• wildfire wildfire
    December 06, 2008
    Can Sinusitis cause dizziness?
    wildfire wildfire
    December 06, 2008

    For about 6 months now I have been getting these weird smptoms.  I have seen the doctor and he isn't able to find anything wrong with me.  I have been getting slightly dizzy for no apparent reason and it seems to be more in the area of my sinuses.  I have also experienced shortness in breath, tiredness, some headaches.  I have also tried explaining my face as having some kind of mass behind it causing the dizziness and tiredness and also my eyesight being kinda weird.  I went and got prescription eyeglasses to see if that would help and it hasn't.  I was thinking that it was the constant staring at a computur at work all day but it carried over to happening while at home.  It also happens while driving some times. I would like any information on what anyone may think it might be. 

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  • Kathleen MacNaughton
    Health Pro
    December 11, 2008
    Kathleen MacNaughton
    Health Pro
    December 11, 2008

    Hi Wildfire,

     

    When you have symptoms like you're describing that are kind of vague and could be related to a number of different illnesses or conditions, it can be hard to get a definitive diagnosis. But you should persist. I would encourage you to get a second opinion (or 3 or 4, if necessary). You have a right to answers and proper treatment. If the doctor you've been seeing isn't able to give them to you, then it's time to get a fresh look.

     

    You can ask your doctor for a referral or just seek one out on your own. If you have health insurance, most of them do allow you to seek a second opinion. You might want to start with an ear, nose, and throat specialist (ENT), as it seems that's where your symptoms are concentrated.

     

    To your health,

    Kathi

    Here are a few articles that might interest you:

     

    Chronic sinusitis

    Nasal Allergies, Sinusitis and Nasal Irrigations - What You Need to Know

    Allergies, Cold, Sinusitis, Flu -- Which Is It?


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