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I Have Chronic Sinusitis

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 56 People

    Recently Diagnosed

    I'm 32 years old and have suffered from recurrent ear infections since I was born and recurrent sinus infections since I was about 10 years old. A couple of years ago my ENT started putting tubes in my ears and it helped with my Eustachian tube dysfunction. In fact, I went an...
    TerrasMom TerrasMom 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 17, 2012

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    Supplements And Such

    Ok...this is what I have found to be effective on myself, so far. 1. white tea. I recommend you drink a lot of it, hot. 2. quercetin. I take it in what's called a megadose? 12 800-milligram capsules. It has no upward limit of toxicity or effectiveness, so it just depends on how...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 3 Responses Jul 27, 2013

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    At My Wits End...

    When I was about 13 I was living in a house that had mold in it. Of course I was unaware of this..so I suffered with sinus problems for years before I knew what was going on. I was on countless allergy meds but nothing worked. My doctor ordered a cat scan and it ended up...
    vdubrox vdubrox 18-21, F 10 Responses Dec 2, 2010

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    Addendum To My Earlier Post About 'Guaifenesin'

    I am by no means 'totally' cured - Not yet anyway - but am well on my way! But just to be free of the 'over 10' pain level behind my face is nothing short of a miracle. As for my sense of smell/taste, everything seems to be a 'little off?' (a lot of the time it seems like...
    harriarms25 harriarms25 56-60 1 Response Apr 21, 2013

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    My Newest Remedy Hope: Vacuum Cleaner & Hydrogen Peroxide

    I’m having it since 2007, and tried to cure it with antibiotics (local and oral), natty pot, sea water sprays, oily drops, cortisone and corticosteroids, c vitamin, anti allergy pills, honey, propolis, different inhalations with tea and herbs, essential oils, colloidal silver...
    himehigh himehigh 46-50, M 5 Responses Dec 3, 2012

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    My Sinus Infection Is A Distant Memory

    I was really bad with a chronic sinus infection and had reached desperation because all of the doctors and specialist I had seen could not help me. I took matters in to my own hands and bought a couple of alternatives on-line and through health stores. I must have spent about $20...
    MartiMelloe MartiMelloe 31-35, F Sep 12, 2013

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    Chronic Sinusitis Causing Fixed Dilated Pupil?

    Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this. I went to A&E in March after complaining of my vision in my right eye being blurry to a colleague who pointed out that my left pupil was fixed and dilated, it stayed like it for 2 days. After a barrage of tests there was...
    chattykay chattykay 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2012

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    Nothing New Here, Just Same Thing As Everyone Else... It Hurts, It Sucks...

    Never in my life have I had anything like this before...  and allergies, whats that??? yes that how  it was with me, never ever had an allergic reaction to anything. Until I moved to TN, I guess that had something to do with it. I was diagnosed with Sinusitis on Feb 2011, when...
    jhira jhira 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 23, 2011

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    Ent said i have chronic sinusitis symptoms are

    aching pain under and above eyes and top of throat burns sometime. have tried everything does anyone else have the top of throat burning. please respond if you do
    Dennyd58 Dennyd58 56-60, M Apr 11

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    Worst Year Of My Life

    it all started when i had a horrific headache in february. long story short, i had clogged sinuses and had to get them drained, 3 months later they were clogged again and had to get another surgery to unclog, its been a month since my last surgery and they are clogged again...
    nadine900 nadine900 22-25, F Nov 28, 2013

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    Today I feel like for the first time I used the

    netipot the way I should use it. What I usually did was to tilt my head sidewise but then the salt water would not reach deep into my sinuses. Today I tilted my head back and used the netipot that way. It was even worse an experience than usual, but I feel like it reached much...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2014

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    Chronic Sinusitis+no Insurance=trainwreck

    Feel free to copy and reprint so long as it is in entirety and my pseudonym stays on the end. Once upon a time (2002) I was a happy little person. I was a glowing picture of health, except for occasionally still having a touch of my childhood asthma. I commuted miles and miles...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 3 Responses Jan 25, 2011

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    Please Help! Chronic Sinusitis? I'm Miserable. Have been ill for way too long

    Sorry if this is boring or long. I'm just so desperate to figure out what's going on so I can finally get better. Nov 2011: I went to the ER extremely sick. VERY bad laryngitis. Took a long time to recover (If I ever fully did) --> Earl December 2011 I flew home from college for...
    inhale123exhale inhale123exhale 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 3, 2013

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    I have suffered from recurrent bouts of

    sinusitis for about 2 years. The cold weather seems to trigger it almost every other week in the winter. The only cure i have found is to pump salt water through my nostrils a few times a day until it gets better. If anyone knows anything else that could be triggering it, or...
    adamo23 adamo23 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 21, 2014

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    To Chronic Sinusitis Sufferers - This May Be The Solution!!? Was For Me!

