I am getting sinus pain and 'puffiness' with both eyes. Also terrible ear pressure and ringing. So far I've had little nasal discharge, but what there is, has some blood in it. Throat sore too, uncomfortable to swallow.
Also, I have been blessed with good health for years, hardly so much as a cold, but recently, I've had 2 sore throat bouts, 4 cold sores in 3 weeks, a severe head cold, and this current sinus issue. Meaning, I've always been healthy, but now I have recurring respiratory issues all the time.
What concerns me is, I have suffered with OCD for 4 years and in an effort to kill germs, have been spraying and inhaling large amounts of Lysol disinfectant at close range or even in my mouth daily, several times a day, for several years. I thought it was just alcohol and it's never caused a problem before. I told my doctor, he just thinks it's just irritation and told me to wait 3 weeks to see if it goes away. But my problems started as sinus headaches and has now progressed to what I've currently stated. Does this sound like a nasal/sinus tumor or cancer and should I be more insistent with my doctor about pursuing this? Thank you for reading. Can anyone help?
First of all lets say it is not Cancer. It may be sinusitis. If it is you may need to have
tubes put into your ears to relieve the pressure.It also may be just problems with your adenoids (adenoids). Some people do have these removed. Just like tonsils. So stay positive and maybe mention these suggestions first before thinking its Cancer. They may do a CT Scan of your head, or MRI. Stay positive. My prayers are with you.
Thank you for your response. I've never experienced anything like this before, and really, I wouldn't have thought cancer if I hadn't had the chemical concern.
I'd like to get a CT scan or MRI, but the doctors just keep telling me to wait to see if it will go away. It has been 3 mos and time and antibiotics have not helped. I'm thinking I need to stand up for myself a little more with the doctors. Still, I am trying to remain positive, but I must admit, I am getting a little scared.
I know how you feel. It took my doctors 3 mos to respond also. Make sure you see a EAR NOSE and THROAT specialist. Let them know about the tubes, or adenoids (adenoids).
I too was on 3 different Antibiotics that didn't work. My diagnosis was the worst, yours
I pray will be minor. Stay positive, and don't be scared to push a little with the doctors.
The worst? I hope your treatment is manageable and progressing well. Are you recovering? My prayers are with you.
I have seen an ENT. He took a cursory look and said things looked ok. But they miss things all the time and you can't be sure until you get an inside view. All I know is - this is not normal for me, I have a dangerous history, it's not getting better, and the doctors seem reluctant to help. My doctor told me ordering everyone an MRI would bankrupt the health care system. That may be so, but I felt the nature of my symptoms and my history warranted a look. I am "allowed" to call again on the 29th.
Thank you for letting me vent. The fear only makes it worse and your kindness has truly been a blessing.
I am recovering somewhat. I am going for another CT Scan in February. I to have vented to others. You can vent to me anytime. I am in the process of trying to shake a bad Chest Congestion. I am showing some signs of lung problems. You keep hounding them until you get a proper diagnosis. Stay strong. I went from 170lbs to 101 lbs in 2 weeks. I never gave up. I don't want to hear that you gave up. Take that fear and put it up on shelf for later. Just be determined. My Candle is still lit for you.
I'm glad to hear you're doing somewhat better. It can be done then. If you don't mind my asking, how was you came to lose the weight so quickly? I worry about this because I have no appetite. I force myself to eat. I was hoping it was just the stress of worrying. Right now, I just want to run away from this so badly, but I don't think I can.
I lost all my weight during Chemotherapy. The drugs given are there to destroy the Cancer cells. However they also kill the good cells. So you have to be closely watched during Chemo. Due to the radiation I was given my saliva glands were completely done in. So now I take water with me every place I go. Plus the radiation hade some effects on my throat so it was hard eating solid foods. I had to rely on stuff like BOOST to keep my weight up. I did not like that stuff so it was a little my fault for losing weight so fast.
That running away feeling I had also. Even though I was not even thinking Cancer when I first got sick. After my first visit to the Cancer Clinic, and I saw how so many people are affected by Cancer I got scared. I was battling Cancer with a Childhood friend who was diagnosed with Leukemia. He lost his battle after the first year. I saw what his family went through and I was determined not to do that to mine. He was 5 years younger than me. So don't run. Go into whatever this is, with your eyes wide open. Take charge of yourself and take charge of the Doctors if you have to. I want to hear that you went forward, got results from your doctors, and now you have no more worries. Keep the faith Lissa.
I hope you don't mind my asking questions, but were you able to work through your treatment? Did you still feel like yourself? I imagine I would look upon myself as someone else because I've never been that person - the person with poor health. Even now I feel like I just want 'me' back. I should have fought the OCD harder, now I hope it's not too late.
I am glad to hear you had someone to go through it with you. And I admire how you thought of your family before yourself. I try to live my life that way too.
I will go ahead, I have to. I hope I can come here to find you as I go through this.
I am not going anywhere. Yes many people do work through their treatment. I still felt myself. I did not work though. Work wanted me to stay off to make sure I get better. They surrounded me with lots of caring. I was always healthy before this. I never got sick. I was on the Football team and Wrestling team in High School. I worked out with weights constanly. Its never too late to fight. I scared the heck out of my Family when I went down to 101lbs. They were scared more than I was. I guess I was never really scared. Like you said I was always healthy, this was just a minor hurdle to jump. I have total faith in you to do the same as me. Sending you all my positive thoughts that surrounded me these past 3 years. Accept them and continue on. Praying hard for you Lissa.
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