics will make me feel worse and to try probiotics and it has actually made a world of difference for me. I hope this helpful!:)
Suzie, i am not a pro either.....but i have had the exact same thing for 3 yrs running....after 40yrs my allergies VISITED me again......i was blindsided as i didn't even KNOW what was occurring at first......after countless antibiotics i went to an allergist (who told me i am allergic to every single pollen)....the allergist said i had asthma - gave me inhaler, etc.......i started this year WELL AHEAD of the allergy season filling my body with antihistimines (allegra), nasal rinsing and was okay till mid september - and then pow....i got this sinus infection that led to the antibiotics.....the stomach/GERD/reflux problems were same as yours - i lost 13 lbs....for me i believe its caused by my allergy induced ASTHMA inflammation .....and when this occurs i just eat chicken soup/yogurt and jello - otherwise i get nausous...and even then sometimes it doesn't help........i went to an ENT guy and he said there was some NARROWING of nasal passage.....but surgery is only last resort.......it is now the end of november....the frost has killed all the mold/pollen and again i am finding relief......it will probably last till next September/Ragweed time here in upstate NY........at this point, due to cyclical nature of the s/symptoms associated with this problem I think i can conclude there is nothing i can do to end the misery of ALLERGY INDUCED SINUSITIS/ALLERGY...... i can try to alleviate the s/s by nasal rinse, antibiotics, nasocort, pulmicort inhalers - but short of locking myself into an airconditioned room for 3 months and someone shoving my meals under the door - there is nothing i can hope for but the allergies don't get worse each season.......