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Ber,
Well, to start I had super painful headaches inbetween my eyes, I was young and dumb at the time and I didn't know what was going on. I just knew if I took sudafed my pain would go away, I could feel my sinuses drain and the pessure would then leave. I did see Dr.'s even back then becuase the pain got so bad it would make me sick. But I didn't see an ENT, again I didn't know much about who to see I was only 19 when it all started. As the years went on my headaches got more and more often and worse. I finally went to an allergy dr and he tested me and said I had allergies and gave me claritin D which helped for awhile, but after awhile it didn't work, I also got where I could not breath at all throught one side of my nose, so I saw an ENT and got a CT scan which he said it was nothing (he was a jerk from the start) so I went on way once again living with painful periods of blocked nose and headaches and taking triple the amount of sudafed to get relieve. I again after doing this for so many years saw another ENT who said I needed my septum straighted and thats why I was having so much trouble. It did help somewhat but I still have blocked sinus and headaches and now have been treated 3 times in 3 months for sinus infection. The dry nose all the time when I am sleeping I thought might be causing my sinus to block up, my nose is so dry I have to make my own saline cause all store saline burns to much. I know I sound dumb, but I don't trust Dr's anymore and I feel like this is becoming all of my life just fighting feeling normal, please help me.
[QUOTE=Wendy983]Ber,
Well, to start I had super painful headaches inbetween my eyes, I was young and dumb at the time and I didn't know what was going on.[/QUOTE]

Doctors want their patients to feel dumb. That way they can blame the patient and make excuses for not helping the patient. Headaches between the eyes can occur with sinus infections in the frontal and/or ethmoid sinuses. But, they can also be caused by just allergic swelling.

[QUOTE]I just knew if I took sudafed my pain would go away, I could feel my sinuses drain and the pessure would then leave. I did see Dr.'s even back then becuase the pain got so bad it would make me sick. But I didn't see an ENT, again I didn't know much about who to see I was only 19 when it all started. As the years went on my headaches got more and more often and worse. I finally went to an allergy dr and he tested me and said I had allergies and gave me claritin D which helped for awhile, but after awhile it didn't work, I also got where I could not breath at all throught one side of my nose, so I saw an ENT and got a CT scan which he said it was nothing (he was a jerk from the start) so I went on way once again living with painful periods of blocked nose and headaches and taking triple the amount of sudafed to get relieve.[/QUOTE]

You sound like you have the classic symptoms of sinus disease, which includes both allergies and infection problems. The longer that the sinuses are attacked by either fungal, viral or bacterial foes, the more damage can be done within the sinuses or nasal passages. Also, there is a risk of developing chemical sensitivities if the infections are not treated properly.

[QUOTE]I again after doing this for so many years saw another ENT who said I needed my septum straighted and thats why I was having so much trouble.[/QUOTE]

ENTs can make quick cash doing septum surgery. Personally, unless the septum is badly deformed, which is seldom the case, all the surgery does is fix the ENT's financial problems.

[QUOTE]It did help somewhat but I still have blocked sinus and headaches and now have been treated 3 times in 3 months for sinus infection.[/QUOTE]

Antibiotics can kill infections, but they can't kill the infectious material within the sinuses. There can be some infected junk in the sinuses. After a round of antibiotics, the infection might be gone, but it comes right back when the bacteria in the infected junk is able to attack again. You probably had the same infection three times in a row.

[QUOTE]The dry nose all the time when I am sleeping I thought might be causing my sinus to block up, my nose is so dry I have to make my own saline cause all store saline burns to much. I know I sound dumb, but I don't trust Dr's anymore and I feel like this is becoming all of my life just fighting feeling normal, please help me.[/QUOTE]

You don't sound dumb. You sound like you are in misery. You did the smart thing by going to doctors and ENTs. They let you down big time. They get paid a lot, but most of the time they don't find cures for their patients. I've been there just like you have, and many others have. It is so very frustrating.

Have you ever tried a corticosteroid nasal spray? It is a prescription drug, and to me it is a must for sinus sufferers. It is a very safe sinus med, and it helps to reduce swelling. It may take a week or more before it works, but even if it didn't seem to work, I would still keep using it until it kicked in.

I am not a doctor, so by law, I cannot prescribe any drugs or treatment for you. I can only legally tell you what I have done to cure my sinus disease and to provide relief for myself. It is also possible that nothing that I post will help you at all. I'm sorry to have to say this, but I've got to be honest. Although I've gotten replies from people who have thanked me for almost saving their lives by getting them out of their sinus misery, I've also had replies from those who have gotten very little relief.

Also, you should check with a doctor before trying any of my suggestions or options.

Let me explain what has helped me. I hope that you like to read. There is a lot of material.

I had severe sinusitis and was in sinus misery for over thirty years. I've done five things that have significantly improved my sinuses to the point that my sinuses are wide open and comfortable and I seldom have to even blow my nose. In fact, every day my sense of smell returns just a little more.

1. I've had allergy shots.

2. I've had sinus acupuncture treatments.

3. I've given myself electro-acupuncture treatments, which can also be done with a heating pad.

4. I've given myself "upside down sinus floodings", with diluted 3% hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and kosher salt, which stopped my infection problems over 2.5 years ago, and has allowed my sinuses and nasal passages to heal 100%.

5. I've changed my diet, and made major changes to my home and my lifestyle.

In the next post, I will cover only 3 and 4, which are fairly easy to do and have helped myself and others in a short time period.

(End of Part One. Part Two to follow very soon).





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