Long term sinus problems

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I've had sinus trouble for as long as I can remember. i know it well, the facial ache, the post nasal drip, the feeling sick headache. I'm now just recovering from flu which has kickstarted sinusitis big time. this time i have been prescribed doxycycline. i feel nauseous and light headed its horrible. i just want to sleep..........

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    Hey Donna, I can understand how you might have been feeling.

    With any antibiotics we feel side effects, Nauseated feeling might because of doxy, Lightheadedness i am not sure that is because of doxy.

    But the key is to take rest, Drink warm water and keep your sinuses draining... You will feel better whithin a week. Don't worry much.

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    It seems that each time I catch a cold I tend to have a chronic sinus issue. What can help is to increase the amount of irrigations that I do, which keeps the build up of mucous etc to a minimum, which is hard when it gets really bad.

    When you mention that you have had sinus issues for as long as you can remember have you had these investigated by a doctor and then an ENT specialist...? That could help to determine if there is anything structurally which could be helped by the ENT specialist.

    What normally works for you when you have these sinus episodes...? Do you use irrigation at all and if so have you tried adding anything the the saline mix to help with the congestion...?

    Best wishes

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