Upper sinus infection--related to GERD?

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capistrano
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   Posted 9/24/2006 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
eyes  I have just been diagnosed with an infection in the ethmoid and
sphenoid (upper) sinuses.  I have had acid reflux  for about a year; it developed following throat surgery for sleep apnea, which was then followed by inhalation pneumonia and a panic attack.  Since then I have had chronic nausea, lack of appetite, dry and sour mouth, coated tongue.  I've seen both a GI doc and ENT, and no one seems to be able to figure out if this is a GI, ENT or stress issue. I guess they are all related. I"m wondering if a lot of you on this forum have similar GI/sinus symptoms, especially the nausea and lack of appetite.  The ENT put me on a heavy-duty antibiotic for the sinus infection, which I'm worried will create more havoc in my GI tract.  Thanks!

wknight
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   Posted 9/24/2006 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had sinus infections caused by the acid reflux, but now that I take a daily dosage of the PPI they have gone away. I haven't had nausea or lack of appetite, but use to regularly wakeup with quite a upset stomach. My doctor gave me something for this and it helped. But now I have the reflux under control the problem has gone away.

What I have found is that once something triggers the reflux off, it can take a while before everything settles down. These days I try to fix it immediately so as not to prolong the discomfort.

Joan M
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   Posted 9/26/2006 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I know I have a lot of sinus infections. I have allergies/asthma and all that good stuff....what I don't know is where my sore throat, hoarseness and all that is coming from. Is it dripping down from sinus or is it coming up from reflux. I have a good appetite, no nausea.

Hope we all feel better soon.

MVanessa
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   Posted 9/26/2006 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
wknight..can I ask what medication for reflux stopped your sinus infections?  I constantly feel llike I have a sinus infection, and will be starting on prevacid.  I have coated tongue, headaches, sore throat, drainage, congestion, stomach aches.
 
Monika

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   Posted 10/1/2006 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
i got several sinus unfections from gerd backing up into my throat at night and into my lungs and up my nose so yes it is a cause of that....taking AX  knoicks it out but then gives me problems with my bowmels which casues me more problems with my stomach, so i can onlytake zantac and i try not to eat 6 hours before bedtime

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Joan M
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   Posted 10/1/2006 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
yes, being slim and not eating at night are very good for GERD. I am starting to sip at the old caffeine though. I did lose about twenty pounds and hope to be down another twenty by spring.'

just keep trying, I guess.

MVanessa
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   Posted 10/22/2006 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I have severe constant infections..I have been on prevacid a month, and it hasn't done a thing.  I dont' know what to do anymore.
 
Monika

pushinupthedaisies
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   Posted 3/18/2008 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
i used to suffer from chronic sinusitis too, but the drugs like nexium and prevacid, and staying away from trigger foods helped get rid of it.

sheryl=jk
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   Posted 3/18/2008 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Im on Protinix for acid reflux and the GERDS, Reglan for gastroparesis(slow emptying of stomach)for the vomiting.
And erothomyicin a low dose anti biotic also for the Gastroparesis.  Does any one else here have the problem of a slow empting stomach, if so what do you do, or not do.
Oh since Ive sorta got the vomiting under control, I havent had to much trouble with the sinuses, Every now and then I will have some drainage and will a hourse throat, but that could be allergies, it is that time of year again eyes .
Good luck Capistrano I hope you get some releif soon..... smurf
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pushinupthedaisies
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   Posted 3/20/2008 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   
i used to suffer from sinus infections all the time.  antibiotics would work and then they'd come back.  once i started taking PPIs the sinus infections went away.  i get one once in a long while but that's it. 

sheryl=jk
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   Posted 3/20/2008 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone here suffer Gastroparesis along with the sinus problems? confused
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Im marrried w/2 children, one with mild autism and Bipolar, she takes Abilify, Buspar, Celexa
MY son is bipolarw/migraines, he takes Risperdal,Topamax,150mg Zantac-acid reflux, Metformin- weight loss.
....God Bless...and have a Great Day!!...


annalisa
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   Posted 11/30/2008 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
    • Sheryl.
  • confused  I also have Gastroparesis and sinus infestion, I also wonder if this is because of gastroparesis, I will ask my GI Dr, if this can be caused by GP, have you asked you GI Dr about this? 

