I have had constant headaches since January with occasional dizziness and visual symptoms like I am "drunk", but no loss of balance. I was thinking that my headaches/dizziness problems are "sinus/inner ear related", and went to an ENT PA. The PA ordered a sinus CT scan. The PA called with the results and stated that I have "Extensive Chronic Sinus Disease". ALL of my sinuses are infected (maxillary, sephnoid, frontal, and ethmoid). I will need surgery.
They are "expediting" the surgery, but I do not have an appt to see a ENT until Aug 7 and then have surgery some time after that. The PA did not presribe any medications ~ just Tylenol for the headaches since ibuprophen now upsets my stomach.
My headaches are getting worse. I have "stinging" pain in the forehead, top of my head, bridge of my nose, and back of my head. When the pain is worse, I get the "visual drunkeness".
I am concerned that I have had these symptoms at least 7 months and they are increasing. I don't know whether I should try to get a copy of my CT scan and try to find another ENT that can see me before Aug 7.
I am anxious about waiting too long to get this taken care of. Should I try to find someone else who could see me before then? Is there other medication that can help with the headaches and visual symptoms? I can deal with the headaches, but the visual stuff is getting me worried.
Hi, I read your post and also have that drunken feeling. I was wondering how you are doing now and if you could please keep me posted of your progress as I am still trying to get my issue diagnosed with very little luck so far.
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