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Symptoms of a really bad sinus infection

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Hi!

I just recently had a baby 6 months ago and since I've gotten pregnant, I've been experiencing a runny or stuffy nose. I did breastfed up until about 5 months so I know that comes with the territory. But about 2 weeks ago I flipped my head over to dry my hair and when I came back up I became extremely dizzy. Not *seeing stars* dizzy, my eye sight went wonky. Then I got VERY nauseous and the only time I felt fine was by laying flat on my back. If I attempted to even lift my head, the nausea returned. I stayed in bed for about another day and started taking some Amoxicillin and sudaphed. The nausea gradually got better and I just stopped taking the antibiotic a couple days ago for fear of taking it too long but I still get dizzy when I turn my head or get up out of bed and I have pressure around my eyes, forehead and cheeks as well as some drainage. Could there be something in my house I'm allergic too, or just a really bad sinus infection/inner ear infection? Should I go see a ENT?
Thanks so much!
Layla
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replied July 21st, 2010
I have always kept a sinus infection.The symptoms that you are describing to me sound very much like what I would go through with my infections. I would be well and then another one would usually be less than a week away. It seemed that I was always on some sort of antibiotic. I kept on to where I would go in and see the doctor and he would already know why I was coming in before he eve enter the room to see me. I though it was never going to end.

My Mother-in-law started my on a product called Reliv at the beginning of this year. It is really just a nutrition shake. I take it twice a day and I have not been to the doctor since I started taking it in January. I have always keep a sinus infection and at first I didn't really think about the improvements except for the fact that I seemed to have more energy but around Easter I noticed that I was smelling something that I have never smelt before. I had to ask what it was and it turns out that it was an Easter Lilly. I had never smelt them before due to my sinus issues, so I highly recommend the product for people with sinus issues. I can get you some information on it if your interested in giving it a try. I know from my own personal experience that I had improvements with it.
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replied October 25th, 2010
Labrynthitis?
Please have your doc check you for labrynthitis. This is some sort of condition of the inner ear that can cause dizziness and spinning of the room sensation. I have had this while pregnant and also right after having my babies. There is medication they can give you to stop the dizziness and spinning if labrynthitis is the cause. I know this does not address your sinus issues but when you are pregnant everything swells(nasal passages specifically) and it can make it hard to breathe. Increased swelling and fluid can lead to this labrynthitis as well. Just something to look into. Also if you have a chronic sinus infection(I get these and had them while pregnant) you will feel extra miserable while pregnant just because of the extra swelling too. You posted in July so hopefully now(it is October) you have had the baby and are feeling some relief. Congrats to you on your little bundle and hope you are feeling better. Smile
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replied October 25th, 2010
Sorry, I just reread and you already had your baby. Smile I had labrynthitis after I had my twins which caused a dizzy sensation and forced me to lay down all the time. As far as sinus symptoms, I would recommend going to see a ENT so they can check and see if your sinuses are normal. If you are feeling lousy and have chronic sinus infections you could have a devated septum. You also may just need to be a longer round of antibiotics. General docs don't always understand how to treat chronis simus infections. They require long term antibiotic treatment in some cases. Usually they will just send you on your way with a 7-10 day course. This may work on an average sinus infection but most chronic sinus sufferers need a longer treatment period to get rid of the infection adequately(sometimes it even takes months of treatment). Find a good doc who will check all avenues for you. I know how difficult it can be taking care of a little one when everything is spinning and dizzy around you. My twins were 7 months old when I had the labrynthitis. It did go away with some medication. Good Luck to you. Smile
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replied December 6th, 2010
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Dear LaylaYeates,
Put some salt in hot water and inhale the salt-water steam twice a day. It usually helps to clear the sinusitis and loosen the mucus. I get good result doing it.
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