Post Edited (annalisa) : 11/30/2008 8:11:38 AM (GMT-7)


sheryl=jk
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   Posted 11/30/2008 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
annalisa, no i havent asked my gi about it, should have though. Right now i have no insurance, my husband got laid off a couple weeks ago after working for the same company for 15 years. i have a sinus and chest infection right now and with thanksgiving just being over the gastroparesis is acting up , it was under control for a long time with reglan, erothymyicni, and protinx, but now not being on the eroythomicin it getting worse agian. fortunately the reglan s very  cheap i was able to get it, will have to wait til i get some money to get the erothmyicin filled again. but it is quite coincendental to have the gastroparesis acting up when i have the respitory infection, i think maybe the sinuses draining down my throat to my stomach??? dont know, let me know what doc thinks.  I hope you had a Great Thanksgiving, take care....
 
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annalisa
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   Posted 11/30/2008 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Sheryl,
per my Pulmy spec GERD can cause sinus infestion and start Asthma, I'm having a sinus infestion on vantin, they I have appt with my ENT on Wednesday to cult sinus what is causes the recurrent infestion, I'm sorry to heard that your husband was layed off, hopefully he be called back soon. I know that stress can make gastroparesis worst,

Take care,
Eva

annalisa
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   Posted 11/30/2008 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Sheryl,
per my Pulmy spec GERD can cause sinus infestion and start Asthma, I'm having a sinus infestion on vantin, they I have appt with my ENT on Wednesday to cult sinus what is causes the recurrent infestion, I'm sorry to heard that your husband was layed off, hopefully he be called back soon. I know that stress can make gastroparesis worst,

Take care,
Eva

sheryl=jk
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   Posted 12/1/2008 4:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Eva. I hope your infection clears up soon . As soon as I can i will try to fill my erothmyicn one it helped the gastroparesis and two it might help infections too. take care..
 
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helenbarb
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   Posted 1/16/2012 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
All of this is new to me. I notice on the posting many of you mention your sinus infection come from your reflux problems. Neither one of my doctors have connect the two problems. So now I am wondering if I should mention this to both of them and see if they can do something different that will help. I have been spitting and gagging up green and yellow mucos or phlegm every since I can remember as a child and I am now 61 years old. I am taking antibiotics right now because i believe i have sinus infection, which does not seem to be breaking up the phlegm stuck in my throat. (it has been 3 days) I had surgery to open my sinuses to allow proper drainage that is not working. I do the netty pot almost everyday after the surgery and it is not working. I have a strong sinus smell that makes people back away or hold their nose sneakingly. I talk to both my primary doctor and my ENT doctor and they have no answers. What do I do?

nancy411
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   Posted 9/1/2012 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been suffering from sinus problems for over 25 yrs--I finally saw an EMT for it & he put me
on Ranitidine (Zantac) it has been like a miracle for me---I take it before dinner & all the sinus
problems are completely gone---I used to wake up so drugged feeling & always slept--no more--
I feel normal now---who knew--I thought Zantac was used for ulcers-Gerd-etc.-----

bridgette6
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   Posted 9/2/2012 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 65 and so happy to see I'm not alone in this! I too thought I was dying.In the last year I've had several major sinus infections and in the last few months horrible acid reflux has been added. Bio-identical hormones seem to help the reflux, but you have to know when to let up on them or it reverses. I'm glad to hear the sinus infctions are connected too. I have an appointment with my gastro in less than 2 weeks. Going to push this. I mentioned the hormone connection to the reflux last time. She said she believes there is a connection, but not enough research. Drs. have had me double up on omeprazole and said to use Zantac too, but I think that was all too much and really made it so much worse. I was better after stopping all, but after a couple of weeks, it started all over again. I've kept track of symptoms for the last 3 years and it's all on a cycle. Symptoms seem to come about the same time every month. That's why I decided it WAS hormonal.

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   Posted 9/2/2012 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
http://doctorstevenpark.com/index.php?s=pepsin

I found this article very interesting and may be of some help? I learned a lot from it. Thanks to JPT for this info. Bumper.
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