I just completed a 10-day round of Omnicef for my latest sinus infection that gave me the ear fluid bonus and I’m still not better. My ear is still full of fluid and I am still suffering from the terrible sinus headaches. I am so frustrated I don’t know what to do. The past year has been a nightmare with trying to get rid of sinus infections and everytime I am on an antibiotic I fear that I have killed off whatever good bacteria I have, which probably isn’t much. As I look back over my blog, it appears as though this is my six or seventh round of antibiotics since last September for sinuses.
I am going to call my doctor today and see if I can get a referral to an ENT doctor. Maybe they can help me get rid of these neverending infections. I believe I was told one time that I have chronic sinusitis but I have been told over the years that I have so many things I can’t be sure. It sounds as though it is chronic since they don’t go away. What do you do then to treat sinuses when it’s chronic?
I don’t know if this is used to treat recurring sinus infections, but I think if I could have IV antibiotics I would probably get rid of it. Anything given through an IV is always more effective so I need to see if this is an option. Any suggestions? I did find some information on chronic sinusitis online. Here are the symptoms and it sounds like what I’ve been dealing with.
Chronic sinusitis is swelling (inflammation) of the air-filled spaces (sinuses) behind the forehead, cheeks, and eyes, which continues for a long time or keeps coming back. Symptoms may last for 3 months or longer and include:
- Chronic fatigue
- Facial pain around eyes or in the forehead and cheeks
- Headache, in front of head or around the eyes
- Nasal congestion
- Nasal drainage that is yellow, yellow-green and thick
- Pain in the mouth/teeth
Anyone out there suffering with me? I need help on this one!