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Sinus Problems board


Sinus surgery was my saving grace too. For me, I felt like a million bucks afterward, but to this day, I still have to continue my allergy meds and my shots. But I was a wreck before surgery.

Irrigation before surgery always cleared my nose, but not my head KWIM? Irrigation has been much more effective since surgery.

I'm so impressed your doctor gave you Xolair. I've heard nothing but great things about it for allergies. Unfortunately it is only approved for severe asthmatics. I really pray they someday approve it for severe allergies. There is research showing normal allergy shots are more effective when given with Xolair.
[QUOTE=sneezydiva;2792161]Sinus surgery was my saving grace too. For me, I felt like a million bucks afterward, but to this day, I still have to continue my allergy meds and my shots. But I was a wreck before surgery.

Irrigation before surgery always cleared my nose, but not my head KWIM? Irrigation has been much more effective since surgery.

I'm so impressed your doctor gave you Xolair. I've heard nothing but great things about it for allergies. Unfortunately it is only approved for severe asthmatics. I really pray they someday approve it for severe allergies. There is research showing normal allergy shots are more effective when given with Xolair.

Thanks for that info Sneezy!

It was a pulmonary specialist who put me onto the Xolair to treat my sports induced asthma. Apparently, my asthma was caused by allergies. It helped with the the asthma (Mountain Biking is my life, and I live in Colorado, so I need all the help I can get with that one! :D ). As I said, it also helped my sinuses, but I still got pain every now and then.

Having to self inject it every month took a bit of getting used too. Anyway, I'm going to appeal my health care providers decision on the Xolair FWIW. Fingers crossed on that one...