Deviated septum and weakness

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I had a septoplasty in the summer to repair my badly deviated septum. I now wake up alert and full of energy for the first time in my life and school is a breeze. I had so many problems that I thought for sure it could not be related to my sinuses. ALL of them were. I feel like my life before the surgery was just wasted because I didn't function at half the level I now do.
I was fine for about a month but then in February 2007 I started feeling weakness and stiffness in my legs and when I walked almost a feeling of un-coordination and that my foot would hit the ground but it would take a second before my leg would be stable and I've had a stiff neck, lower back burning and discomfort and some mild balance problems and fatigue.
A few weeks later I began getting headaches every day for about 3 months - that went away for about a month then I began having balance problems and weakness in the legs for the past 9 months. So far I have had sinus CT scan - revealed a deviated septum with nasal spur. Brain MRI came up clean. Been diagnosed with several allergies, mild sleep apnea and subluxation in my neck and lower back.
I DO have muscle weakness also. Don't know if my NCS attributes to it along w/ my MS. (Yes, I have MS). AND my muscles also get fatigued as well as fatigue easily (hope that makes sense). So Yes for both of them for me. I also have MVP w/ Moderate Regurgitation. Why not go ahead and have the Echo done? An EKG will not necessarily pick up on this. It will only pick up on the Tachy or Arrithmia's (sp).
Do you use nasal sprays other then saline? Do you have a deviated septum? Have you had any blood work done and your clotting factor checked? I think I would check these things out. Good luck.
I have been having trouble for the past year with violent hand tremors that can sometimes spread throughout my body, especially after any sort of exercise, severe headaches that are not treated by common analgesics, I have to take Profrin tablets and they rarely work, as well as extreme generalized fatigue that is not benefited by sleep and muscular weakness. These symptoms ebb and flow in a progressive matter.
A month later they've started up again. I do have a deviated septum. Test results showed my clotting factor is working normally. I also have high b.p., but my readings have been only slightly elevated (related to stress) and my physician doesn't think it could be causing the nosebleeds. I recently had extensive blood work done, but do not have the results yet. After a nosebleed and sometimes between incidents, I feel pressure in my face.
he told me I had fluid in my ear and gave me some meds, that went away and then I began to have headaches daily for 3 months and then they went away. I was fine for about a month but then in February 2007 I started feeling weakness and stiffness in my legs and when I walked almost a feeling of un-coordination and that my foot would hit the ground but it would take a second before my leg would be stable and I've had a stiff neck and some mild balance problems.
I had sinus surgery recently (about three weeks ago) to fix a deviated septum, drain certain sinuses, reduce my turbinates, and remove a cyst in the maxillary sinus, but I'm still feeling pretty lousy. I have chills occasionally, headaches, a weird feeling in my throat and body weakness. Even my eyesight seems impaired, esp. with reading. My ENT tells me that I'll feel better as the weeks go on, but it is going slowly. Anyone have a similar experience?
It turned out that I was born with OSA and some abnormalities in my sinuses and nose (later on, I developed a deviated septum which worsened the already present symptoms). After several surgeries, many of my problems are much less. However, many of your symptoms cannot be explained by sinus issues. You could have both a sinsus problem and a neurological issue. The fact that you became aware of the two issues near the same time could be coincidence.
I forgot to mention I also have mild nausea and post nasal drip. This is mostly caused by a deviated septum and enlarged Turbinates though. I was actually scheduled to have this fixed on July 16 but had to cancel because of all this other drama.
Hello, I could not get through on the ENT forum and hoped you could maybe help. I moved into the upstairs (attic conversion) of a large house 6 years ago and shortly after my nose became constantly swollen and dry (not running), and the inside nasal tissue looks quite red. Also, I began having a tremendous pressure headache 24/7, deep behind my forehead (feels like the inside of my head is asleep), and symptoms of BPPV that come and go.
I was fine for about a month but then in February 2007 I started feeling weakness and stiffness in my legs and when I walked almost a feeling of un-coordination and that my foot would hit the ground but it would take a second before my leg would be stable and I've had a stiff neck, lower back burning and discomfort and some mild balance problems and fatigue.
It didn't alarm me at first because I've always had issues with my sinuses growing up (I believe I have a deviated septum). It's not unusual for me to get mini colds throughout the year, even though I take multivitamins. While I have experienced some of the symptoms of a cold throughout this 2 week period (occasional sneezing, coughing and runny nose), I realized that the back of my throat looks irritated and I have a dark spot on the right side.
