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cmarie171
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   Posted 9/1/2016 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been having sinus pressure, pressure around my eyes, and around my ears. I sometimes have a stuffy nose. I was wondering if allergies cause all of this? I'm doing the allergy skin testing next week to see if I'm allergic to something. I've had this for about a year now and has gotten progressively worse.. I've gotten extremely light headed and weak and almost fainted.. Has anyones allergies caused this? On top of it all I have esophagitis cry

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syllabub
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   Posted 9/2/2016 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like sinusitis, which can be caused by allergies. Look it up to see what symptoms correlate. Good luck on the testing!

cmarie171
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   Posted 9/2/2016 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you :)

syllabub said...
Sounds like sinusitis, which can be caused by allergies. Look it up to see what symptoms correlate. Good luck on the testing!

Alcie
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   Posted 9/2/2016 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Allergies can cause a lot of this especially the esophagitis. All the sinus drainage into the esophagus can be quite irritating. The weakness and light headedness are a concern that should be addressed by your doctor though.

I get allergy injections which help, but my allergist also put me on Singulair, which helps even more.

The sinus pain cold be just allergies or it could be a sinus infection, among other things. You might try a sinus wash. Look in the archives (search box at the top of the page) for lots of threads on that. I've even had good luck with getting rid of chronic infections with a regular use of my saline wash, when antibiotics just didn't do a good enough job. There is only minimal blood flow to the sinuses, so antibiotics just don't get there very well. One ENT told me only the sulfa drugs work well there. But I don't tolerate sulfites.

cmarie171
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   Posted 9/2/2016 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been to several doctors about the dizziness and light headedness. Haven't found anything yet... They have checked for a sinus infection too. The head pressure dizziness and being light headed is getting pretty upsetting since no one can figure out what it is..

Alcie said...
Allergies can cause a lot of this especially the esophagitis. All the sinus drainage into the esophagus can be quite irritating. The weakness and light headedness are a concern that should be addressed by your doctor though.

I get allergy injections which help, but my allergist also put me on Singulair, which helps even more.

The sinus pain cold be just allergies or it could be a sinus infection, among other things. You might try a sinus wash. Look in the archives (search box at the top of the page) for lots of threads on that. I've even had good luck with getting rid of chronic infections with a regular use of my saline wash, when antibiotics just didn't do a good enough job. There is only minimal blood flow to the sinuses, so antibiotics just don't get there very well. One ENT told me only the sulfa drugs work well there. But I don't tolerate sulfites.

Alcie
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   Posted 9/3/2016 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a chronic sinus infection that lasted years. The ENT had me take antibiotics a few times, which cured the symptoms, but the y came back a week or so later. He even did sinus surgery to open the passages. The infections didn't go away. Then he said I didn't have an infection and sent me to a neurologist who had me get a CT scan which clearly showed a full sinus, so more antibiotics. And it came back and back and back.

I finally gave up and started doing sinus washes. I read about sinus plaques - infection covered with gunk that didn't clear easily. My allergist had me try her formula for making a rinse with an antibiotic. It didn't work. I had to try to dissolve a thing that was very waxy in my bottle. It didn't dissolve enough to get anything into the sinuses. As I said before, it's hard to get anything into the sinuses because blood flow is minimal. The normal passages or drainage outlets are tiny too. By the way, the sinuses in the middle, by the cheek bones, open upward. You have to tip your head upside down for them to drain.

I had a surgery that had me on IV antibiotics which got rid of the infection for a while, but it came back after a few weeks. I just kept up with twice a day washes and eventually the sinuses cleared.

I haven't had a bad infection in a couple of years now, but I do the washes when I get congested. I don't want to get a plaque buildup settled in again.

I think, my opinion only, that doctors get tired of not being able to cure us quickly. Medicine is not perfect and doctors are human. The patient has to think and participate in the cure too.

I recommend looking up terms like sinus plaque and see if there are any new treatments which you might suggest, gently, to your doctor(s). If one doctor gets tired of you coming back and back and back, go to another one as I did. If an ENT cant fix you try an allergist.

cmarie171
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   Posted 9/3/2016 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I had an MRI done and they said it didn't show any kind of infection or anything. I have taken antibiotics twice now and it's done nothing. I have done so much research too. That's why I'm going in for allergy testing. To see if that's why Im up every morning with head pressure and dizziness, since that's how it starts every day. I will look up sinus plaque tho, haven't heard if that yet, thanks. Hoping for some kind of relief soon...

Alcie said...
I had a chronic sinus infection that lasted years. The ENT had me take antibiotics a few times, which cured the symptoms, but the y came back a week or so later. He even did sinus surgery to open the passages. The infections didn't go away. Then he said I didn't have an infection and sent me to a neurologist who had me get a CT scan which clearly showed a full sinus, so more antibiotics. And it came back.

I finally gave up and started doing sinus washes. I read about sinus plaques - infection covered with gunk that didn't clear easily. My allergist had me try her formula for making a rinse with an antibiotic. It didn't work. I had to try to dissolve a thing that was very waxy in my bottle. It didn't dissolve enough to get anything into the sinuses. As I said before, it's hard to get anything into the sinuses because blood flow is minimal. The normal passages or drainage outlets are tiny too. By the way, the sinuses in the middle, by the cheek bones, open upward. You have to tip your head upside down for them to drain.

I had a surgery that had me on IV antibiotics which got rid of the infection for a while, but it came back after a few weeks. I just kept up with twice a day washes and eventually the sinuses cleared.

I haven't had a bad infection in a couple of years now, but I do the washes when I get congested. I don't want to get a plaque buildup settled in again.

I think, my opinion only, that doctors get tired of not being able to cure us quickly. Medicine is not perfect and doctors are human. The patient has to think and participate in the cure too.

I recommend looking up terms like sinus plaque and see if there are any new treatments which you might suggest, gently, to your doctor(s). If one doctor gets tired of you coming back and back and back, go to another one as I did. If an ENT cant fix you try an allergist.

eat2bwell
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   Posted 9/8/2016 7:34 AM (GMT -6)   
All disease starts in the gut. You might consider taking a probiotic are eating foods containing the probiotics. Give up the dairy. Dairy is known to cause sinus problems.

http://bembu.com/5-ways-your-gut-affects-health

cmarie171
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   Posted 9/8/2016 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I will definitely try that! Thank you

eat2bwell said...
All disease starts in the gut. You might consider taking a probiotic are eating foods containing the probiotics. Give up the dairy. Dairy is known to cause sinus problems.

http://bembu.com/5-ways-your-gut-affects-health
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