I read your posting and just wanted to see if maybe i could help. I have been on steroids for about 2 1/2 years for an auto immune problem. I have had chronic sinus problems for about 12 years. I started a new program last week with a sinus nebulizer that i think is really helping. When you use rhinocort or flonase or any of the pump sprays you only get a split second to contact the areas that may be causing problems. I was told that my sinus problems may be vasomotor which means that i drain even if there is nothing in the air causing allergies. My doctor put me on the sinus nebulizer with a topical steroid that is the same drug thats in rhinocort as well as adding a little astelin(antihistamine). I do the treatment for about 10 or 15 minutes. I really feel like i am going to be half way normal in a couple more weeks. this nebulizer really hits the affected areas in my sinuses. My problem has mainly been in the ethnoids and sphenoids which are very hard to hit with the spray bottles. I also had sinus surgery about 6 years ago. I would really push your doctor to put you on this. It worked well for me.
Post Edited (Teri16) : 6/6/2005 6:48:42 PM (GMT-6)
Robert, I'm glad that you're back and we'll just start over on a clean slate!
I have other health problems, plus got a cold thrown in for good measure last week-so my asthma has just now started kicking in, as well! I'm waiting for the cure for that!
I really hope that you are feeling better and I am happy that you seem to have found a way to help yourself the way you have!! We are responsible for our own health as well as the Dr.'s that treat us! As you know there are so many allergy, sinus, asthma products available whether OTC, or prescribed-if one took care of any of them, there wouldn't be the market out there that there is now. Also, we do have to consider that others may not be able to take the same things we take, so that's why I try not to recommend anything, just mention as it fits, what I take.
You take care and I hope to see you soon!! Teri
PS I believe the last time Meegs posted was back in March...