sinus pain and drainage 3-4 days a week for almost 2 years miserable

Posted by sherilara @sherilara, Sun, Oct 6 9:57pm

I have been experiencing sinus pressure and drainage that is clear for almost 2 years. In the beginning I would get an antibiotic sometimes a steroid that would work for maybe 2 days and my nose just starts dripping fluid. I cant think straight my face gets swollen. I have gone to primary care Doctor, dentist, chiropractor, endocrinologist, ENT, and an allergist. I had a cat scan that shows deviated septum and obstruction of the left ostiomeatal unit and opacification of several left side ethmoid air cells. The only thing that makes me get through the day or night a little is Nyquil or Mucinex D 12 hr. I am miserable 3-4 days a week I traveled to different states to see if it was the environment as one Dr suggested vasomotor rhinitis. I was tested for a csv leak that came back negative but I have all the symptoms of. I do not know what to do but my life is negatively affected by this my head ha so much pressure I can not think right and I got through 40 boxes quickly. The mucous is all clear and its either stuffed and not moving on either or both sides or dripping down my face and I can not even make it 2 feet to the tissue box. There is a stinging tickle in the back of my nose. Any help or knowledge would be greatly appreciated. They want o allergy test me again but the first test came back negative.

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Hi, @sherilara – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. That sounds tiresome to have sinus pain and drainage 3-4 days a week. Sounds like you've gone to a number of doctors to try and get some answers.

Hoping that members like @becsbuddy @brdwybaby @lioness @jenniferhunter @jackiem95 @tngirl630 may have some thoughts for you from their personal experiences or knowledge of others with these symptoms.

Are you noticing any common factors in the days you are not having the sinus pain and drainage, sherilara?

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@sherilara Nothing worse than sinus pain. And you said that your face gets swollen! Do your teeth hurt? Have the doctors given you any explanations? Anything at all? Have they suggested trying saline nasal spray? You can get it at a drug store or grocery. It helps to keep the nostrils clean—my doctor swears by it. And it works.
@lisalucier asked if there were any common factors on your good days. But, has anything changed in your environment (house, yard, neighborhood, new pets, new anything) in the past 2 years? Please let us know what you find out

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@becsbuddy

@sherilara Nothing worse than sinus pain. And you said that your face gets swollen! Do your teeth hurt? Have the doctors given you any explanations? Anything at all? Have they suggested trying saline nasal spray? You can get it at a drug store or grocery. It helps to keep the nostrils clean—my doctor swears by it. And it works.
@lisalucier asked if there were any common factors on your good days. But, has anything changed in your environment (house, yard, neighborhood, new pets, new anything) in the past 2 years? Please let us know what you find out

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@sherilara Sinus problems are the pits . I have a lot of drainage because of post nasal drainage is this what you have it goes down your throat and is annoying for sure . Besides using a Netti pot and saline wash I do everyday to keep the mucus under control. If your face is swollen I wonder if it is a sinus infection? You should be seen probably by another ENT he could help you . The questions from Becky can be maybe an allergy to your environment new soap, clothes, rugs,mold, have you lived there all your life? I was thinking something in a new house. Have you mentioned the tickle in the back of your throat to the Dr ? Has he looked at it. Let us know when you find out what it is .

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@becsbuddy

@sherilara Nothing worse than sinus pain. And you said that your face gets swollen! Do your teeth hurt? Have the doctors given you any explanations? Anything at all? Have they suggested trying saline nasal spray? You can get it at a drug store or grocery. It helps to keep the nostrils clean—my doctor swears by it. And it works.
@lisalucier asked if there were any common factors on your good days. But, has anything changed in your environment (house, yard, neighborhood, new pets, new anything) in the past 2 years? Please let us know what you find out

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I have tried saline, netti pot, cardiologists, more then one ENT. I traveled to all different states and the same thing happens. Allergy testing was done diet was changed it just happens again my head just fills with fluid.

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@sherilara Please let us know if you find out the cause That has to be awful to go through When I fill up with mucus the Mucinex helps me but never heard of this kind of a problem Hope someone finds out what the cause is .Have you gone to https://www nccih.nih.gov / mucus . They may know something ?

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