Allergy or Sinus symptoms

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   Posted 9/7/2007 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Wondering what kind of symptoms everyone has when they have allergy or sinus problems. For about two weeks now I have been battling something that is either sinus or allergy. Have had more of an on headache above my eyes, dry eyes, stuffiness, earaches, on and off sore throat, especially in the air conditioning. Constantly feel drainage running down my throat. Teeth aching also. My face is even burning along with my entire chest. Had a bad dizzy or off balance spell two nights ago and was lightheaded on and off yesterday but seem better today as far as that is concerned. Does anyone else experience dizziness when they have problems? I experience tightness in my chest at times and sometimes I think it might be bronchial but I also tighten up in my chest from worry also, not to mention when my acid acts up.

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   Posted 9/7/2007 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you seen a doctor yet to rule out a sinus infection? What about allergy tests - any performed? Have you tried any antihistamines such as otc Lotradine and if so, does it help? It sounds like you definately have something going on the may be more then allergies. Dizziness and the ear pain indicates that you have something wrong in your inner ear - possibly an ear infection, swimmers ear, or something similiar. I never get dizzy from my allergies. My allergy symptoms are mostly text book meaning, post nasal drip, sneezing, itchy/watery eyes etc. A sore throat in this instance can also be from pnd. The sinuses are trying to cleanse itself by backwashing into your throat which can cause irritation. Aching teeth can also indicate something is wrong with your sinuses. Acid reflux is notorious for causing chest pain, sore throat and pnd. Do you take anything for it?
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at wit's end
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   Posted 9/7/2007 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, Red_34, I am on protonix for acid reflux. Haven't had any allergy tests performed. Haven't been to a doctor yet. I am trying some over the counter antihistamines. Took some Alavert D-12 today and it seemed to help some but also made me sleepy. Went and bought some more this afternoon and also some ear drops for ear aches and swimmer's ear type problems.  And we just got back from a vacation at the gulf this past Saturday in which we did swim every day practically in the gulf. I think I was starting to have problems with sinus or allergies a few days before we went on our trip. I have a prescription for vistaril, which is hydroxyzine. I don't notice much help out of that.  I have post nasal drip, not much sneezing, nor itchy/watery eyes either. My eyes are always dry. Even have a prescription nasal spray. Nasonex is one and I forgot what the other one is. The other one is a dark blue bottle with a orange pump applicator. I go through this about 4 or 5 times a year. It's miserable when I have this. Try always to buy something with something in it to relieve the sinus pressure. I had been posting regularly on the anxiety forum and on the U.C. forum. Those issues have totally gone away. Obviously the vacation did wonders for that as I had no issues at all from the time we left and have none now and we have been back from the beach since last Saturday. I just need to make sure I keep myself in check and under control. Still haven't made myself go to the doctor with this mess. Ears still ache, teeth ache, and now as of last night I had a low grade fever of 99.1! Temp now is 98.8 which is about 1.2 degrees above what my norm is. My normal body temperature every time it has been checked including in the doctor's office is around 97.6! So I figure when my temp is even at what is normal for most people at 98.6 that is fever in me. As I feel bad with it. Still using the prescription nasal spray and the Loratadine 10mg and Pseudoephedrine Sulfate 240mg that is over the counter and I had to sign for it to get it.

Post Edited (at wit's end) : 9/14/2007 11:15:42 AM (GMT-6)

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