CT Scan Clear - Still No Diagnosis

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Hi All,

I've been having issues with constant blocked nose, pressure in my face and behind my eyes (also when I look up and move my eyes around around as far as they go I get a little pain and discomfort), it can bring on mild headaches. I also generally feel 'foggy' headed all the time, my ears feel like they are blocked a lot too. I feel my sense of smell isn't as good as it used to either.

I've been having these problems for 3-4 years now, I'm 24. When I first went to the doctor I was given Antibiotics, after several re-visits I was given nose drops, sprays and even a course of Amitriptyline. To no avail I was eventually sent to the ENT specialist, who checked with a camera, thought he seen something that made him think there was an infection, prescribed me more antibiotics.

Of course I was back complaining of the same problems as soon as my course was finished. CT Scan was next, results were completely normal, ENT specialist then told me I'd need to go and see a Neurologist next, this is so frustrating, can anyone relate??

I have found various posts on the internet describing the very same issues and it seems there are a lot of people without a diagnosis!

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    Have same symptoms for 3 months!

    Am on new course of antibiotics for 2 weeks and if that doesn't help I guess it's MRI time . Ct scan showed nothing .

    Very frustrating ! Even my teeth hurt !

    Prednisone helps but I cannot take it .

    Best of luck !

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    100% yes to all the above. It's driving me insane and coursing bad anxiety and depression.

    I have just had a CT scan and am worrying it will be clear. I have sinus headaches and pressure behind my eyes daily. Antibiotics haven't helped at all.

    Just been given Amitriptyline and also Sertraline to see if it helps rolleyes

     

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      hello! i know this is a bit of an old post but did you ever find an answer to this issue? if so will you please elaborate ? im having the exact same issue 😦

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    I can relate guys, so annoying!

    Amitriptyline was horrible, it made me really drowsy, and makes it 1000x harder to get out of the bed in the morning.

    I'm heading to the doctors today to ask for the neurologist referral, i'm also asking them if they can send me to have allergy tests for food and such, as I've read that a gluten intolerance can cause many of the symptoms I've been experiencing, worth a shot. Will report back how i get on!

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      Yeah I know, I only took 10mg and felt so hungover. It did wear off in a week though but the tirdness didn't.

      Allergy testing was rubbish for me. The ENT said it was pollen (Had a blood raster test done) - This was the middle of winter (decemeber) with a pollen count of pratically zero.. Really?!

      Have you seen a dentist by any chance? That is my next port of call, apparently it's all signs of TMJ and grinding your teeth in your sleep

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    Yes this is a very frustrating ailment. all doctors try treat everyone similarly. This particular ailment does not respond to medication the same with every person. If the Medication even works like it does not jin my case. My ENT stated I would probably feel even worst if I did not take my medications. My ENT and allergist feel that my sinus issues r caused by my allergy issues..

    I am going through the same issues you described in ur post as we speak just a day after receiving allergy shots. Another cause of action I have been trying to attempt to alleviate symptoms of this ailment. Actually the shots on occasion make me feel worst. The search continues to try and find a treatment that can give me more consistent relief which at this time I have not found.

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    UPDATE: 

    Been prescribed Gabapentin, ENT/Doctors currently think it is a Nuropathic Pain issue. 

    Will take this course of medication and update you on how it's progressing.

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    Reading your symptoms exactly the the same as mine - the pain in my face and eyes is sometimes unbearable which then lead's to headaches. I was referred to ent and had ct scan which only showed slight bulky middle turbinates. My problem seems to increase when I am in work .I have also had an allergy test -I am not allergic to anything. Feel like I am always at the doctors . I take painkillers and have Nasal drops which sometimes gives a bit of relief. Really gets me down 😯

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    The same thing happened to me 3-4 yrs ago with the same symptoms.April 2013 began my worst time ever....I was never prescribed antibiotics as Dr's confirmed no infection. After 6 mos of misery I finally had nasal turbinate surgery which helped some. I still don't breath fully out of my nose like I used to. Blocked ears and headaches and brain fog resolved. I moved out of an apt with a mold issue as a rsult....not sure if that was part of the problem. Look up LERD and nasal congestion...I heard about it recently and I'm wondering if that's my issue as no allergy meds helped....

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      The surgery helped with the blocked ears and brain fog etc because All of that was a symptom of the congestion from the plugged nose and blocked sinuses. My nose still gets plugged but not as bad. Before I felt like I had a bad head cold or the flu at all times. I would not call the surgery a total success though. Something still causes my nose to plug up. I can deal with this tho..it's the new normal...ugghh.

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      I have am trying to stay away from the surgery. I have turbinate issues also but my ENT could not give me any assurance that the surgery would work.

      Ur time frame of April 13th is when I also had the symptoms flare up so, I did not know if I had the flu r what was going on. As of now still suffering trying the homapathic route

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