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Hello. I'm a 55 yo man, former smoker, have lone paroxysmal afib (6 years) and been suffering with increasingly bad sinus problems for the last 20 years. I've seen 2 ENT's and two allergists over the last 11 years and been given K and Z packs as well as steroidal sprays and most common antibiotics. I've never had a CT scan despite insistent pleading.
I have been in constant sinus distress for about a year now with almost total loss of smell and currently have persistent headaches like I've never felt before. I know 'normal' sinus headaches and face pain and this is different. I feel a very sharp stabbing left temple region pain that radiates into what feels like the middle of my brain.
Of the doctors I've seen one wanted me to go to an Eye clinic, one wanted to enroll me in Women's Balance class (???), one said I had a "pooched over" septum, and the other threw her hands up in the air after antibacterials and antifungals and sprays failed. She ordered a C...
Nasal congestion refers to a stuffy nose.
Nose - congested; Congested nose; Stuffy nose
Many people think that a nose gets congested (stuffy) from too much thick mucus. However, in most cases, the nose becomes congested when the tissues lining it become swollen. The swelling is due to inflamed blood vessels.
Newborn infants must breathe through the nose. Nasal congestion in an infant's first few months of life can interfere with nursing, and in rare cases can cause serious breathing problems. Nasal congestion in older children and adolescents is usually just an annoyance, but it can cause other difficulties.
Nasal congestion can interfere with the ears, hearing, and speech development. Significant congestion may interfere with sleep.
When nasal stuffiness is just on one side, the child may have inserted something into the nose .
A stuffy nose is usually caused by a virus or bac...
Since July of 2006, I have been experiencing very strange visual sensations (deja vu - seeing repetitive visions of experiences or thoughts regarding insignificant people that I have known in my life as well as physiological changes (a perceived drop in blood pressure, face paling, etc.) during numerous very short 20 to 30 second episodes. These episodes occur 4 to 5 times a year - usually seasonal and I experience about 10 -15 of them over the course of 2 days or so each time. A headache usually precedes them as does a change in my taste buds (things are tasteless or metallic tasting for a couple of days). After the episodes begin to wane (very few after a day or so), I experience a heightened sense in everything (an alertness, a heightened awareness of life). I went to see a neurologist a couple of years ago and he felt they were a type of migraine. I am experiencing them today (it's a weirdness I find difficult to explain but at times they are very fear provoking)...
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