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I am so frustrated. I apologize that this will be so long. I have always had a sinus infection 2 to 3 times a year. About 4 years ago I had a doozie that took about 3 months of augmentin to get over. Ever since then i've had either a sore throat, or ear pain, or congestion, or bronchitis, sore neck glands...Something all the time. I have been under an ent's care for 2 years. Allergy shots helped somewhat for about a year, plus steriod nasal sprays, zyrtec, etc. But since november i'm back to constant sore throat, bloody discharge from the back of the nose, infection at top of mouth where nasal drains, sore tongue, very sore neck glands. I feel like poop all the time. I've had the scope down my nose/throat..Founda growth which turned out to be errant tonsil tissue on tongue...(dont have tonsils since 6 years old). I've had a sinus ct. I've had 4 biopsies on various tongue sore spots. I take zyrtec, shots, sprays....Have had a constant need to clear my throat for 2 years. I dont know what else to do. I've done augmentin, celophin (?), prednisone several times, penecillan. They are going to do another scope next month. I'm fearful I have some kind of cancer...Can anybody relate to these severe symptoms?/
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First Helper 8biskit
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replied May 26th, 2004
Hi there, yes I can relate to your symptoms. I too have had the constant sore throat for about a year now, along with a constant congestion, bleeding nose, cough and sinus infections. I too feel like I am gonna die! My glands in my neck swelled way up and hurt very bad, then a week later, while on my 5th course of antibiotic, all my lymph nodes in my body swelled up. My doc ran a bunch of tests and it came back as a staph infection of the throat and airways that was resistant to antibiotic. Doc put me on sulfatrimethoprim for 10 days and it stated to work, but slowly. I have been off the med now for 2 weeks and I am just now starting to feel better. Doc said I got it in my lungs and upper airways and that is why I am so sick. I have been very ill since march 20 with this recent bout, but thank god the sulfatrimethoprim worked cause I was about ready to jump off a bridge cause of the pain. I still feel real tired and my throat is still a little irritated around my left tonsil, but noting like before. You may want to have a throat culture done to check for staph. I had my blood cultured for it too.Normal antibiotics will not kill it. Nor will the allergy meds. I know cause that is what my doc tried on me too. Best of wishes, I know what you are feeling.Try some sulfamethoprim. Ask your doc for a prescription.
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replied November 26th, 2012
Sinus sufferers
Try acupuncture; many sinus sufferers get relief here.
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replied September 26th, 2007
In Response to Chronic Throat, Gland, Sinus Problems....
In response to Chronic Throat, Gland, Sinus Problems....feel Like I'm Dying
Posted: 05-22-04 8:28am, I was looking on the web because of similar chronic problems, altho not to the extent you have suffered. One thing that I found was an article about the good bacteria being destroyed because of using so many antibiotics. So we need to build up the good bacteria. I know there are numberous probiotics available. Perhaps that will be of help. I hope so.
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replied September 29th, 2007
I hear you...I've been like that all my life, since I was about 3. I suffered from bad allergies in the summer, had nose bleeds in the middle of the night. As an adult, I still have allergies, constant post nasal drip, have had turbinate and sinus surgery and I still suffer. Had my first nose bleed last night in years, but I have always had bloody drainage. I have given up going to the doctor for it. My nose is always swollen inside around the bridge. Antihistamines dry me up too much so I don't take them often. The previous post cjcarl has some good advice that I'm going to try. My glands used to be swollen all the time until I got my tonsils out. The sinus problems remain. I wish I could find therapy this works.

I see you posted this 3 years ago...I hope you are doing better

Here's hoping I don't bleed again in my sleep tonight

If I find anything that works, I'll share it with you.
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replied March 4th, 2009
sinus
hi im a 28 year old female who has been suffering with a pain in my nasal cavity feels like throbbin makes me extremely dizzy for about almost 2 years cant take it anymore was treated like it was a sinus infection wich i do have draining in the back of throat butnthe dizziness is unbearable i feel dizzy clammy almost like im going to have a heart attack cant even be in public out to dinner cause i start panicin its the craziest feeling ever can anyone relate or give me advice please???
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replied March 26th, 2012
I have the same problems. I have had 4 sinus surgeries. I think when the nasal passages are blocked and swollen you have the sensation like you are suffocating. This feeling is probably making you have anxiety and panic symptoms as well. I have found that simple nasal saline, deep breathing and steam treatments help a lot. Try to remove allergens such as dust, pet dander,food allergies ect.. Vitamins like C, B12 ect are life savers. Drinks lot of water you are not dying, you will be fine. See a dr if you don't feel any relief.
