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I just got back from Healthplus and they told me I am having sinus problems. However my symptoms doesn't seem like sinus to me. I have dizziness, fullness in ear, sore neck at base of skull, and sore right under my ear(glands) I feel lots of pressure around my nose and forehead and I am really tired/sleepy feeling. To me this sounds more like ear infection. Also I don't have any kind of congestion/nasal drip or anything. Is that possible with having a sinus infection. My neck is so sore/stiff and tired. Oh and I have some nausea also at times. He prescribed zithromax. I hope it helps.

 
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im the sinus problem queen and that sounds like sinus to me.alleve sinus is AWESOME to relieve the pain along with the zithromax. feel better!

 
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Originally Posted by bejb1011 /img/forum/go_quote.gif im the sinus problem queen and that sounds like sinus to me.alleve sinus is AWESOME to relieve the pain along with the zithromax. feel better! I am so glad you replied. Thanks!!! So do you get a sore neck/skull with your infections? How long before I should feel better with the zithromax??? This dizzy/nausea feeling is the pits.
 
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Originally Posted by wvpumpkin /img/forum/go_quote.gif I am so glad you replied. Thanks!!! So do you get a sore neck/skull with your infections? How long before I should feel better with the zithromax??? This dizzy/nausea feeling is the pits. go get the aleve youre going to feel like crap for at least 2 days. i get sore everything with the infections. its the worst feeling ever. sleep alot. sleeps the only thing that makes it feel better.
 
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It's definitely sinus. I am currently miserable also. I use over the counter generic sudafed. It helps more than anything the doc has ever prescribed. The old sudafed though........pseudoephidrine.......you have to buy it at the counter and show I.D.. I also have one of those bed buddies that you stick in the microwave for 2 minutes and I lay it on my forehead. I feel for you. Sometimes my neck hurts so bad I want to cry. Motrin, sudafed and heat are my saviours. Standing in a hot shower and letting it steam sometimes helps me also. Hope you feel better.

 
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Originally Posted by bejb1011 /img/forum/go_quote.gif go get the aleve youre going to feel like crap for at least 2 days. i get sore everything with the infections. its the worst feeling ever. sleep alot. sleeps the only thing that makes it feel better. ok thanks, I really needed some moral support tonight. I appreciate it more than you know. I worked all evening, using computer, and I feel like I have been ran over by a truck on my face and neck . I will keep you updated tomorrow.

Originally Posted by KellyB /img/forum/go_quote.gif It's definitely sinus. I am currently miserable also. I use over the counter generic sudafed. It helps more than anything the doc has ever prescribed. The old sudafed though........pseudoephidrine.......you have to buy it at the counter and show I.D.. I also have one of those bed buddies that you stick in the microwave for 2 minutes and I lay it on my forehead. I feel for you. Sometimes my neck hurts so bad I want to cry. Motrin, sudafed and heat are my saviours. Standing in a hot shower and letting it steam sometimes helps me also. Hope you feel better. I hope you feel better too!!!! Also do you think this problem could make you clench your teeth. I find that I am doing this alot the last few weeks or so.
 
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Originally Posted by wvpumpkin /img/forum/go_quote.gif I just got back from Healthplus and they told me I am having sinus problems. However my symptoms doesn't seem like sinus to me. I have dizziness, fullness in ear, sore neck at base of skull, and sore right under my ear(glands) I feel lots of pressure around my nose and forehead and I am really tired/sleepy feeling. To me this sounds more like ear infection. Also I don't have any kind of congestion/nasal drip or anything. Is that possible with having a sinus infection. My neck is so sore/stiff and tired. Oh and I have some nausea also at times. He prescribed zithromax. I hope it helps. What is healthplus?
 
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Originally Posted by wvpumpkin /img/forum/go_quote.gif ok thanks, I really needed some moral support tonight. I appreciate it more than you know. I worked all evening, using computer, and I feel like I have been ran over by a truck on my face and neck . I will keep you updated tomorrow.


I hope you feel better too!!!! Also do you think this problem could make you clench your teeth. I find that I am doing this alot the last few weeks or so.

itll be better soon. as far as teeth, my gums and teeth hurt when i have sinus problems. dunno why bt it just happens

 
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Just a guess but clenching your teeth can put stress on the TMJ which can also mimic ear pain. I also have this and had to wear a mouth splint at night for a few years. My doc sent me to an orthodontist after I saw him a few times with left ear pain and he couldn't find anything. The joint [TMJ] was worn out.