Expected flow-voids shown at the base of the brain. There is no significant sinusitis, or orbital pathology. Nasal septum is slightly deviated to the left side. There is a small polyp/cyst in the left anterior nasal passage. Impression: Essentially stable appearance of the white matter as described. Findings are nonspecific. 4/23/08 MRI Preliminary Report: 1. If no acute territory infarct. 2. No intracranial mass or mass effect. 3.
To be honest, everyone has a deviated nasal septum, whether or not they had trauma. If your nasal congestion is back, then you may want to talk to your surgeon about further corrective measures. There's a small chance that opening up your nose will help your fatigue issues. Take a look at my article on obstructive sleep apnea and upper airway resistance syndrome. http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/42438?personal_page_id=500339 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/42145?
Hi, welcome to the forum, the most common cause for sinusitis is Deviated nasal septum (DNS). This condition leads to obstruction and breathing difficulty. This can lead to sinus infection, ear infection and headaches. Other possibilities are laryngeal web, asthma, any structural abnormalities in the nasal passage such as nasal polyps, hypertrophied turbinates etc. You need to undergo detailed examination of nose and radiography of the sinuses to rule out existing sinusitis.
I was fine for about a month but then in February 2007 I started feeling weakness and stiffness in my legs and when I walked almost a feeling of un-coordination and that my foot would hit the ground but it would take a second before my leg would be stable and I've had a stiff neck, lower back burning and discomfort and some mild balance problems and fatigue.
I went to the doctor today to get some nasal spray and I think I'll probably get surgery to fix my deviated septum. My sinus infections are always the worst on the side where I broke my nose. So I don't think it is at all a coincidence.
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?
I have had chronic sinusitis for past year, was sent to ENT, had CT-it showed deviated septum, and so on. After 6-7 anti-biotics throughout the year, with no relief I finally got septoplasy (nasal) surgery. This was too help eliviate pressure in and behind my eyes. I did not recover well, it has been 8 weeks, have been on steroids twice, anti-biotics twice. I feel I had infection when surgery took place. I still have blurry vision and pressure and seeing black spots.
I am trying to diagnose myself since this condition is affeting my work as well as personal life being unable to perform regular activities due to the severe weakness that is overall making it difficult to on occasion stand erect or cross the room and overall pain and weakness throughout my body.
until I plugged each nostril and found that air flow was strained in one nostril. Later, a CT scan would reveal that I have quite a deviated septum. The point is, I thought my breathing was fine...until I actually tried the nostril breathing test. Wow, was and do I continue to be congested. No wonder I felt good after a cry lol! Blew out all the nasal congestion on account of it. 8-] Best of luck.
Four years ago I broke my nose and have since been diagnosed with chronic sinusitus, deviated septum, nasal polyps and a possible mucus pocket, as well as white matter changes on the brain. I have anxiety, depression, off balance feeling, shakiness, weakness, slow, dumb feeling, dizziness, sore throat, ear aches, swollen neck lymph nodes, headaches, stomach ache, weird taste in my mouth, pain and pressure behind and above eyes and fatigue.
I was diagnosed with chronic sinusitus, deviated septum, nasal polyps and a possible mucus pocket. I was wondering if this could cause anxiety, depression, off balance feeling, shakiness, weakness, slow, dumb feeling, dizziness, sore throat, ear aches, swollen neck lymph nodes, headaches, stomach ache, weird taste in my mouth, pain and pressure behind and above eyes and fatigue.
Chronic sinusitis can also be due to EBV infection. The other possibility is deviated nasal septum. Nasal polyps and tumors, worms in stool causing high eosinophil counts, gastric reflux are the other causes. The treatment will be complete only on removing the cause. Hence please consult an ENT specialist (you must already be under one) and discuss these possibilities. Depending on the cause treatment will be prescribed. All these causes can also cause headache and weakness.
Well in September I had deviated septum surgery, and turbinate reduction surgery. Since I had the surgery I've had internal tremors in my chest area. I've taken magnesium but it has not helped. I've also tried atenolol to no avail. Any ideas? I will post this in cardiology also. Just trying all areas. Thanks for any help.
hi,please consult the doctor to rule out sleep apnoea syndrome.There can be number of causes for snoring like deviated nasal septum,throat weakness causing the throat to close during sleep,Mispositioned jaw, often caused by tension in muscles,Fat gathering in and around the throat or Obstruction in the nasal passageway.
I've seen an ENT recently. CT scan of sinus was clear. I do have a deviated septum, however. Also, I've had a slight dislocation of my jaw.
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...
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