Sinus - eye problems

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Hi I have had eye redness and aching behind the eyes for a while now, went to see an opthamologist who couldn't see anything wrong with the health of my eyes, it was only when I started getting post nasal drip that I thought maybe it wasn't sinus related, sure enough as soon as I started with a Neti pot and going down the sinus route I started to see an improvement, however my eyes still aren't 100% and I am still getting aches in my face and my head feels so heavy, does anyone have any advice on how to relieve sinus pressure?? Thanks 

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    Hi, I have had for months a left eye problem related to sinus issues it seems - waking up with a very sore, watery eye. As that's the side where I've had tooth issues and where a nasal spur is, it kind of makes sense. Optician thought that too. I'm on a waiting list to have sinus surgery done, three years now! Also, although I never have nasal discharge, I get it when this eye thing, blow my nose and it comes out of the left nostril.

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    Oh my goodness. Please tell me if you've felt any relief. I have the worst pain right underneath my eyebrows in the corner of my eyes. It won't quit!  I cannot concentrate at work. I also have a 2 year old at home. I'm on the verge of tears. I'm getting nervous something is wrong. 

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      Hi Dana I hope you have managed to find some relief for the pain in your eye. I too suffer from his god awful pain. I have had it on and off all of my 27 years but since may it has been constant along with a constant heahache that did not let up at all... In the end I paid for an MRI who diagnosed a chronic sinus infection. I have been given 2 weeks worth of antibiotics. I am on day 4 now and my headache has gone a bit but this eye pain is still the same. 

      I can't concentrate at work either. It really does take over doesn't it? Mine is my left eye, just above near the corner under my eyebrow. It's like a dull ache. 

      It's pretty scary. 

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    Mine is left as well, that's the side of rhe nasal spur. Also on antibiotics too at the moment, doxycycline. What are you on? Not a long term solution of course

    Any idea why you have a chronic infection?

    Thanks for replying

    Rumana

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      The nasal spur? I've not heard of that. I have been given Amoxicillin augmentin x 3 per day for 2 weeks. I think it's a last resort antibiotic as the lady said there's no other tablet after that one. It isn't a long term solution but I think they are hoping that it will clear mine up.... nothing yet though. 

      Are your antibiotics working? 

      The neurologist who checked my ct scan said that it was a left over cold which has caused the infection. I did have several bad colds last winter but I never felt sniffly or congested at all which is why I didn't put the eye pain and severe headaches down to sinuses. 

      Do you have any idea what's causing yours? 

      That's ok about replying. It's horrible and helps when someone else knows what your going through. 

      Jasmine

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    Hi, after more than ten years of suffering, they put a camera up the nose and found a nasal spur pressing on a turbinate and the other turbinates were swollen, explaining the congestion, infection and pain. I need an op but have been on the waiting list for three years!
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      What does the pain in your eye feel like? I wonder if I am suffering something similar. But I have never been congested. 

      Oh how awful... 3 years. You must be extremely frustrated. Any sign of them doing it soon? 

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    Well it was my teeth on that side first for years, even during root canal they had to stop because of the pain as they didn't know I had a pretty much constant sinus infection. This year rhe eye on that side started. It's like I wake up with a painful feeling of being poked and my eye waters, it's awful, first thought it was conjunctivitis as red sometimes but chemist said it shouldn't hurt. Then the optician said the same as the denist - it's your sinuses! The bane of my life.

    I would get the optician to give you the all clear. Also push for a camera endoscopy, ir may be just viral due to the cold but seems a long time for that? Could even be polyps or allergies. I felt better knowing what it was as it explained things to me, others just don't understand as it's a hidden, chronic condition

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      Wow your teeth. That's unbelievable isn't it but I suppose it is all connected. I went to the optician and I had a swollen optic nerve. This panicked then and I was taken straight to eye casualty. The swelling has since gone down thank god. It's obviously all linked but just don't know how. 

      It is a chronic condition. It's absolutely awful. I hope the antibiotics are working for you. smile 

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