    TO EVERYONE WHO HAS HAD CHRONIC SINUSITIS HERE'S THE SOLUTION!! =) Hi there, from December 15th, 2012 to 'almost' March 2013, I suffered intensely with my pain levels being above a '10' most days - went to the clinics a bunch of times, was prescribed antibiotics 3 times, given...
    harriarms25 harriarms25 56-60 1 Response Apr 21, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Diagnosed properly five years ago in New York by a woman doctor that took the time to research my issues and ordered the correct tests. Came back to my home in Utah and the...
    Andreacurtis01 Andreacurtis01 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    I have several chronic illnesses, but one that I don't much about that I have is MTHFR a mutation, anybody else here have it? If so what are your symptoms?
    TheStrangestOneOfThemAll TheStrangestOneOfThemAll 18-21, F Mar 24

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    I have this but I have periods of denial which mess me up mentally because admitting to having such a disabling disease is so difficult. I go to college because my parents forced...
    fallenstar23 fallenstar23 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    anyone here from the Uk who has it? finding the nhs not that helpful ty
    mysmugcat mysmugcat 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    ...and I want others to understand it at least a little. Typically, people don't even recognize the word. Well, for those people: Anhedonia is defined by the loss of ability to...
    DepressedDemigod DepressedDemigod 22-25, F Apr 6

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    My cousin, who is a doctor, talked to me a few days ago about my constant tiredness. The thing is I go to bed before midnight, I don't even remember when was the last time I made...
    delusi0nal delusi0nal 18-21, F Mar 25

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    I have just been told I have chronic bronchitis / COPD. I'm a little scared. I don't know what to think.
    jaytee66 jaytee66 46-50, M 19 hrs ago

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    Jesse Stoff, MD, HMD, FAAFP is a well experienced and practiced Medical doctor and Homeopathic physician with great years of experience under his belt. He is a licensed Medical...
    rhodes155 rhodes155 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    It's been such a long time since I have been on here. One of the reasons is because I live in chronic pain 24/7. I knew I wouldn't get better and that eventually, I would get worse...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F Apr 4

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    It's been such a long time since I have been on here. One of the reasons is because I live in chronic pain 24/7. I knew I wouldn't get better and that eventually, I would get worse...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I came across a book that I found quite helpful. It is for the chronic pain individual and their spouse. It is called "coping with chronic pain, a team effort!: for you and your...
    5354yyc 5354yyc 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    My husband has suffered with chronic pain for 6 years. He had a fusion thinking it was the root cause of his pain but it didn't help. He has tried every treatment under the moon...
    gauls gauls 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    Frustration That's how i am summing up my week with my husband's chronic degenerative disc in his back. After a pain pump implantation 3 years ago I thought life would would be...
    lovewillkeepus2gether lovewillkeepus2gether 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    For the past four years I've suffered from chronic migraine. For those of you who do, you understand it's not your typical headache and can be at times, debilitating. The...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I suffer from chronic migraines and headaches and my family doesn't understand the pain I have on a daily basis.
    Indomitable6811 Indomitable6811 18-21, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I just stumbled across this old poem from a few years ago and decided to share. /The Chronicles of Flying Home/ The sky fell sideways as the metal dragon climbed. It...
    SilentPossibility SilentPossibility 22-25, F Mar 24

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    It is known to be a common pain that every teenager has... Have you ever experienced sharp chest pain localized on the left side of your chest? It feels like you're about to have a...
    jlove987 jlove987 16-17, F Mar 24

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    There are many things about how I've been most of my life that cause me significant distress. My memory is atrocious and doesn't extend very far into the past. I can barely...
    AnattheDestroyer AnattheDestroyer 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I was diagnosed with it three years ago. I slowly started to realize that my level of pain probably wasn’t in the average range when it increased with each day. I sometimes...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    First of all, sorry for the length of this. So I had an appointment for my fibromyalgia. I've been told I have it but was getting some more tests ran. I've never seen this doctor...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    If the prospect of sleep was a possibility I probably would never have found this website or other random things. It's two am where I live... And I feel energized. It's good to...
    Knifeaddict Knifeaddict 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    There is me, Chantel (I'm always here) and then there is: C.C.- She is pink in color. She is single digits but is an age-slider (can be very young or mid-child). She is most...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    There is me, Chantel (I'm always here) and then there is: C.C.- She is pink in color. She is single digits but is an age-slider (can be very young or mid-child). She is the most...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    "Just saying 'No' prevents teenage pregnancy the way 'Have a nice day!' cures chronic depression."
    Justjonathan Justjonathan 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    In the 10th grade my parents told me they were splitting up. I was forced to choose a parent to live with; eventually choosing my Dad so I didn't have to change schools. At the...
    julieanne69 julieanne69 22-25, F Apr 4

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    Sometimes I push myself too hard trying to be the mom I think I would be if I weren't diabetic. My daughter is 5 and just wants to play with me,and even though she doesn't know it...
    hernameisME hernameisME 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    we have thunderstorms in the area so guess who's getting a migraine?
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    I never ever had straight teeth being cursed with too many teeth for my mouth and suffering from a chronic desire to grind my teeth from childhood.
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 11