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I Have Chronic Sinusitis

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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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    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 4 Responses Jan 25, 2011

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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 9 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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    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 5 Responses Apr 3, 2013

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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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    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 Mar 12

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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

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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 Apr 21, 2013

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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 2 Responses Jul 27, 2013

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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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    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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    letsbestrong letsbestrong 31-35, F Jul 20

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    First off for all of us suffering, I know your pain is very real, and I believe you and I'm praying for you! I stumbled across this blog tonight while doing research on getting...
    Pancreasfighter Pancreasfighter 41-45, F a week ago

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    Mine is actually called Honeymooner's Cystitis and it is flared up by intercourse. I wonder why I have it so young. After a year of thinking that I had frequent UTIs, I finally was...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Ugh today has been horrible. I'm in so much pain and I can't do anything to get comfortable
    toinfinityandbeyondx3 toinfinityandbeyondx3 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I've wondered it for quite a while, I do suffer from Generalised Anxiety Disorder so there's a bit of me that think it's more than that than CFS. I tend to ache all over on a...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I have chronic back pain. Currently due to retrolisthesis above my L5,4,S1 fusion
    merrym637 merrym637 51-55, F Jul 20

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    I have IC and PFP. Had a total historetomey in the 90's at a early age. This was due to endometriosis. In the late 90's I became . Incontinant and never ever having any bladder...
    MaryBarbie MaryBarbie 46-50, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have neurological Lyme disease and everyday is a struggle. My memory is so bad I forget where I and people, I also get really bad brain fog and have asperges since being...
    BrainnahGrace BrainnahGrace 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I had headaches since I was like 7. When I was like 11 I started getting migraines. Medicine like Motrin helped then it stopped. I got a CAT scan & MRI. They said I have sinusitis...
    njgirll njgirll 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Comprehensive fitness programming represents a coordinated continuum of healthcare management for the prevention of chronic disease and injury, which sets it apart from routine...
    aries3296 aries3296 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    I have been having a particularly hard weekend dealing with the loneliness of living with a spouse with chronic pain so I searched the web and found this site. As I read some of...
    hispainismypain hispainismypain 61-65, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    I was diagnosed May 2014 after seeing my GP for hip and lower back pain. She referred me to an orthopedic doctor for further review who did an MRI of my back after determining I...
    Deelue Deelue 46-50, F Jul 12

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    I have MS and found out when I was 31, after having Optic Neuritis. I was stricken completely blind out of my left eye, like a light bulb went out. The blindness wasn't so bad. It...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 13

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    My husband suffers from chronic wide spread nerve pain. He has been diagnosed with small fiber neuropathy, fibromyalgia, and myofacial pain syndrome. The best way to describe what...
    overwhelmedandexhausted overwhelmedandexhausted 26-30, F Jul 16

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    Hey everyone...I'm new to EP and thought I'd use it as a way to express things I don't talk about often. I am 25 years old and have been disabled and sick for the last 3 years. I...
    Buttercup789 Buttercup789 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I was diagnosed with chronic insomnia at the age of 13. The longest I have gone without sleep is 6 days, I was 16. On day 6 I was taken to the ER and my parents were told that they...
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F Jul 4

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    It's been a long time since I have posted anything on here. I am a chronic worrier blusher. I stress out about anything and everything it feels like its so impossible to stop it. I...
    Trysh86 Trysh86 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I am taking Spirolactone and think it's made it worse. Anyone have the same side effect?
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F Jul 6

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    Since childhood. No one knows what causes it. I have had 2 surgeries and it has come back. They say 30 million Americans have it. How do the rest of them cope? I have spent...
    mitchellmarica mitchellmarica 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I am obsessed with self-help books. If I have a day off, I can only watch TV or engage in a carefree past-time for, like, an hour, before i feel restless, unproductive and a need...
    kaylie2323 kaylie2323 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I was diagnosed with Fibro in 2010 when I was 15. My symptoms started back when I was 10. I started getting worse when I was 17. Flares became more frequent and fatigue got worse...
    scotlandlover94 scotlandlover94 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I am diagnosed with Schizo-Effective Disorder/ Chronic Depression, Audio + Visual hallucinations, and mood swings that can trigger the depression.
    MPost85 MPost85 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    I have EDS and chronic joint pain. I also have Tendonitis. I wonder if my Tendonitis has anything to do with my EDS.
    elenanicole elenanicole 16-17, F Jul 11

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    Is there a way to prevent chronic panic attacks?
    NoraDysphoria NoraDysphoria 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    My father was ill with chronic lung conditions all his life. He seemed old from when I was a child, breathless and coughing and spitting into the kithen sink. He could not play...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 13

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    This was supposed to be the happiest year of our lives. We welcomed our beautiful baby boy into the world 8 months ago and the first two months were amazing. It was then when my...
    abo1486 abo1486 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I'm living with a chronic illness and thriving. I am an empathy. My life goal is to be a lightworker and counselor. I'm in love with the love of my life, but still married to...
    raven1026 raven1026 41-45, F Jul 20

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    I just found this site. Every story I read sounds like my own. My wife is the love of my life. My everything. The past two years I have seen her go from an amazingly passionate and...
    dempag dempag 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    My pain started when I was 12. They called them migraines. When I was 16 I had a headache that didn't go away for 2 years. Eventually my headaches were accompanied by joint and...
    eeeck eeeck 26-30 Jul 21

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    I have had FM since I was 15, now it is so bad and with the chronic fatigue all I do is sleep or cry. I am on so much medication and it still doesn't help. My husband is so...
    squirllykid squirllykid 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    I don't understand the darkness of human nature. Why is it that when your chips are down, the human tendency is to gang up on that person and to put them down even more, instead...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 22

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    When I was 18 I got diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and have had lots of test done but still live everyday in pain. Is this normal for pancreatitis or has anyone have this...
    Josh3945 Josh3945 18-21, M Jul 23

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    I had read somewhere that people who score high for the trait of conscientiousness do better in life because they don't procrastinate or delay getting their work done. It helps...
    MNRR MNRR 36-40 2 Responses a week ago

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    I had what I thought was piriformis until it became chronic, simultaneous with my toes becoming restless. That sounded more like RLS. Then I had an inspiration and started wearing...
    echinoderm echinoderm 51-55, M a week ago

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