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I’m a 28 year old male with acute sinusitis and a deviated septum and my sinus cavities are packed with polyps. When I was younger I had an allergy test done, and I was allergic to a few things, 20 years later, same test I was so allergic to everything they put on me that they had to stop because I swelled up so much. I don’t understand how that could happen that I could be so allergic to so many things in a few years.
Recently i have been told i need surgery to correct my bilateral concha bullosa and my deviated septum. I was wondering whether this surgery would fix my ear pain as well because i am considering becoming a flight attendant. Thank you.
Does anyone know if that is true? I am VERY worried but the docs say I'm fine - just have to have polyps removed and deviated septum fixed. Do you think I could have a sinus thrombosis? If I did, how soon would it kill me? I've had symptoms for a couple weeks now and my right eyelid is drooping. Opthamologist said nerves look fine and pressure is good and MRI doesn't show a blood clot. Should I press for the MRV the doc on here mentioned?
Thanks for the input, I do not feel so alone. OH, I did ask ENT about the deviated septum and that I probably have had all my life, and why now, why surgery? His only answer is that sometimes when people get to their 40's these symptoms start to get worse and he could not guarantee that the surgery would fix the problem. and I am not 40 yet, by the way.. I am just a bit skeptical of this surgery..want to check all other avenues first. sorry so long...
I have been checked out by Neuro, ENT and GP and NOTHING. I'm wondering if I have TMJ but I don't know. Here are my symptoms... Right ear pain Right ear fullness/ringing Pain behind right eye spot headaches on right side grinding teeth at night stiff neck - going into my shoulders I had an MRI/MRA back in Oct and all it showed was chronic sinusitis which I am being treated for by my ENT however he knows the pain is not coming from my ear. I am worried. Could this be an aneursym?
They got their shots and boy were they crying. And it was so sad and cute to see Maks's expression every time the nurse stuck him with a needle. No more shots till their 12 month appointment! yay!! My poor Maks has to go to the eye doctor. We've noticed one of his eyes moves to the side when he looks straight. Its become more noticeable these past few weeks. So he has an appointment next friday the 25th. My poor guy cant catch a break. Its always him!!
I have Hashimoto's and have been on thyroid replacement since 1978. I currently take levothyroxin .150. I lost my sense of smell several years ago and can smell absolutely nothing. I have gone to numerous specialists with not results. Doctors just think I am nuts. Glad to get some validation.
i have a badly deviated septum (cartlidge inside my nose) which causes pain /pressure between the eyes and nose area generally- i think this is contributing to the balance issues but the anxiety triggers the symptoms. when i am not anxious symptoms go away. i have tried hypnotherapy and this helps with stress.
plastic surgery in July (breast reduction and tummy tuck; high blood pressure and I am hypoglecemic. My PCP states he heard something in my neck and has ordered a Caritoid Ultrasound but I am concern that this is not my problem and it is something we are missing. I am having a low grade headache;some low grade burred vision; dizziness when turning over in the bed and some facial pain behind my eyes. Please tell me if we should be looking at other things.
If this is a seasonal allergy period where you live, it is a time to take extra care to carefully dust (make sure the dust is captured and disposed of and not flying around - it would be best to have someone who does not have bad allergies dust for you), avoid strong chemical exposure and known food allergies. Stay inside in a filtered/airconditioned environment as much as possible. Steamy showers sometimes help drain the passages.
ENT says everything looks OK. He did tell me that the ear canal is more narrow on left side and that I have a slightly deviated septum. He ordered a tympanogram which back normal. which leads me to everal questions.... 1. Is it possible to have ET dysfunction with a "normal" tympanogram" 2. Does a normal Tympanogram mean that the ear is Popped? 3. If this is allergy related as one ENT suggested - swould't I have symptoms in Both ears? 4.
I was ecstatic, thinking that I finally had an answer, and that things would return to normal, how they were before I first had problems and was diagnosed w/ a deviated septum. Short story long, the doctor put me on prednisone and antibiotics. While I was on the prednisone, I could breathe, my nose stopped running so much, but still ran some, and I could finally smell again. But, once I went off the prednisone, it came right back........
And nothing seems to help. I've tried aspri - doesn't work. I try massaging my breast and shoulders and that seems to help a tiny bit. Usually the pain is very dull...but one night I woke up in excruciating pain for about 10 seconds, then it went back to being dull. I'm 24, and I am being treated for Anxiety/Panic Disorder. My Psychiatrist does not think it's related. Does ANYONE have ANY ideas about what could be going on with me?!?!?!
If I get the insurance to pay for the deviated septum and also consider a rhinoplasty for comsetic reasons and they agree to do this at the same time will I get a discount? I ask this because many fees is already paid for like anesthesia. I have no cartilage in the tip of my nose around 1 cm thick skin covers the cartilage that I have.. Sorry for writing soo confusing but I'm confused hope you understand... Thanks for reading and I expect some great answers and support..
deviated septum that is blocking air through your nose! You can start by seeing an Ear Nose Throat Specialist and if his tests checks out fine, maybe even go to a sleep clinic. But I do not think that your problems is heart-related.
