ok, so im going to get a little technical here.
there is a difference w/ chronic sinusitis as a immune result and sinusitis as a allergic reaction. For anyone who has also had other issues with Mucus membranes of the body (ie. nose, eyes, lungs, throat, gi, uterus/ovaries, any mucus membrane). I recommend u get a simple blood test for Selective IGA deficiency. It is a pretty common (1 in 500 people have it) immune deficiency. If you lack IGA, then you lack the ability to fight invaders in your mucus membranes.
in my 20's i was constantly sick, chest infections, strep throat, chronic sinusitis, ect. I have been plagued w/ gyn related issues from ovarian cysts, endometriosis, infertility, and all the doctors kept telling me nothing was wrong with me. my hematologist was testing me for blood cloting disorders (which i proved to have two) during our infertile years and ended up finding the immune def. It completely explained everything that had been going on with me.
since it is common and also because my doctors have been trying to link everything w/ the uc to the deficiency, i thought i would mention it to u guys.
hope u all can find your answers! it took me over 15yrs and MANY doctors, but now they finally take me seriously! LOL
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-current, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day