Posted 3/7/2008 2:26 PM (GMT -6)
Hi, for months now I have been getting a burning sensation on and off in my nose. My nasal passages seem to be blocked, but there doesn't appear to by any mucas that is blocking them. It is fine for a few days, then just flairs up for no apparant reason. Today for example, I really couldn't breathe and ended up having a panic attack at work, which was very unpleasant. More recently, I been getting pain behind the top of my jaw just next to my ears. If I press it on it hurts like hell and feels rock hard, and I'm forever trying to clear the blocked sensation in my ear by biting down or swallowing. It feels like I'm at the top of a hill but my ears just won't pop ! Its causing me alot of discomfort and getting me down. When the 'attacks' happen, when I can't breathe, I burn up loads and my face goes bright red and itchy, and I almost retch trying to get air.
I've been to the doctors quite a few times about this and have been prescribed the following:
Amoxycillin (2 courses)
Cefalexin 250g (4 a day for 8 days)
Beconase Nasal Spray
Today, I've been given Ciprofloxacin 500mg - 2 a day for 10 days.
I am a smoker BUT I'm giving up so you could say I'm not a smoker as I haven't had a ciggie in 8 days, and intend to stay stopped.
I don't feel like I'm getting anywhere sorting this out, and its really doing my head in. I've recently changed doctors as it took my last one over 6 months to figure out I had gastritis, and that was after me paying £200 to see a specialist, so I can't get a 2nd opinion.
Does anyone reckon there is something else wrong, or should I just persevere with these antibiotics ?
Post Edited (ste1200) : 3/18/2008 3:19:06 PM (GMT-6)