Allergy question

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   Posted 6/17/2011 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Is it possible to have sinus issues that cause, dizziness, foggy brain, tiredness on a daily basis during the spring/summer season? If so, what have you done or taken ti resolve. I have tried many prqoducts.

Have not been to an allergist md yet. Is that advised?

Also, considering this to be Lyme as I was bitten last year this time and had all the same symptoms then and thought is was taken care of.

I have had sinus issues over the years and have been tested by ENT, cardio, Nero, MRI etc and all were negative.

Looking for next course of action to resolve these issues.

Any input, appreciated.

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   Posted 6/18/2011 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd go see an allergist.

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   Posted 6/19/2011 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to ENT a couple years ago for sinus infections and headache. He didn't see anything but sent me for CT which showed sinus infection. Then he put me on antibiotics. The infections kept coming back. Allergist, PCP kept putting me on antibiotics. I felt sick all the time. I was already on shots for allergies, so I knew it wsn't just that. I finally went back to the ENT a few months ago.

ENT sent me to Neuro because he didn't believe my constant pain and sinus infections. Neuro had me get a brain MRI which showed a couple of sinuses completely blocked, twice as bad as previously. So I finally got sinus surgery, balloons to open them. I hope they'll be able to drain now.

Allergies can also cause these symptoms, but you need testing for allergies and also for blocked sinuses to know what's going on for sure. Definitely see the docs!

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   Posted 6/26/2011 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I do believe that allergies can cause dizziness, foggy brain and tiredness.

One year I was on antibiotics 7 times for sinus infections. I just posted this on another thread, but the next year a found an ENT who had me start nasal saline irrigations. I am supposed to be doing twice the dose, 2 to 3 times a day, but I do the following once a day as this is not much fun. I mix 1 heaping teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pure baking soda (as a buffer) to 2 cups of warm water. Then I get in the shower with a 60cc irrigation syringe and squirt the mixture into each nostril pointing the syringe straight back towards the back of my head. As the mixture goes down my throat I sort of clear my throat to get it to go out my mouth. Gook will go out your nostrils and mouth. On rare occasion I have done this several times a day.

Doctors will push all kinds of prescription and otc meds on me, but what works for me is generic sudafed (the kind you have to get behind the counter now adays at the pharmacist) and benadryl. I vary the dosage by my symptoms. I also take Robitussin DM MAX, the kind with 200mg Guaifensin.

I had Lymes in 1993 and was treated with IV antibiotics for 6 weeks. I have had it twice before and was given oral antibiotics. My immune system does not work well and I have many medical problems. I was on a forum where many of the people with the same problems I have also had Lymes in the past. Our bodies are really complicated. The problem is finding a doctor who will really listen to you and help you..

Best of Luck.

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   Posted 7/2/2011 2:47 AM (GMT -6)   
They sound more like Lyme or mold symptoms to me.  You might want to post on the Lyme forum.  What were you treated with for Lyme?   Brain fog is often related to neurotoxins, and Lyme and mold both produce neurotoxins. 
I wish you good health!

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   Posted 7/4/2011 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
had all allergy testing done..I am really allergic to grass in dust which explains the spring and summer time symptoms.I am waiting on my shots to come in so I can start them
treacheal stenosis,fibromyalgia,panic disorder,ptsd and who knows what else

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   Posted 7/5/2011 5:08 PM (GMT 0)   
Nana - I acquired a couple new allergies this year too. Grass - notorious because of high pollen counts across the country. I've started my shots for that, so maybe next year, when I get built up on my dose, I won't have a problem with that again.

Then there was the albuterol rescue inhaler debacle. I had taken puffs for pulmonary function testing at the allergist's office with no problem. When I tried a single puff for a chest congestion problem I ended up in the ER with high blood pressure and very high heart rate. I'm waiting for a call from the allergist, but her nurse calls it an allergy. (I call it an acquired sensitivity, but who cares about the label.)

Bumpercar - The syringe is pretty much the same idea as the NeilMed sinus wash bottle. Of course they want you to use their very expensive salt and soda packets. My ENT gave me a "kit" after sinus surgery, and I love it. I just lean over the kitchen sink. It washes much better than the sprays, including aerosols, and I've tried a bunch. The sprays are fine for a quick hydrating rinse. Netipot doesn't have any pressure, so I wasn't thrilled with it. If you have really nasty infection ask the doc about adding a surfactant to help bust up the bugs' hold on the sinus walls. A few drops of baby shampoo should do the trick.
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