I'm glad to find this forum as I've been pretty sick lately. Usually summer is the best time for me as far as allergies. I'm allergic to dustmites, feathers, and pet dander. I'm going back to see an Allergist for testing again in the next few months, thank goodness. I don't know if I've developed a grass allergy or what but I've been suffering from sinusitis for a couple months and super bad allergies.
Right now I am on Avelox antibiotics and have been on it for 4 days but don't seem to be getting any better. It's also making me out of it, super tired and puffed up eyes. I also use Neilmed sinus rinse with a neti pot as the bottle makes fluid get stuck in my ears - very painful. I've also been steaming. I have a Revlon face steamer and it's been a godsend. It's the one thing that really gets mucus out. (sorry kinda gross).
But it seems everytime I go to work I get more and more plugged up lately. Yet, I have been in this job for 2 years and this is only recently. I work in admin and there is a lot of paper dust. I do take Reactine 20mg, use Flonase and occassionaly take benadryl. Nothing seems to help. I"m off work today as my ears are so blocked and I"m exhausted and feel dizzy.
I react really badly to perfumes and scents. We are not supposed to wear any scents at work as it is a health unit but some ppl still do and I get all plugged up and pressure in my head, short of breath and dizzy. I've complained to the boss and she's spoken to the people but still is occassionally happens.
I don't take any decongestants as they make me feel worse and the mucus just gets stuck. I have really small narrow sinus's so the least little thing creates bad pressure. At least I don't have any sinus's in my forehead - phew. But the pain and pressure in my face can be unbearable. Makes me want to smash my head into a wall.
I've bought a SinuPulse machine but it's not here yet. Anyone have any luck with this? I'm hoping it'll help me.
Is anyone else like this? I feel like I"m going to have to quit my job and I don't want to, I really like it and the people are great (except the perfume wearers, haha).