My name is Daniel, and 2 months ago I started having this symptoms:
- Weakness in the legs
- My eyes felt tired
I first associated this symptoms with the computer and neon light, as I was getting dizzy/vertigo's in large stores and at the PC.
After visiting many doctors I had a CT done.
The result said: Left Sphenoid Sinusitis
I went to a ENT doctor who started me on antibiotics and said I should get a MRI done.
After 10 days of antibiotics I had the MRI who said again Left Sphenoid Sinusitis.
I still feel dizzy, am currently taking Betahistine.
The next step, from what I'm told is to have an endoscopic surgery. Before going there I must ask:
So can something else be wrong?
Can this sinusitis be the one that is giving me the symptoms?
Everyones sinuses are different and react differently. I too was experiencing the same symptems plus some additional ones as well. My MRI just came back saying that the infection is going away so I am not a candidate for endoscopic surgery. I suggest to you to have the surgery or bite the bullet and keep trying different antibiotics for it is a hard infection to reach. Have you tried Avlox? Once the infection starts going down, you will notice a very, slow, anoying recovery. I'm still having vision problems but assume they will go away once the infection drains...Good luck and hang in their...you are not alone!
You will start to notice a pin prick pressure underneath your eyeball which eventually start popping...trust me, everytime it starts to pop, you notice the pressure start to slowley get better! When you start the recovery stage, everyday you will notice improvement from the day before!
Effectiveness os FESS Surgery for Chronic Sinusitus
My CT scan indicates pan sinusitus. I have headaches, sore throat that come and go, fever and fatigue that are relieved by antibiotics but recur. Then I take antibiotics again. My ENT in New York (Weill Cornell) suggested surgery. A 2nd opinion (From a top ENT in France) said sinus surgery in general had risks and a significant failure rate. HOW EFFECTIVE IS SURGERY IN TREATING SINISITUS?
Faced between dull headaches for the rest of my life or questionable surgery, I don't know what to do!!!!
Also, I am puzzled by the fact that I do not have congestion. Does anyone else have "dry sinisitus"? My New York ENT said I could have drainage from my sinuses to my throat.
I had sphenoid sinusitis and it cleared up with the help of one (or both) of two things: Mucinex-D, and/or "super-antibiotics." I am inclined to think it was the Mucinex-D, because, I was sitting-up in bed after about 2 weeks with the infection and just a few days of Mucinex-D, simply snorted and felt this huge glob go down my throat (sorry for the visual.) Immediately, I felt the pressure melt away and I was able to walk around without pain. Let me describe the pain and what I think caused the whole mess:
I squarely put blame on using the Neti Squeeze (not Neti Pot) for my sphenoid sinusitis. Granted, I did squeeze fairly hard and did not boil the water first, but I am convinced that I inadvertently squirted bacteria into my sphenoid sinus, since pain began developing in the days following (and I had never used the Neti Squeeze before.) The pain was debilitating. I first went to the emergency room, thinking I had meningitis. Riding in a car was torture, as the vibrations increased the pressure the shpenoid sinus was putting on my brain. Laying in a reclined position was one of the few positions I could comfortably be in.
So here's the take-away from my experience: take Mucinex-D for several days to help drain the infection. Be prepared for the side-effects of anxiety. It sucks. Using hot, sterile water with the Neti POT could help loosen it too. Hope this helps, I know how painful this infection is.