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Hi, I am new to this group. I have trigeminal neuralgia, triggered by the usual triggers plus sinus problems. Anyone have a sinus problem trigger?
@tnpainisreal Hi, I do not have TN, but I do have severe peripheral neuropathy. I probably have some sense of the pain you feel. About your sinus problem: if your sinuses get extremely stuffed/blocked I have a product that I absolutely swear by. I know a few people who have avoided sinus surgery taking this. It is called ALJ. It is an herbal capsule by the Sunshine company. It is about 20 bucks a bottle. Since I started using it for blocked sinuses, I have no more problems whatsoever. It contains stuff like fennel, horseradish root, and a host of others. It comes in capsules, and you have to play with it, to decide how many capsules to take. I have never even taken as much as the recommended dose. Just type in "ALJ" and a number of companies will pop up that sell it. I used to get bad sinus headaches, would be on antibiotics. Nothing anymore. Sinus problems gone. Hope this helps. Lori Renee
I had the surgery for those splitting "sinus headaches"…Some were so bad I went to the ER to get a "Demerol" shot for relief…. During the surgery they straightened my septum, and made a new opening for one sinus cavity to drain better… so all those fixing all those problems 15 yrs ago solved my problem.. but which correction contributed most to the relief I have experienced is anyone's guess…See a Great ENT as well as a neurologist ….
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Thank you, I will look into it. I am tired of antibiotics. Allergist said I am allergic to nothing, I dispute this because I react badly to pollen.
Thank you for your reply. I used to see an ENT, who gave up on me. I began to see another ENT after my current neurologist insisted I see one. CT scan early December. Follow up with the new ENT plus another one, both of them know each other and about the appointments.
@tnpainisreal Good luck! Yes, give ALJ a try. It saved my sinuses…..Lori Renee
You may also be interested in this main discussion on Trigeminal Neuralgia in the Brain & Nervous System group.
> Groups > Brain & Nervous System > Trigeminal Neuralgia https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/trigeminal-neuralgia-2273cc/
I'd like to bring in more members to this discussion, like @kim_o @vickylynn @jmjlove and @carmelo1morrone
@tnpainisreal, have you ever used a Neti pot to help with your sinuses?
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