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replied March 18th, 2009
ear nose throat problems cronic
hi i am a 34 year male. i have had drainage into my left lung, nose bleeds, ear infections, many years. i have had one nose surgery for deviated septum. this helped my breating and reduced the ear infections. however the other symptoms remain. currently i am getting alergy shots, meds, singular, perscription sudafed, nasal spray, rinse, atarax, and an antihistamin. some times i think this mix shuffeld my symptoms but after one day swiming. or cold air, i went back to my most frequent symptoms drainage into lungs, nasal congestion and sinus pain. next month back to ear nose and throat docter. wish me luck. has any body with these symptoms for years found relief. the bigest impact so far on my symptoms was the surgery.
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replied May 10th, 2009
No Allergies but bad sinusitis
Hi,
I have been suffering for the last 5 years with the above problems,Pressure in my head,sinus pain,ear pressure clammy face,swollen glands,occasional sore throat and top of mouth and post nasal drip but never get runny nose but generally feel awful.I have had allergy tests and they say I dont have any,so why do I feel like this.I have an appointment at ENT next month.I only mamage to blow anything out of my nose about twice a year for a week at a time and I feel brilliant in this time but the rest of the year I am usually suffering with the sinus pain?Can anyone else relate to this?
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replied May 16th, 2009
Thank God I'm not alone with this
Sorry this is gonne be a little lengthy. I too have some of the same symptoms. About two years ago I must have gotten a bad ear infection. Although it didn't cause too much pain, it would feel like my ears were closing up and my hearing got muffled. This went off and on for a while and I was getting swollen glands a little. At the end of Feb. of this year, I got a HORRENDOUS earache that kept me up all night. Since then I've gotten this weird feeling in my ear (not so much as a pain, but like something just isn't right). It kind of feels clogged (especially when I first get up in the morning). I started getting this witchy feeling in the muscle of my neck, when I swallow I feel like a tiny pop or crackle in my ear, the tissue or muscle in my neck seems to be inflamed, my gland; or at least I think it's my gland; is swollen, and I feel a little dizzy. It feels like there'spressure built up in my e/n/t system. All of this happening on the left side of my neck/head. And also 9 times out of ten my nose is stuffed on the left side. Again I apologize for this being so long, but I just want help to ge it fixed.
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replied May 10th, 2012
chronic sinus and ears
My problems are almost identical to yours.Can you please help me,did you get the treatment which was needed? Many thanks
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replied June 2nd, 2009
ENT problems with no solution Life threatning Sleep Apnea
I am a 29 year old female who has just moved into a new home last Sept. of 2008 since then I keep Swollen lymph nodes in my neck sore throat tonsilitis pneaumonia strep throat twice and developed moderate sleep apnea and have to have a cpap machine. No ENT can fix my problem or tell me the problem i also keep Sinusitis w/post nasal drip. HELP! Anyone have any suggestions. This is no life to me to feel this way all the time.
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replied June 11th, 2009
Surgery
I have all of the above as well plus VERY bad breath and after 12 months I finally saw a ENT specialist and said I needed 2 surgerys. 1 is to remove my tonsils as the bad breath and tonsil stones come from there plus some stuff in my nose that has swelled up. I forget what it's called but he said I needed surgery.

Scared as hell actually as I know nohting about the procedures so I am going in to get a 2nd opinion.
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replied June 13th, 2009
I actually think i have found out what may be causing the problems I went Tuesday to an allergy specialist and they ran all sorts of tests where they prick your back with the actual allergen and well I am allergic to every freaking thing they tested for except cockroaches ain't that something! I am allergic to all grasses, trees, weeds, flowers, cats, dogs, dustmites, pollen, candida (yeast), which means I am pretty much allergic to myself. All these allergens have been releasing toxins in my body which cause to feel like crap, all the aches, pains, and just not feeling good. Also the post nasal drip contributes to the sore throat swollen lymph nodes throat infections also the sleep apnea I have developed b/c my allergies have spun out of control, so I get my first allergy shot in Sept they gave me a nose mist that starts with a v i use it daily they also gave me zyrtec to take as needed. Hope this all helps someone else.
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replied June 22nd, 2009
sinus problems
Do these symptoms cause any of you to feel like sleeping all the time. I always have a masklike feeling of my eyes and the top of my head feels heavy, my nasal passages are open and drain but feel inflamed. The thing that worries me the most is that I always feel sleepy and have to force myself to get things done. And, therefore, my concentration is shot.
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replied June 2nd, 2013
Oh yes, i feel so sleepy all the time. i sleep 9 hours but want to sleep more. heavy feeling in the eyes and over bridge of nose, sinuses feel raw and i feel like poop.. thick mucus in throat and clearing throat a lot. raw feeling in nose whenever i breathe, cold air and dust and wind bother me. so tired like chronic fatigue syndrome. had these symptoms for two years ever since i contracted a fungal lung disease.. i think it is all caused by fungus.. oregano oil helps me. when i take 5 drops morning and night i feel better but don't like to take it all the time as i will build up resistance to it. probiotics are also very important to take every day..
