Keah, I have chronic sinusitis and have been to a specialist. He told me it was an occupational hazard, because I work in the education system, and am often in close contact with little ones who have colds etc.
I often have to take antibiotics, strong ones for a 6 week period to try and get rid of it. The pain behind my eyes makes it hard to read, concentrate or do my job which involves reading statistics to analyze standardized test results. I am presently on disability for other reasons. However, even when I am at home and not near the children I still get the chronic sinusitis.
I am wondering about
mold in my home, because we have had several floods in the basement until I got the weeping tiles redone. This house is sixty years old. I also think I may have had some bad insulation sprayed in the attic. I am not sure. My first husband was a journeyman carpenter and in the late eighties he applied for some government program, an incentive program, to get the attic insulated. I do not know what it was, just remember these big trucks blowing some kind of insulation in. Shortly after the attic insulation my first husband was killed in an accident.
I remarried 5 years ago. However it took my new husband almost two years to get his Canadian work permit. Then I took ill in September of 2004 and had to go without any salary for 3 months before disability started. I had been ill for quite awhile, but I was able to still work until this year. Needless to say, I just can not afford to have a mold inspection or attic inspection. I also can not afford to move. I have been using saline solutions, secaris gel and minimal use of sinus and allergy tabs in between antibiotics. I am diabetic with high blood pressure and I find the tablets really dry out my sinuses.
I am due to go on Humira this week and am worried about
the sinus problem. I would appreciate any info you could give me on how you got rid of these debilitating sinus problems. Sorry this post was so long. judy
Post Edited (effie) : 6/14/2005 3:40:54 AM (GMT-6)