I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists and everything else u can think of. All CT scans, MRI of brain and blood work keep coming back clean and ok. Nothing I try seems to work. There was a period of time about 3 and a half years ago that the symptoms lifted for about 4 months and then it returned full force.
Nitric oxide is lethal to bacteria and viruses and is also known to increase oxygen absorption in your lungs from 10-25 percent. This is why it's important to inhale through your nose, especially when you are exercising. Your smell and taste buds are connected. If you can't breathe well through your nose, then your sense of smell will suffer, which means that your sense of taste will be altered as well. This can lead to appetite and weight issues.
Attacks could last minutes or hours and any combination of symptoms would happen. And in between attacks, my heart would regularly do many strange things - tachy, brady, irregular rhythm, extremely forceful beats, 'flip-flopping' feelings, etc. I also sometimes experienced a sensation of the heart stopping and restarting - immediately after the restart I would feel a MASSIVE, uncomfortable surge of adrenaline and the heart would beat very fast for a little while.
They had sent me in for MRI's, CT scans, etc. They had found a deviated septum, and noticed that my sinuses were plugged at the time, but they didn't do or say anything about that. They found nothing else so said it was MS. She asked if they had ever looked in my ears. What??? My ears? Why? She asked if I had ever had ear problems. I had to have them drained constantly as a kid.
• A defect or injury in the cartilage of the nose, called a deviated septum, can cause chronic blockage in the nasal area. This may be corrected by surgery. • Other irritants can inflame the nasal passages, such as air pollution, cigarette smoke, cigar smoke, and perfumes made from synthetic ingredients. Once again, see your doctor, or avoid the irritants. • Asthma is an immune disease, and asthma sufferers are highly susceptible to sinusitis.
I went to an ENT in late 2007 because I read that I may have sinusitis, post nasal drip, etc. The ENT stated I have a “massive deviated septum”. That made sense because my whole life I have had a “stuffy” feeling nose that hurts a little when pinched. It made me wonder from all the crying and such in 2005 if I messed up my sinuses somehow and got a chronic nasal infection.
Last infection was kept on anti-biotics 20 days. Then was sent to ENT- had a CT and he claims my septum is deviated and putting pressure on my turbinate (left side). I cannot function, I have severe dizziness, drainage 24-7. Was also put on Prednisone 6 days and this was the only meds that helped. Once I completed the round, the blurred vision, and head pressure came back.. I have been using Alavert D12 and Flonase for past week. Just recently, have had vision issues again and dizziness.
Because years ago I had such a blocked nose along with ear pressure and couldn't take it. So I had 2 nose surgery's for a deviated septum and right now I can breath fantastic. But like you said as for me too I thought this would (of course fix my nose) but fix my ear fullness as well, but it didn't. My ears pop all the time and even with a little noise my right ear crackles everytime, it *****.
He found one completely blocked and infected and a deviated septum. He referred me to an EMT who recommended surgery to correct both problems. I had the surgery, but he had not done a good job on the deviated septum so I had to have that operation again. It seemed for awhile that the problem was clearing up. I had another appointment already scjeduled at the VA for my annual checkup.
I HAD A COLD BACK IN APRIL ALONG W/AN EAR INFECTION. I WAS GIVEN ANTIBIOTICS FOR 7 DAYS & IT HELPED. A WEEK LATER I HAD PAIN IN EAR AGAIN. WENT ON ANOTHER ANTIBIOTIC & IT HELPED. I WENT TO AN ENT & HE DID A SINSUS SCAN WHICH SHOWED A DEVIATED SEPTUM. I STILL HAVE PROBLEMS WITH MY EARS. EAR FULLNESS & EARACHE PAIN. AFTER 3 MONTHS I WAS GIVEN A STERIOD TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION. BEFORE THAT MY DOCTOR ID A MYRINGOTOMY W/OUT TUBES TO SEE IF THAT WOULD HELP. THAT DID NOT HELP.
I would go along with nursegirl's suggestions. I have the breathing issues too, but I do have a very deviated septum and tight tense muscles, the clenched jaw and tight neck and shoulder muscles. I was also told that I am a mild asthmatic. So it kind of surprises me that you have no such medical conditions and yet you have this symptom. I guess it goes to show that anxiety can mimic many diseases.
Several months ago, I was as surprised to find a forum where people were talking about gnats flying up their noses. I think both problems are related and have to do with some kind of decay stuck in the sinuses. As far as the burning smell, I have been able to make it go away by putting various home remedies in my nose and using a neti pot. Now, sometimes I smell a sweet smell, like donuts, but I can make that go away, too, temporarily.
I would definitely seek aftercare after you finally decide to quit and stop taking the drug for good so that your emotions aren't flying off the handle. I hope my advice has helped you, and good luck in your journey, because thats what it is. We are all here for you. Ping me if you need me.
so what happened with you and all the others posted here?? Yes, add me to the list! I woke up 3 days ago with this problem and its been getting worse! I thought someone had punched me in the nose and I blocked it out! Happy I guess to see I'm not the only one with this weird nose pain and swelling!
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