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replied June 28th, 2009
I'm having same problms ent told me i have rhinitis which is causing sinus problems. my glands are swollen and i feel like crap. tried all sorts of antibiotics but it aint going away. its Affecting daily routines as stuck in most of time due to feeling ill.
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replied July 27th, 2009
Post nasil drip caused bleeding
I have been suffering from some of the Dame type ps symptoms. About 10 months ago I got diagnosed with high BP. Just out of the blue my throat started shooting out blood. Went to the hospital, they checked me out even did a cat scan and did not know how to help me. When to my doc and he said my high BP make the tiny vain in my thrsot pop from all the irratating it gets from my post nasil drip. I got my BP down but my throat always feels kinda swollen and I have a little hard time swallowing some hard foods. I also have a swollen lymph node on my left side and some weird sharp pains once in a while in my left ear. Any body else have these symptoms?
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replied October 13th, 2009
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I can relate 8biskit, I've gone past that stage now, I don't even get sleepy anymore, my heart just pumps extra hard, I've either made myself stronger or I'm hyperventilating more often, either way its not a good state to be in. My doctor suggested to me I have a low grade sinus infection (one that I've had for 6 years?!) but its the best diagnosis I've got right now. Just keep trying, the more physical symptoms you and can describe the better because its easier to diagnose and therefore easier to treat. Me, I have hardly any standout symptoms at all other than tinnitus and feeling like I have a cold all the time which makes it harder to diagnose and easier to dismiss as just depression or some other fluffy diagnosis. Yeah good luck, I don't want to live another year, at least death will cure it!
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replied November 22nd, 2009
I have been suffering from pharyngitis disease more than 30 years.I couldn't drink cold water,sour juice,eat ice-cream.I had running nose always,even in summer,because of air conditioners.I couldn't breath cold air,no matter,it is air condition inside or chilly winter air outside.I am always had red throat,running nose and dry cough.Doctors was saying,that my immune system very week and proscribed antibiotics only.Two years ago i discovered amazing Calli tea.And recently,i started taking Quercetin with bromelain.Result is incredible!My nose stopped running.And now,even in end of November ,i could breath cold air without any cough.If you have any question,my e-mail me:irinayuriy@verizon.net
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replied May 27th, 2010
Hello, I am 32 years old & for the past 5 months I have been suffering from what I thought was sinus infections. That is what the dr was treating me for anyway. So I was on 4 or 5 different antibiotics. Then I was referred to a ears nose & throat dr & he ran a catscan of my sinus. Well, come to find out my sinus look perfectly fine. But here are the symptoms all over again, like they never went away. I have horrible head pressure, sore/scratchy throat, hot & cold sweats at times,swollen glands, sore ears, fatigue, & a upset stomach. So, I was doing some research & came across the epstein barr syndrome, so I went to the dr's yesterday & got some blood drawn for that & mono. I really hope to find out what this is soon because I am typically an energetic person, but this feeling all the time & being tired is no fun at all Sad
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replied May 27th, 2010
Hello, I am 32 years old & for the past 5 months I have been suffereing from what I thought was sinus infections. That is what the dr was treating me for anyway. So I was on 4 or 5 different antibiotics. Then I was referred to a ears nose & throat dr & he ran a catscan of my sinus. Well, come to find out my sinus look perfectly fine. But here are the symptoms all over again, like they never went away. I have horrible head pressure, sore/scratchy throat, swollen glands, sore ears, fatigue, & a upset stomach. So, I was doing some research & came across the epstein barr syndrome, soI went to the dr's yesterday & got some blood drawn for that & mono. I really hope to find out what this is soon because I am typically an energetic person, but this feeling all the time & being tired is no fun at all Sad
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replied June 6th, 2010
hello,im 28 and feel the sleepyness as well and have been stuck with all of the above "described hells" but more than 8 years now the pain is unbareable like im in a
lucent dreaming state to where I see things tht arent even there. ive been on auto pilot 4 ever now just barely getting threw the day. i slept for 3 days straight back in /07 , and ever since then ive been plagued with a slamming headache, lymphoids swollen threw out entire body entire head , arm pits,and neck plus legs , i get spasms in my temple now too. had a stroke like symptom, ikinda started vibrating,, it was the most f!@ked thing tht ever has happens to me. all i did to get threw it was breath normal, and try to calm my thought from locking up and stoping me from breathing.
ever sence that, now i feel as if i stop breathing every night and just pull threw every night with more and more brain damage from lack of oxygen. can anyone relate to this ?
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replied June 30th, 2012
When ever i cough my mom looks at me and say r u ok but my ribs feels like i pulled them and my sister friend keep on saying go to the doctors and every time i cough it feels and sounds like im dying i dont know what to do
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