chronic sinus pressure – Intense fatigue

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I've had sinus pressure on both sides of my face pretty much daily for about 2 years. It is worse in the winter though. I've gone to allergists, ENTs and they've given me pretty much everything there is to take for sinus problems. I take Sudafed, do sinus rinses, use humidifiers and now I'm doing the allery shots. The sinus pressure is so bad sometimes that I get very dizzy/fatigue. I've even had vertigo twice. NOTHING is helping me. Does anyone have similar problems? Thanks

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    Are you sure it's your sinuses which causing it? Do you suffer from PND, sinus congestion, other allergy symptoms?
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    I have just tried, on the advice of a local pharmacist, an over the counter nasal spray. I don't know if I am permitted to name the brand, but the active ingredient is Xylometazoline, if you do a search on this you will find the name, the one I have begins with O

    Basically, as someone who is a chronic sinusitis sufferer, it has worked very well for me

    You can't take it for more than about ten days, as apparently you can become desensitised

    Also you can have a rebound effect if you take it too long , but I am getting relief from just one spray a day, and I am hoping it might break the circle, so to speak, of complete sinus congestion

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    I should also add that cetrazine, only one at night, has been very beneficial. This is an over the counter medicine
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    Have you actually attended an ENT clinic?  And have they carried out an MRI scan (for example)?  Sinus problems need detailed investigation, which includes MRI or CT scans.  They should certainly carry out a deeper examination if nothing is working (although I have never found anyone who benefitted from Sudafed, for example!)

    The problem may be elsewhere, other than your sinuses - which is why a wider investigation is worthwhile.  It might be a form of neuralgia - a nerve-based problem, which is very difficult to tie down (and which presents as a whole range of painful conditions - including 'sinus problems')

    My recommendation is that you insist on having more (hospital clinic) treatment, to identify the cause.  GPs won't be able to help - other than by referring you to the relevant clinic.

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    I was told sinusitis. On antibiotics for 2 days so far. We will see if it clears up.
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