Post # 1
I just had a CT scan done two nights ago and am anxiously awaiting the results. I have to admit that I am scared of surgery and/or something else being wrong too.
If you have had it, what were your symptoms like? How was it treated for you?
Post # 4
I had sinus surgery when I was in high school. Basically, above my eyes hurt badly all the time, just like regular pressure when you have sinue problems. I had a deviated septum that had to be corrected with surgery. It was closing off one side of my upper sinuses so it couldn’t drain properly.
Post # 5
What was your recovery like? I hear it’s pretty rough…
(Thank you for your reply )
Post # 6
I also have chronic sinusitis. I always have just had sinus issues. I actually got my first really bad sinus infection a month ago though. My doctor gave me antibiotics that only worked about a week after they were done. Then my sinus problems came back about 2 weeks later and now I’m miserable again. So at what point do I get a CT scan? I actually smashed my nose up pretty badly as a kid. I fell face first onto the hardwood floors from the top bunk of my bunkbed while sleeping about 3 times. I’m wondering if that has messed my nose up.
Post # 7
I do! I have chronic sinusitis. I have never met anyone else that does- I was diagnosed by an ear, nose, and throat specialist. I will tell you everything I know. Well, my nose used to turn blue and get swollen. My membranes are too close together, so they are constantly inflamed. The best thing I have found to help me is a netipot. I am also super allergic to perfume, chemicals (from bleach to paint), mold, dust- all of these things cause my sinuses to become irritated (further inflames and basically close up). = I have chronic sinus infections. Because the infection cannot drain (because the sinuses are closed) it ends up being a week or two of he**. I get a fever, I am on the couch, severe pain, it is horrible! I stopped taking antibiotics long ago because they are not good for you once you have them often. (I don’t want to build a tolerance.) I have learned to try to prevent the infections because they make me miss so much work or school and are miserable. As soon as I feel a twinge, or am around a chemical (I use natural products as much as possible like vinegar) I use my netipot to soothe the sinus passages and sort of clear out the irritants *so-to-say*. So, I don’t know if this helps at all. But that is my experience! A life-long condition I just have to manage- as far as I know there is nothing else I can do as far as surgery.
Post # 8
I don’t, but my dad does.
A few years ago, he was diagnosed. He also had a deviated septum, so they did surgery to repair that, and really clean out his sinus cavity. He also had sinus polyps, which were a big cause of the sinusitis, so he had those removed as well.
Recovery was 3 days in bed, they were really awful- lots of gauze, lots of T3’s, lots of pain. Black & blue face for about a week. But after that he felt amazing! He said it was like a whole new world of scents, and tastes, and just an over all feeling of wellness.
Since then, he still has some problems (mostly because he refuses to quite smoking, so everything just builds back up), but using hydrasense during pollen season, and using a netipot twice a day every day has been a life changer for him. His sinuses have really improved, and he doesn’t have nearly the problems he used to. His polyps also don’t grow back nearly as large, it’s just been a huge improvement overall.
Post # 9
Thank you so much for sharing your stories. It seems like a lot of people I know suffer from it, but have never done anything other than take antibiotics for weeks, every year.
Post # 10
@Tunacupcakes: I forgot to say that my doctor told me that those who had facial injuries often will get them due to a deviated septum, but it’s an easy fix. It may be worth looking into.
Post # 11
I got my results. I have a deviated septum. I am going to think about it for a few days and then decide if I want surgery or not…