Sinus infection also called sinusitis, is inflammation of the paranasal sinuses that may occur when having an infection, allergy or autoimmune issues. Discuss topics including causes, symptoms and treatments for sinusitis.
Why does the Valsalva Maneuver help alleviate my sinus pressure?
I have had 2 sinus surgeries with no improvement in symptoms. I do NOT get congestion, but rather chronic inflammation, blurry vision, facial and nose-bridge pressure, and lethargy/brain fog.
When I hold my mouth shut, pinch my nose, and blow outward (Valsalva Maneuver) the pressure goes away, I can think straight, and my vision improves.
I understand that this is reducing the pressure in my sinus cavities. The question is: Why?
My life is going downhill fast and I'm trying to figure out why I keep having sinus issues. ENT doctors are of no help and attribute it to allergies, even though I tested negative to everything!
What is causing my facial pain (with negative CT) and why does the Valsalva Maneuver work? I am so depressed with this condition because I can't think straight due to the never-ending pressure. It is also worse after I eat. Could this be mucus based?
I should also mention that I am dizzy ALL THE TIME and my ears + inner ear have been checked out and are fine. I know the feeling of sinus pressure/pain/infection and am positive this is it. Would an infection of the ethmoid (behind the eyes) sinus cavities give these symptoms? I do have some fluids behind my eye, but the ENT says it's nothing to worry about and would not cause these symptoms (facial pain, pain behind the eyes, dizziness, etc.)
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