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Posted By : henessy - 2/6/2015 8:11 PM
Been having sinus inflammation, and cogestion been on to different antibiotic
z pack , and now on argumentin 875. Its been 6 week and no relieve, using flonase
saline raises, alegra d, chage to caritin d, when to allergist and was told just not to
use the allerga d or the claratin d, just the flonase and the argumentin 875. But im
on the 7th day and still feel the same, get relief for the saline raise and the flonase
but only temporary, so I use the flonase one in each nostril, and save the second dose for bed time with a I use tbe c saline spray first then wait 15 minute and use
the flonase, but I've been doing this for 6 weeks and still dont feel better, systems
light headed, weak, stuffy nose, had pain in the back of my lower right ear by jaw but is gone now, saw EMT and and the said sinus infection,
examine me with a scope camera and took picture of my nasal carvery. Have and appointment to see both doctor on Thursday, today I had to use my asthma emergency inhaler cause I felt like I was having difficulty breathing. From inflammation. Don't know what to do have none of the system that a person with sinusitis would have no fever, no pain in the forehead or the cheeks or the headache pressure.
Just weak. Nasal inflammation, and slightly congested, and slight presure
that relieve itself when I rasie with the saline. I'm just worried cause I haven't been able to get better with two courses of antibiotics. Has anyone experience this before, and if they did how the they resolve this problem that making me feel unable to function, please help.

Posted By : super20dan - 2/11/2015 8:12 PM
i am this bad most of the time. problem is antibiotics loose there punch with frequent infections. switch meds often and dont use the same one each time. try suprax -its a new antibiotic for sinusitis. get a sinus irragator and flush your nose out every day using saline/backing soda mix. this helps a lot. my irragator is made by waterpic. its cheap and batt operated. you can buy expencive ones but they break after a while. clortimatron (older antihistime) gives good relief of symtoms. its sadating so pm use is best

Posted By : Alcie - 2/12/2015 11:07 AM
I'm just clearing up my latest sinus infection. This time I've had really bad dizziness also. I have chronic infections, worse after sinus surgery.

I've taken 3 ANTIBIOTICS over a month. Doxycycline worked this time, but I could only take it for a few days before getting severe stomach problems. If you take that, eat a significant meal with it. One ENT told me nothing but sulfa drugs will get to the sinuses because there is such poor blood flow there. I haven't tried Suprax - thanks for the suggestion, SDan.

I use a saline SINUS WASH (with baking soda, of course) at least twice a day when an infection is bad. I like my Neil Med because it holds enough to do the job, and it's cheap and works with just a squeeze. I sterilize by running it through the dishwasher or rinsing with straight bleach.
NEVER USE TAP WATER!!! There have been reports of brain-eating ameba in tap water as far north as Wisconsin. (From my reading as a water treatment plant operator.) I only use distilled water.

I have a bunch of nasal sprays and INHALERS, samples from my allergist. Alvesco, Asmanex, and Atrovent helped with breathing (when the bug got into my lungs). Flonase and a couple of others did nothing.

DIZZINESS is a big problem with sinus infections. This time I've got it bad! OTC meclizine (Bonine, Antivert) works pretty well. It's also available as prescription. I'm taking the lower dose, 12.5 mg twice a day, which helps, but am going to ask about the 25 mg dose.

Posted By : lymedisease1 - 2/12/2015 2:35 PM
Have you been checked for deviated septum, thats a very common cause of chronic sinusitis.

Posted By : henessy - 2/17/2015 2:47 AM
Hi everyone, and thank you for all the well advice, when back and the EMT put
Me on z pack again for 5 days Thursday will finish, felt a little relief for a while, after raiseing with the neli saline solution, got the bottle squeeze one
I read that you could clean it with tap water and 2 drop of soap and the finish
The last raise with distilled water and then shack the exsist water and put in the microwave for 120 second, and this would sterilize the nozzel and bottle.
Hope I'm doing it correct, god know I don't want to contamamiated myself
With a deadly bacteria. Let me know if this way is o.k. too. Will be see the on Thursday too. He talking about sending to get a sinus ct scan if I not better,
What to how much baking soda do I put in the neli bottle. And which antibiotics are consider supra. Oh they also gave a nasal spray call azlastine
Which with the nasonex and the 0.5 mg at of klonopin for anxiety make me
Wake up feeling really angry, this was so strange I don't think this three med could be taking together, I check and no interaction but a bit more sleep because of the klonopin. So stop after 2 days. It did really open my nasal passages but it was just temporarily like everything else, i going to talk to the doctor the about trying the supra antibiotic to see what he said. Pray I get better soon tried of being dizzy all the time.

Post Edited (henessy) : 2/17/2015 1:51:06 AM (GMT-7)


Posted By : super20dan - 2/17/2015 7:59 PM
once in a while the sulfa based antibiotics will work but usually not for me . dr is right about the blood flow to the sinius. this is why infections here are so hard to treat. mix baking soda 50/% with salt to make your own flush solution. the baking soda is supposed to cut down on salt irritation to sinus membrains. you dont have to use it. it just helps cut irritation. the ready made store bought packets you buy have it in there so it must help. the new antibiotic is surpax it in the same family as keflex and ceclor

Posted By : henessy - 2/18/2015 1:50 AM
Thank you I really appreciated your help. Going to talk to the doctor thurdays
and ask about trying the surpax...

