Sinus and vision

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Per one doctor, I have severe sinus problems. I almost always have pressure in my forehead behind my eyes, forehead, etc.

Lately I've been seeing more flashers and floaters and some blur.

What would be a good way to ease some of this? I was given nasal sprays, however they have not had any effect, and one of them (Fluticasone) caused severe nausea, had to stop it.

I've had sinus issues most of my life. I think, like most everything else it's just getting worse the older I get. I have been physically feeling worse and worse since I turned 30 (I'll be 32 in April)

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    Have you seen an ENT specialist and had a CT scan to determine what could be causing your long term sinus issues..? There could be other contributory reasons but seeing an ENT person would be a good place to start.

    As I got older my sinus issues just got worse, just had a second FESS operation on Monday.

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      I saw several doctors, one said my sinuses are inflamed. I saw an ENT twice and he said he couldn't see anything wrong. I'm scheduled for a CT scan on 8 April

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      Your ENT specialist will be better informed after the CT scan, so good luck with that.

      When I have had issues with my frontal and ethmoid sinuses I have found irrigation to not be very effective in reducing the thickened mucous. I also have a facial steam machine with a nasal adapter, but again that did not help with those sinuses. I am hopeful that the surgery I have just had on those will improve the drainage for me.

      Have you tried to use irrigation...?

      Some people have found their rhinosinusitis issues are more allergy based, or even foods, like dairy, can contribute to the problem. With you having issues most of your life I'm guessing you would have an idea if they are allergy based problems.

      Not much detail to go on with your first post without trying to second guess what you might or might not have tried.

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      Haven't heard of irrigation until you mentioned it here, so I'll look into that. Given what you've mentioned, it might end up being recommended to me based on the results of the CT Scan.

      I have a deviated septum on the right side of the nose, that probably is not making it any better. The ENT however did not say anything about it other than "deviated" before moving on.

      I hope the ENT finds out what the problem is with the CT Scan.

      Had my first CT scan when I was 16 and having severe pain. The scan showed kidney stones clear as a nice day. They even showed me the scan on a computer screen when I was laying there. They're good enough scans that they should at least find something. Hoping anyway.

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      My first ENT noted a deviated septum and wanted to straighten that. It is "S" shaped, slightly.

      I was not happy with him or his overall diagnosis.

      My second ENT noted the deviated septum and pointed out that it was fine and the air flow or anything else was not being compromised due to that, so leave it alone was his thoughts.

      My first CT scan showed the issues with my maxillary sinuses, both blocked by bone and infected. They were operated on.

      Second and most recent CT scan showed the blockages in my ethmoid and frontal sinuses. They were operated on last Monday.

      I suppose that I was glad that the CT scan showed what I was feeling, and at least it gave the ENT a sense of direction in what he feels could help me.

      Having sinus issues for many years you can get to the point of feeling kinda desperate and whilst surgery is not always desirable living with chronic sinusitis isn't either.

      Hopefully it will help to reduce the ear pain that I am still getting and voice issues.

      Do try irrigation, I have two electrical type devices as well as a traditional pot. I would consider them to be a game changer in helping me to manage this problem.

      Do you "feel" any congestion or mucous....? I am typically aware of feeling the mucous, sometimes in an area beyond blowing, if that makes sense.

      Best wishes for the CT scan.

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