 
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Originally Posted by Thais /img/forum/go_quote.gif What is healthplus? Healthplus is like a small emergency room, urgent care facility here in WV

Originally Posted by KellyB /img/forum/go_quote.gif Just a guess but clenching your teeth can put stress on the TMJ which can also mimic ear pain. I also have this and had to wear a mouth splint at night for a few years. My doc sent me to an orthodontist after I saw him a few times with left ear pain and he couldn't find anything. The joint [TMJ] was orn out. I had heard of tmj but wasn't sure of the symptoms. I will have to keep a watch on this as well I guess.
 
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Originally Posted by wvpumpkin /img/forum/go_quote.gif Healthplus is like a small emergency room, urgent care facility here in WV


I had heard of tmj but wasn't sure of the symptoms. I will have to keep a watch on this as well I guess.

Pain isn't the only symptom. Popping at the joint and "noise" from there can also be heard. My orthodontist said I grind and clench my teeth so bad that I've worn the enamel flat on some of my back teeth. Hope you feel better soon.
 
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Have you tried to cleanse your sinuses using a neti pot? I hope you feel better.

 
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Originally Posted by AngelaGM /img/forum/go_quote.gif Have you tried to cleanse your sinuses using a neti pot? I hope you feel better. a what?! at first half asleep glance i swear that said knititng point!
 
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Originally Posted by AngelaGM /img/forum/go_quote.gif Have you tried to cleanse your sinuses using a neti pot? I hope you feel better. neti pots never seem to help me in the past. Thanks for reminding me though. I might try agian.
update on my sinus infection. I started the zpak last night, then took another dose this morning. I felt some better for awhile, but this evening really dizzy and my nose and ear hurt. Is this normal? How long till the meds really kick in. I was going to take aleve sinus like suggested, but was told to only take the regular aleve, so I am confused again.

 
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Did the Dr. give you anything besides the Zpack? If so, then there might be a decongestant in it already. The dizziness can be from the build up of pressure in your ears. A decongestant usually takes care of that for me.

 
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Originally Posted by KellyB /img/forum/go_quote.gif Did the Dr. give you anything besides the Zpack? If so, then there might be a decongestant in it already. The dizziness can be from the build up of pressure in your ears. A decongestant usually takes care of that for me. The zpak is the only thing he gave me. I gon't really feel congested as far as stuffy nose or anything, I just feel heavy under my eye, and around my nose and head. My ear is hurting some now also.
 
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Originally Posted by bejb1011 /img/forum/go_quote.gif im the sinus problem queen and that sounds like sinus to me.alleve sinus is AWESOME to relieve the pain along with the zithromax. feel better! Hello again, I finally took the aleve sinuse non drowsy formula,and I feel horrible. I feel jittery but sleepy, if that makes sense. I took my last dose of zpak this morning, but as far as feeling better, not really. I don't feel quite as dizzy(till I took the aleve lol) as I did, but the pressure and ear fullness is still there. I dont know what to do. I feel so bad still.
 
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Originally Posted by wvpumpkin /img/forum/go_quote.gif I just got back from Healthplus and they told me I am having sinus problems. However my symptoms doesn't seem like sinus to me. I have dizziness, fullness in ear, sore neck at base of skull, and sore right under my ear(glands) I feel lots of pressure around my nose and forehead and I am really tired/sleepy feeling. To me this sounds more like ear infection. Also I don't have any kind of congestion/nasal drip or anything. Is that possible with having a sinus infection. My neck is so sore/stiff and tired. Oh and I have some nausea also at times. He prescribed zithromax. I hope it helps.
update on my ear problems. I ended up taking avelox, and I took for 3 days, on the fourth day I took it and didnt eat very well before I took it, and ended up with nausea, heart racing, dry mouth, felt like vomiting. So i go to the ER and she said fluid behind the ear, in the eustachin tubes. She told me to finish the avelox and get nasonex steroid nose spray for the fluid/tubes. Has anyone ever used this and did it help. It has been 2 weeks with this and I am getting scared. I guess the reason I got sick from the antibiotic, I should have eaten something better than what I had. Thanks

 
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gee that doesn't sound good. I don't have any suggestions or experience with what you're talking about but hang in there kiddo, I hope you get better soon!

 
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I hope you are feeling better. Get some rest, drink some hot herbal tea=)

 

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