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I'm slowly piecing together the symptoms i've had over many years and each time I Google what I have its pointing more towards Sinusitis.
I've suffered with headaches and migraines for about 20 years. I've also suffered face & dental pain (around my forehead, cheeks and upper teeth) post nasal drip, right ear pain, slight hearing loss and discharge, breathlessness and dizzy spells. Approx 10 years ago my Optician noticed my right pupil was larger than the other and referred me to the Opthamologist at my local hospital. They done some tests and found nothing. I've not really thought about it since, but today while I was putting on my mascara I noticed it, so Googled it to see if it could be connected to Sinusitis, and I found it can be. The breathlessness, dizziness and mild pain is always there, but I have flare ups of the mucus, post nasal drip, ear problems and more severe pain. I suffered a lot last year with Uterine Fibroids, Menoraghia, Anemia etc so my GP put the dizzy spells down to that. However, I had surgery for those things in December and my symptoms went through the roof. I developed anxiety, became scared to drive or even leave the house at one point as I was so off balance. Simple things like cooking became difficult because moving from one side of the kitchen to the other made me feel drunk. I felt like I was going mad, went to see my GP and broke down. She put me on Propranolol for Anxiety, but that made my symptoms worse. I took them for 3 weeks just in case I had to get used to them but still no joy so went back and she put me on Anti Psychotics for Vertigo. I took one later that day and almost passed out. My heart raced, I was dripping with sweat and shaking (probably a panic attack) and never took them again. I went and saw a different GP the following week and asked if it could be anything to do with my sinuses or ear. He had a quick look in my right ear and up my nostrils, said he couldn't see anything, but prescribed me a nasal spray and said to try it. 2 days later I was blowing out green mucus. I bought myself a Neilmed Sinus rinse kit and that helped clear it all out. Things were a bit better for a while, but now its back again. I don't have the mucus, yet, but the pain and dizziness is back. Although I still get anxious because of how dizzy and breathless I am, I force myself out and try to live as normal life as possible, but these symptoms are driving me nuts! Its so frustrating to constantly feel like i've been hit in the face with a shovel lol. I've lost faith in my GP surgery but wanted to see if anyone had experienced anything similar before I go back. I really think I should get referred to ENT so they can see if I have a sinus problem with an XRay or something. I should also add, I suffered a lot as a kid with glue ear, had Grommets about 4 times and had my tonsils and adenoids removed. Was discharged for all that though at approx age 10 (i'm now 35) please help!
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