hi guys.i have been on this forum in the past but i have been sick for a long while so sorry i have not got back on here to chat to the wonderful and supportive people on this site.i am not coping with my chronic facial sinus pain which is coming from my allergies.
i am on a 15 month long waiting list to see the only private allergist in our area.i can't afford to go and i really have not got the health to go through immuno therepy,let alone afford it.i put my name down on the waiting list because i am desperate.
the pain is just too much and it never stops.from the eyebrows down,my face radiates pain,especially in the sinus plates on each side of my nose under my eyes.
i take sudafed each day and i do saline flushes and i am on the strongest nose script
spray available but it is not helping me at all.
i am dealing with on and off sinus infections and all of this is really blowing my chronic headaches and migraines.i have just taken 4 days of steroid tablets and the pain eased up a lot but comes back late each afternoon but i can't stay on steroids.
i am sitting here and my ears are sore,my eyes are sore,my face is on fire as usual.i don't get runny noses and i don't sneeze anymore.
pain killers don't work on me anymore because i have taken codeine everyday for the last 25 years and nothing works anymore.i am suffering mulitiple chronic pain conditions and i am falling apart under the non stop pain issues.i am booked in to see a pain clinic this month but i feel i am in too much pain to go.
now my 3 teenage kids have come down with allergies.should i start washing the bedding in hot water?i am using a special duster to dust the house each week.
sorry this is so long.i also get terrible aches and pains in my neck and upper back.it is like having a flu virus all the time without the running nose.my jaw feels like it is aching badly too.i just cry and cry because this is causing me too much pain.
any suggestions while i am waiting on the long waiting list for the allergist?i am desperate.please help.thanks.