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So, I am on antibiotics for 2 weeks yet again. This makes it my 6th prescription in 8 months of antibiotics and I am getting really fed up with it.
I have an angry looking rash on my face across my left cheek to my neck, my left eye is swollen and puffy with blurry vision (my right eye is perfect) and I have another infection. I feel a mess.
I had another week off work due to the shear fatigue that is coming with this sinusitis plus the dizziness, confusion and fog that goes with heavy congestion. I was useless in work and pretty sure this is my sacking as dealing with this for 2 years now means my attendance has gone downhill dramatically after 10 years of not having a day off work at all..
How can I get it through to my ENT that is condition is ruining everything! I can’t even enjoy a simple walk around the park with my partner due to serve congestion, dizziness and general feeling like death every day. It’s the same battle every morning and it's exhausting.
I have tried pretty much all antihistamines and nasal sprays over the two years and they make no difference. Antibiotics clear the infection but not the problem.
My symptoms daily are:
Post nasal drop 24/7 (massively excessive production)
Exhaustion – poor sleep / fatigue due to congestion at night
Nasal congestion / sinus congestion
Constant throat clearing and coughing
Scary headaches that go with pressure in head. Deep throb at the base of my head almost constant.
I have a cyst in my left sinus which the ENT said is probably nothing and doesn’t want to remove it, as well as a deviated septum (left again) but I have read both can cause all my problems above! He has instead put it down to chronic sinusitis and discharged me with nothing. My GP has said it's "Anxiety" and keep's giving me SSRI's! - I do have a panic disorder, but that has developed through this sinusitis.
I get married in 3 months and really worrying about one, my appearance and two, my ability to last the day through this shear fatigue and fog and congestion
Any advice at all, anyone in a similar boat found any relief at all?
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