Dizziness!!!

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Hi,

Does anyone on here who suffers with sinus problems feel dizzy or lightheaded???

I suffer terribly with it and it's really quite depressing!!

Anyone have any advice or tips??

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    Hi Laura. YES!  It's such a drag.  Saline nasal rinses, steroid nose sprays, moistening the air with a pot of boiling water and fresh air. 

    I'm having a major bout as I write this. Going to work has been difficult, for sure. I hope your sinus issues improve!!!!

    best,

    linda

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      Hi Linda,

      I use a nasal spray as I do get a strange pressure sensation across the bridge of my nose which I can deal with. It's the feeling off balance that I don't like!

      Doctor prescribed me with floxacillin in the past and it seemed to work. What meds are you on???

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      Hi Laura,

      I was on an antibiotic, but had a terrible reaction 7 days in - mega dizziness and terrible tummy.  Stopped the antibiotic and the side effects continued. I'm at 5 days post antibiotic - doc says it can take a while before antibiotic is out of my system. And major dizziness should fade. Probably would not do antibiotic again!!!!

      best,

      linda

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      Hi Linda,

      I'm on my second bout of sinus problems and the dizziness is still there, I'm able to control it but I'm learning a new job which involves me being in a classroom all day and its unbearable at times, feels like I'm about to pass out.

      Have you ever taken Sudafed??

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      Hi Laura,

      i have taken a decongestant - not specifically Sudafed. I tend to take them in the evening - usually buy a liquid one. I have found that steroid nasal sprays help to reduce the swelling of the sinuses. My doc prescribed a steroid in liquid form that is usually used in inhalers for asthmatics.  I put it in a squirt bottle mixed with sea salt and distilled or boiled water then rinse out my sinuses.  It seems to get in there a bit better than the premixed steroid nasal sprays. I use it once in the a.m. and once at night. It makes a difference. 

      Best,

      linda

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    Hi Laura. Yes I do. I am having a episode as I type. It makes you mega tired combined with a fever bunged up type symptoms is very painful. I only get slight relief from decongestant tablets. I have tried the sline washes and have found they dont help. If anyone has any other advice or tips I would be grateful.
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    Yes, happens everytime I wake up. Its horrible.. Feels like my body is a unbalanced feather. Just took an allergy test today to see if there is a link.

    If anyone knows any tips to deal with this dizzyness let us know (: thank you

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