Chronic Sinus Allergy issues for 7 weeks

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I've had issues with sinusitis for a decade, getting it 2-4 times per year. Lately it has gotten to the point when I get them, it lasts for a couple weeks. This year I got one that plagued me for a longer period, it took several antibiotics and steroids to get relief. The bacteria infection from sinusitis went away after week 3. From that point on to week 7 my allergy symptoms have gotten worse. The problem is my allergies have triggered so badly on top of it, that the pressure in my head and ears have gone beyond any pain I've ever felt. I have constant crackling in my ears which I can't pop no matter what I try. The temples of my head press out so bad because of the sinus pressure. And I get a piercing pain in my head all the way to my ears.

I went to see an ENT and an Allergist. The ENT recommended the deviated septum surgery and told me to use Flonase with my usual zyrtec. The allergist gave me Singulair and said I was allergic to everything after the skin graph tests.

Whenever I change elevation at work walking upstairs, the tightness intensifies. I looked into ETD online and I feel like the issues are always with my ears and throat eustachian tubes are the issue. He checks out my ears, he says they don't look that bad though. I went in today to get tubes put in my ears to try and get some relief. He didn't think I really needed that yet and instead did a myringotomy incision in my left ear to see if that would help. If it did, then when I went back in 3 weeks he would do the tubes.

Daily I use:

Netipod

Allegra or Zyrtec

Flonase (2 sprays in morning)

Singulair

I tried using Sudafed and Mucinex in the beginning, but I took it too much that it gave me rebound.

I also use a humidifier and air purifier in my bedroom. Keep the windows closed for pollen and dust. vacuum the house and dust like crazy, since I'm allergic to everything apparently.

Listen... I seriously can't take this anymore. It's been on 2 months now and my ears haven't gotten better. I hope this incision can do the trick. Has anyone delt with these issues for this amount of time?? Any solutions? Should I consider the deviated septum surgery?

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    "I looked into ETD online and I feel like the issues are always with my ears and throat eustachian tubes are the issue."

    I meant ear eustuchian tubes, not throat.

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    Gosh you are dealing with a lot, Phil. So sorry. People who don’t have it just don’t get it, either.

    I injured my nose several times as a kid and finally gave in, after years of sinus infections, and had the deviated septum repair. I can’t say it has helped, and since the surgery seems like the problems have spread to my lungs (bronchiectasis & NTM.) I’m on antibiotic and steroid all the time now, which I take topically thru Neti pot. Good luck to you, keep praying. 

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    Phil - in my experience dealing with Chronic Sinusitis is never settle for just a recommendation/diagnosis from 1 ENT. Ive burned through several before I finally landed on the one that was very methodical in his approach and eventually cured my ongoing sinus issues. Never give up and keep looking for an ENT that you can fully trust to help you
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    Hi Phil

    As you have an allergy problem I have a solution to your problem.

    I suffered for 65years with chronic hayfever, rhinitis, and sinusitis, before discovering a miracle cure for my problem.

    I was highly allergic to many pollens, dusts, cigarette smoke, as well as some foods such as eggs, nitrates, and especially MSG.

    I was treated by many specialists, had my nose cortorised twice, and spent a lifetime useing antihistamines, sinutabs, avil retards, nasal sprays and drops, as well as inhalants such as Friars Balsum and Menthol, as well as strong analgesics.

    I moved inland to avoid high humidity, which aggravated the problem.

    At age 65 I discovered a miracle cure. It was simply a matter of taking one 1000mg capsule of Evening Primrose Oil, each day.

    Evening Primrose Oil desensitises the nervous system, so that the body does not react to normal irritants. It works in about 4 hours, and is effective for a further 24 hours, so one 1000mg capsule daily is usually sufficient.

    It is not a drug, so it has no adverse side affects and does not affect mental ability in any way.

    Try this simple, but extremely effective treatment if you have an allergy problem.

    It might just be the miracle treatment for your problem, as it was for mine. Complete cure. No more drugs ever.

    Kind Regards Ray.

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      Wow. Okay thanks, I'll give it a shot. I'm seeing a second ENT tomorrow. The last one recommended I see a neurologist, he thinks it could be a migraine possibly, so I have to look into that. I don't understand why I have elevation issues which effect my ears as if I was on a plane. I also looked into different types of vertigo possibly... I dunno. Anyways, I'll give that primrose oil a Chance. Thanks!

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