hello can sinus attack cause me to feel i dont get enough air

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alex manole
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   Posted 12/28/2014 7:21 AM (GMT -7)   
since past days i got serious serious feeeling like air is not enough :( like i cant get enough of it in my lungs , nose is congested and got postnasal drip all day long question is i got checked for asthma im sure its not that lungs are ok but could it be this from sinus issues ?

Alcie
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   Posted 12/28/2014 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Just sinus congestion couldn't block your lungs, but any swelling in the airways would.

Who checked you for asthma? An allergist? Did you get checked recently, and if so, why didn't they treat the breathing problem?

You could have a sinus infection. I get those especially in cold weather, and they can go down into my bronchial tubes and even the lungs. I can feel when it gets that far. My ENT routinely dismisses my sinus infections until they get so bad they show up on CT done by other doctors. My PCP believes me when I ask for antibiotics.

I find saline sinus washes help clear the sinuses but don't cure the infections, although often I can get over them myself if I keep the sinuses from infecting everything else.

Do you have some sinus sprays or inhalers to try? Some sprays do help open my airways, but most don't do anything. My allergist told me to try all the stuff I have. Astepro is helping with inflammation right now.

When I get bad enough that I can't get relief from the above remedies, then I have to go on an antibiotic for a few days. The problem with antibiotics is the sinuses have very poor circulation, so the drugs don't work very well. Washing my sinuses to keep the volume of the infection low seems to help the medicines work.

alex manole
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   Posted 12/28/2014 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Tx alcie cant say what is i also have lpr wich i had surgery fpor and its returned,asthma tests were negative but i have chronic sinusitis for years now.could be a mix of those too and anxiety i feel like crap and seen the infection in sinus on ct recently!

alex manole
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   Posted 12/28/2014 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I ghot checked recently they said it was anxxiety but cant believe that they said about my lpr too and it can be seen still in small amounts although i have a nissen fundo it messes me up!

Alcie
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   Posted 12/29/2014 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, poor Alex. There are several good, informed posters on the GERD forum who have experience with acid reflux causing asthma-like breathing problems.

I can't believe your doctor is dismissing your problem as anxiety! What sort of doctor was he? Have you seen your gastroenterologist recently? A Nissen isn't guaranteed to be perfect. A lot of patients have to continue on acid-reducing medicines post-op.

You might get some help by posting on the GERD forum. Also look up some of the stories in the archives - see the search box at the top of the page. Just put in some keywords, like GERD and asthma.

An alternative problem is just the post-nasal drip. I get a sore throat when I get a sinus infection and this crops up. Have you seen an ENT?

alex manole
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   Posted 1/7/2015 10:25 PM (GMT -7)   
i got heavy postnasal drip and also a sinus infection chokes me and makes me feel like crap ,this could be the answer maybe ,did not see gi for a month but will go today to an ent!

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Tx Alcie

Firefly18
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   Posted 1/8/2015 6:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Alex - is it definitely in your lungs you don't feel like you can breathe? When my chronic sinus kicks in, my nasal passages close. I'm a little poorly routed up there so I occasionally sneak some Sudafed although I try to keep it light. It shrinks the nasal passages and helps me breathe.

Also, my massage therapist tried a new technique on me in our bi-weekly sessions and I found that my chronic sinus drip is now minimal. I have to ask her what technique. I am now going through about 3 Sudafed doses a month at a time of year when I used to go through up to 3 a day.

I don't often think of massage to relieve my asthma and sinuses, but this new technique she has is about getting your bodily systems to work better with the theory that everything is connected. Now, even if we get rushed, she does this every session.
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