Posted By : Alcie - 2/19/2015 5:55 PM
Easiest way to clean wash bottles and netti pots is to use straight bleach and rinse or just put them in the dishwasher.

Use only distilled water! My allergist's recipe is 1/2 teaspoon of salt and a small pinch of baking soda for 8 ounces water (750 ml) (the larger bottles).

Don't use any antibiotics in the bottles unless your doctor prescribes them. I was given one type once, but it didn't work and left a bunch of residue in my bottle, which I had to discard.

I like the squeeze bottles best because you can get a little pressure out of them. (Don't overdo!) Netti only works on gravity.

Posted By : henessy - 2/22/2015 2:00 AM
Well when to the ENT AND WAS SEND TO GET A CT SCAN OF MY SINUSES, AND SAID SHE WAS NOT GIVING ME ANYMORE ANTIBIOTICS, CAUSE I HAD BEEN ON THREE IN 7 WEEKS
BUT STILL FELT VERY DIZZY AND DECIDE TO SEE MY PULMUNARY DOCTOR, TO SEE IN THE SINUS INFECTION HAD SPREAD TO MY LUNG, HE SAID THAT THE TEST SHOW SEVERE
INFLAMMATION IN MY BRONCOS SO PRICRIBE 20 MG OF PREDNISONE FOR 5 DAY AND STOP. HE SAID HE WOULDN'T
PRESCRIBE ANTIBIOTICS EITHER, BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT I HAVE BEEN ON A 3 COURSE ALREADY. AND MY PHELM
WAS CLEAR AND SOME WHITE, HE SAID MY DIZZINESS WAS FROM INFLAMMATION IN BRONCO PASSAGES AND NASAL.
HE TOLD TO USE MY PROVENTOL INHALER AND THE NASONEX AND THAT WOULD REDUCE THE INFLAMMATION AND HELP THE NASAL CAVERTIES DRAIN. ON MY 2 DOSE AND NOTHING SLIGHT HEADACHE AND EAR PAIN WITH DIDNT HAVE STILL HAVE THE PERSURE IN MY HEAD. I PRAY THAT TAKING THESE STERIODS WONT WEAKEN MY IMMUNE SYSTEM AND MAKE WORST CAUSE FOR BRONCITIS THERE USALLY ANTIBIOTICS PROTOCOL. TALK TO HIM TELL I WAS BLUE IN REFERENCE TO THIS AND HE KEEP INSITINGS THAT IT WOULD BE O.K. I ALSO EXPLAIN about MY FEAR OF TAKING THIS PREDNISONE WITH OUT WEENING ME, AND AGAIN HE SAID THAT 5 DAYS OF PREDNISONE IS TO SHORT OF COURSE TO CAUSE SIDE AFFECT OR WITHDRAWS. BUT IM SO DESPERATE, THAT IM GOING TO TRUST THAT THIS IS TRUE, JUST WAS TO FEEL BETTER, AND ON TOP I CONCERN THAT THE ANTIBIOTICS MIGHT HAVE MESS MY STAMACK UP BROUGHT SOME PROBIOTIC TO SEE IF I COULD BALANCE MY DIGESTIVE SYSTEM BACK TO NORMAL, THEY SAY IS BEST TO TAKE THEN FRIST THING IN THE MORING. HOPE THEY DONT
GET ME GAS PAIN CAUSE THEY SAID THAT WHILE IS FIGHTING THE BAD BACTRIA MIGHT FEEL A LITTLE FUNNY. WHAT DO YOU THINK IS IT O, K, TO TAKE 20 MG OF PERDNISONE WITHOUT WEENING, scare of all the side affect they say might happen it you stop without weening. Or just taking this med

Post Edited (henessy) : 2/22/2015 1:04:31 AM (GMT-7)


Posted By : super20dan - 2/23/2015 7:54 PM
i have been tru this EXACT scene and recently as well. 3 corses of antibiotics and still sick. the dr is 100% corrct in his advice here . the predisone is what you need and it will get you over this. i have done the 4 day of 20 mgs and stop with no problems -other than some possiable insomnia -depending how you react to predesnone. take the pred early am and by nite you might have wound down enough to sleep. if you have trouble sleeping take an otc sleep aid like bynadral.

Posted By : henessy - 2/23/2015 10:40 PM
Thanks I'm decide after 3 day of 20mg prednisone, today started to taper to15mg then 10mg then 5mg feel alot more comfortable doing it way. I suffer from anxiety and I know if I start to feel any gearys, its going to make my anxiety worst
My only side affect was my face a little flush and only sleeping 4 to 5 hour a day. How long did it take you to feel better, where you dizzy too.

