Can allergies cause constant fatigue, sinus pressures?
Hi there, hope someone has a similar experience, or insights here.
I have posted in the past under undiagnosed symptoms...just wondering if a food allergy or dust, pet, or mold allergy can make someone feel like the "life energy" is being severly diminished.
I often wake up and feel not a sleepy fatigue, but one where it sort of feels like I have a cold or flu in my body...but it does not go away. This is also not seasonal...it affects me at all times of the year.
This is very annoying and has been affecting my life. My blood tests (never took allergy tests) have been ok. Had other tests which also did not show anything. HELP!!
My Immunologist, who has a Ph.D. has told me that allergies alone can be disabling.
But please read what I wrote on the undiagnosed board about CFS. People who have gastrointestional issues, headaches, heart palpitations, dizziness, constant infections, joint pains and/or muscle pains... may have CFS.
I even had sinus surgery in Sept., thinking it was sinuses (a CT scan showed problems), but this did not stop my symptoms, hence it was not the cause...I look forward to hearing about what you find out.
I also had sinus surgery in November 2002. I was hoping that was the cause of my muscle aches, extreme fatigue, frequent illnesses and other symptoms. The surgery did help with my sinus infections, but I still have ringing in ears, dizziness, extreme fatigue and many other conditions that are very commmon with CFS.
I've had similar experiences to yours. For several months I had dizziness which I was sure lead to a sinus infection, and antibiotics helped but didn't completely cure it. Just went to an ENT last week and he's certain I don't have a sinus infection and he's set up hearing/ear tests and an appt with an allergist.
Like you, I want to know if the facial pressure/pain, fatigue, etc. can be caused by allergies. I've been online for a couple hours now and I can't find anything that says facial pressure is caused by allergies, but I'll ask the ENT and allergist of course. When I hear I'll post what they said. If anyone else has any info I'd like to hear it too.
It sounds like saline drops would help you, along with Mucinex (in my opinion, of course). I buy the J's nose drops online --- they sting, but they work wonders and they work better than the regular saline drops.
Like many of us here I have been thinking about allergies, but I have only developed sinus problems twice in my life - once 2 years ago and then this current bout I have been suffering with since October/November (you can read my complaints dragging on through the "terrible headache sinus pressure" thread). I know I am mildly allergic to cats, dust, pollen but nothing significant and it only ever lasts for a short time and is either sneezing or itchy eyes and runny nose. Nothing like what I have now. So not only are my symptoms different, how come all of a sudden I am super allergic or having a super allergic reaction when I have not really had a big problem before?
I used to have constant sinus pressure. I went to my regular doctor several times and he kept giving me the same medicine. He'd give me the cortizone shots and antibiotics. I finally went to an ENT who did blood testing. It came back that I was severly allergic to cats (which I already knew). It also showed I had allergies to grass and ragweed which I also already knew. The doctor sent off for another panel of test to be done. During this time, by accident I ran out of grapes and didn't buy anymore. I noticed my sinus pressure was gone so I didn't buy anymore grapes. I haven't had any sinus pain since. I told my doctor this and he didn't seem to care one bit. His reaction irritatated me but at least I don't have the sinus pain anymore. I feel like there is a food that might also be causing me to be tired and depressed but I haven't figured it out yet. I do feel better just by eliminating the grapes from my diet. I hope this helps you.
i have been battling fibromyalgia/cfs for approx 20 yrs. personally, i feel that there is major trauma beforethe onset - that it doesnt just "appear" as doctors believe. i had a sports accident - then all the symptoms. i live in florida and feel worse here, as i have just returned from the U.K. - somewhat better over there but the muscle aches are always with me daily wherever i live. have a friend who says it is all food-related. i take good vitamins, drink plenty of water, try to walk a little each day but feel very irritable as i "want to be the old me". lately have been told to read about thyroid connection to fibro/CFS. i also went to an allergist who said "no allergies" but you have chronic rhinitis - what next?.
I have been suffering from sinus inflamation (no runny nose) almost all summer, however I became pretty sick on Sunday, I am on 800mg ibprofin and 875 amox however I have been getting heart palp since Sunday (before amox) landed in hospital... was told everyone gets them I can just feel mine, ok well is it ironc that I only get them when I have an infection.. O ya the first time I went to hosp because I had a huge gland on my neck swell up, they told me cat scratch fever..
I feel constant pressure in my face and a heaviness in my head. I also get really nervous and shaky and even my knees appear to tremble. At some points I feel stomach cramps and pass a lot of gas! I feel so dizzy, I can only lay or sit down! I feel like I am going crazy! The doc gave me rhinocort nasal spray, antibiotics and clarinase, she also told me to do a CBC blood test! Will someone please help me with some additional information, feel like am going mad because I am already on sick leave and I fear this may affect my job! I need help please! Thanks!
Hey Troupyboo, I just checked back on this post, it has been years since I left it, but I still have same symptoms...I like what the person said about the grapes, it might not be grapes, but the foods we are eating.
In your case and mine, it also could be a nerve or blood vessel being pinched in our neck or something like that...good luck to you.
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