I think the Flonase just doesn't get far enough in and doesn't work long enough. The ENT had me try Prednisone 20 mg last year, but that gave me a gosh awful headache on top of the one I already had.
Antibiotics Tried, Didn’t Work, for Sinus Infection: Amoxicillin, Bactrim, clindamycin All seemed to help briefly - maybe 3 days.
Medical Conditions: Heart attack 2006 – LAD stent; Circumflex stent 2007;
Post Polio – weak swallowing, cough reflex
Breast IDC 1.1cm 2009 lumpectomy
Diverticulosis; abscess 2010
Vasovagal syncope when supine
Food, medicine allergies, intolerances, especially sulfites
Spinal arthritis, kyphosis, scoliosis, lordosis,
Degenerating disks, spondylosis, arthropathy
Extraforaminal protrusions, annular tears
Radiculopathy L5, S1, herniated disc L3-L4
Cervical foraminal narrowing
Left ankle pronates (orthotics)
Cataracts, macular drusen
Slipping ribs, deviated nasal septum, headaches, sinus infections
Knee arthroscopy torn left knee cartilage 2010
Toupet fundoplication 2009 → vegetable intolerance and vitamin K deficiency
Trigger fingers – surgery 2010
Right shoulder bursitis, tendonitis
I also take a few vitamins, a little fiber.
All I tolerate for pain is tramadol, and not that much either - 50mg TID, 100mg ER at night. I get serotonin syndrome if I take too much or most anything with it. I take Ambien at night. I took a Vicodin, which I never take except after surgery (different type of pain) last night because the pain was so bad the Ambien wasn't enough. I have a whole page of med intolerances, in small print, that I've recorded over the last 4 years.
I'm sulfite intolerant, but seem to be able to handle Bactrim OK.
I just got an appointment with a neurologist for next month, have to get the CT scans (showing open sinus drainage from a year and two years ago) faxed to him. They do show swelling! I've put up with the pain for 2 years, so another month isn't bad. I'm positive the headaches are related to the wreck. I had a broken nose, deviated septum, cut over eyebrow, lots of bruising - all from airbag! The seatbelt did a lot of damage too, but I can only take care of one pain at a time. Monday was spin injection day again, after not having them for a year.