Post Edited (henessy) : 2/23/2015 9:44:24 PM (GMT-7)


Posted By : henessy - 2/23/2015 10:42 PM
Pray that all I get from this once I stop.

Posted By : super20dan - 2/24/2015 4:46 PM
the pred gives me anxiety too. as for felling better it was right after the pred course was done-i felt much better. i dont blame you for not going 5 full days at 20 meg-its tough to handle. 3 full days should be enough to be enough time to see improvement anyway

Posted By : henessy - 2/24/2015 9:22 PM
I've notice some coughing don't know if I'm getting worst or the inflammation in my chest when down and now I'm coughing up phelm Having be able to drain my sinus
still get so what dizzy, but when I use my nasonex. It alleviates my dizziness, and help me breath though my nose
temporarily, I starting doing treatments with my nubalizer
2 a day, not because I heard myself wheezing but the doctor said I had bronchitis too. Well the infection spread to my
broncos, so now that I'm taking treatment I started to cough
up a little bit of phelm. I really dont feel much of a difference, I when to do the ct scan and it should be at the doctor by tomorrow, and let see what the result. Never been this sick for so long, I hope I get better I really wouldn't want to take anymore antibiotics. I steam, I saline raise. Put warm pack on my sinus drink claritin D to loosen the muscus or phelm
drink plenty of warm tea with honey and lemon, taking 1000.mg of vatimin c getting plenty of rest eating right avoiding sweet, rubbing vicks on my neck to inhale the vipors, doing the probotics early in the moring in case is coming from my disgested system. drinking my anxiety meds instead of once a day twice aday. Just in case is anxiety related, at my end already dont know what esle to do, on less once i clear the phelm from my chest. I'll feel better but the fact is that I dont hear or feel phelm there,
but as I started to cough one day ago I've been bring up a bit of phelm. You know how when you have phlem in the chest when you breath you hear bubbles. Maybe I need more time with treatment since I just started then 5 days ago. Thanks for listening and for all your advice I really have appreciated it. Hope this feel of being lightheaded goes away

Posted By : Joan M - 2/25/2015 9:53 AM
just found out about anti-spasm drugs for coughs. i can no longer handle codeine based medicine, no antibiotics either. am allergic to meds. did anybody check for vertigo?

Posted By : henessy - 2/25/2015 6:45 PM
When to day to get a ENG test in my ear to ckeck balance
and to find out if my vertigo is coming for my ear. What they do is try to induce a vertigo episode. By different testses. I agree to this test, cause I just wast to get well. Thank god it didn't provoke a vertigo episode, just lightheaded. So the test was negative. Is not my ears, but the
CT scan show chronic maxillary sinusitis, and in some case cause dizziness due to the inflammation near the nerve by the ear. It was seem only on the left side, but it has cause
asthma provoke by the nasal drips into my broncos, and inflammation of the sinus airway, and the study show a S shape septum. See the ENT. But my pulmonary doctor is seeing friday. Hope that between as three we came come up with some type of treatment.

Posted By : Alcie - 2/26/2015 8:39 AM
This is not meant to be a prescription or substitute for advice from a doctor: Sinus infections can cause dizziness and vertigo. I have taken OTC Bonine/ Antivert (meclizine). It doesn't last very long for me, but it relieves the worst of the dizziness. You should ask your doctor if this would be helpful for you.

Posted By : Pitty - 8/17/2017 1:08 PM
It sounds like a sinus infection to me and if the antiobitics and nasal sprays etc. they're giving you aren't working I think it's time it needs something stronger. I personally used sinusoothe when I reached a dead end with my sinus infection and I would strongly recommend you try it. It smells a bit funny but you soon get used to it and it is unlike anything I'd tried before. Maybe that's why it worked?

Posted By : BreakingTheAnxietyStigma - 8/17/2017 5:05 PM
I would also suggest comtacting a GI doctor I have this same problem and even high doses of levaquin did nothing but cause lasting side effects that have left me debilitated. For me it is finally realized that I have severe continual gerd and lpr lpr means the acid is going into my sinus and results in inflammation and malxilary thinking pressure in head jaw ears and sinus sinus head aches and horrible post nasal drip. The LPR is usually silent reflex so you just get the sinus problems. How is your breathing and lungs? Come to find out my severe lpr that was brushed off as anxiety for years has left lasting luung damage resulting in worse asthma and needing oxygen at times as well as been screened for Barrera and throat cancer. It's called aspiration and it's happens now even when I eat because of the damage to my throat. I'm inhaling food water and acid. It all started with the symptoms you describe. The other option I can think of is some times with flonase and simpler steroids you can develop a yeast sinus infection that antibiotics will just make worse. I would question your ENT about LPR silent reflux and yeast if he's not willing to explore those options get a second or even third oppion I had to go threw several doctors before we figured it out I'm finally being sent to a speciality GI center and will be having a bunch of tests and surgery on esophigus throat and nose. Be safe and don't give up!

Posted By : Hateanxiety - 8/22/2017 8:45 PM
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/04/sinus-infections-antibiotics-resistance/ I have been on 2 antibiotics myself with no success and I came across this article that may help you

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