Seth, I think you might want to consider seeing an ear, nose, and throat specialist. Your symptoms are very significant for sinus infections, and you want to clear it up if possible.
There is a new surgical procedure now for making sinusitis virtually disappear. I was in to see my ent specialist this A.M. for a shot and re-read the information. Apparently, one goes into the hospital (or surgeon's office if equipped properly), is sedated with either local anesthesia or is put to sleep; has a painless inflation of the sinus areas affected (with a balloon-like instrument). The sinuses are
opened, expanded, and drained, and the likelihood of sinusitis re-occurring in the depth of symptoms that you're having is not likely to continue to occur. (I would be guessing, but I think the surgery is called "sinuplasty".)
Patients who get along well may go home the same day.
When people have sinus infections, I think there is nothing like seeing a specialist for treatment. These professionals are so knowledgeable about
the whole thing and the relief is amazing. I see one for an allergy shot once every two weeks.
I will tell you one secret about
sinus infections. Stay away from sugar and leave chocolate alone. One doctor told me that eating chocolate when one has a sinus infection is like throwing gasoline on a fire. (Cheese is noted for being troublesome for some who
are sensitive to it.)
It's worth your investigating.
Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 5/5/2012 8:45:02 AM (GMT-6)