Comments for seeking advice to help years of sinus issues

Posted By Charlotte (Clacton) on 06/02/2014

Have had a lot of problems with sinus over the years. Often resulting in blocked ears, headaches, bad headaches and the usual. My doctor treated me with lots of anti biotics and steroids which helped for a short while and then it was back to square one. Last year I got terrible stomach pains and was in agony with them. Was told it was stomach ulcer(s) and put on ppis.

Did not get on with them as they gave me awful side effects with horrendous headaches. Struggled on with no medication for a bit but kept getting headaches (though not as bad as when on ppis). Doctor gave me tablets for that but that did not satisfy me as I wanted to know the cause and prevent it. Otherwise felt quite well. Sometimes a dry cough. The stomach was usually bad first thing when waking and then alright for rest of day.

The stomach was not right so doctor put me on pp2 cimetridine 400 x 3 a day.It was hard to tell if it helped the stomach as you get stomach pains as a side effect.

But I noticed that the headaches totally went away and this was a god send.

Then I stopped taking the cimetridine and next thing I knew I had a glass of orange juice and shortly after my ear was all blocked .I spoke to the doctor and said I had been reading about silent reflux (as I dont get the chest pains etc that many get) and she just waved this aside and said it is the sinus problems again but this did not make sense to me. I asked her to please let me continue with the cimetridine because then at least I get rid of the headaches.She reluctantly agreed.

A few weeks later I spoke to the other doctor at the practice and he said that from what I had told him it is acid reflux and it is best to continue to take the cimedridine. That an operation on the splinter which stops the acid from rising up often only works temporarily and the people who have this operation often have to continue to take medication anyway and there is a reasonable chance of getting cancer if you have this operation.

So for now I am taking cimedridine 2 x 400 day and 1 at night. The headaches are usuallyl gone, the stomach is usually reasonable but I feel creaky and "old" and sort of stiff and achey, especially hips and lower back and I am only 57. Would like to be able to stop taking the cimetridine and manage it myself as do not like the idea of some of the side effects that can happen later.

It has been a few weeks since the latest blocked ear and it still is.

I cannot afford to try all different things. But would appreciate any suggestions.

At the moment I have increased fruit consumption but avoid citrus. Usually it is apples, bananas and peaches, strawberries, blueberries.

Have increased vegetables, usually cauliflower, cabbage, tomatoes (which do not affect me at foods do).

Eating more fish, eating less meat, eating less pastry and bread, eating less sugar, more eggs, less salt. Never drink alcohol or fizzy.My weakness is cheese, adore it, but cut down. I regularly eat yoghurt and make my own and sometimes take biotics.

Every day I take 6 x 1000 mg omega 3.

2 x high multi vitamin and mineral.

2 x fibre psyllium husk.

1 natural antioxidant.

Thank you so much for reading this.


Replied by Alexandra (Cheshire, Uk) on 06/02/2014

Have you tried giving up dairy? I cured my sinus problems and achy joints when I gave up dairy. It is necessary to read all the ingredients on food labels too, as it is included in so many things; lactose (in processed meats, medications, sweets, etc), whey, butter, cheese, yogurt, margarine. Cheese is my weakness too.

I noticed a vast difference only a couple of days after giving up milk on cereal and in tea.


Replied by Mama to Many (Tennessee) on 06/03/2014

Dear Charlotte,

I agree with Alexandria that giving up dairy for a time may help. It sounds like you have already made many positive steps for your health!

Raw Apple Cider Vinegar would be an inexpensive thing to try. There are many ways to take it but the easiest would be to add 1 teaspoon up to 1 Tablespoon to a tall glass of water a couple of times a day.

A capful of hydrogen peroxide in your ears each day may also be helpful for infection and would be inexpensive also.

Let us know if these things work. There are other things you can try if not!

~Mama to Many~


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