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3 weeks 4 days ago #29009 by Dimitri
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Hi,

I have had 4 surgeries to my nose since November 2017. surgery consisted the following
septoplasty, ethmoidal sinuses both right & left, antrum both right & left, (I assuming that are called Bilateral Endoscopic Sinus Surgey)Turbinates both right & left.
post surgery we had some complication 3 in total
the pain & pressure i am feeling is unbearable.
the surgeon which was selected by me advised that operation went well & all is normal, however, there is no day that i don't feel where something is pushing up against my brain.
local GP has gotten CT scan showing deviated septum to right this was done on the 09/03/2018 as the pain was causing me to take time off work.

this was then discussed with surgeon whom advised that this is normal. local GP then consultant with another ENT specialist, whom advised that as the nose has been operated 4 times its not worth operating on it again. He has then prescribed me with an anti-depressant Endep 10mg which is not working.

i dont know what to do.. the pain & pressure is unbearable. the drug has made me more depressed.

Sorry for my spelling

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3 weeks 1 day ago #29019 by Johnno
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Hi Dimitri,

Unfortunately you are in a sticky situation as one doctor won’t criticise another doctor (or specialist) we as a forum can’t recomend specialists .
From what you have said mate they done a pharaoh to you (sucking your brain out of your nose) , all I can suggest is maybe look for a young ENT and discuss it with them or ask your GP for any suggestions ,you realize good Surgeons are about six months wait so be prepared .
Where do you live as there may be someone who lives in your local area who could private message you .

Johnno

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2 weeks 6 days ago #29046 by myalgic1
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Hi, Dimitri...
Sorry to read you are in so much discomfort. My partner is in a similar boat to you, having had unsuccessful sinus operations. He now lives with hearing loss, as a result. I use endep as a part of depression/anxiety, pain management and I find it very useful, as the more modern anti - depressants don't work well for me. All medications affect people differently, so what works for one, may not work for others. Have you told your doctor that you feel worse on endep? Some anti - depressant medications can take a few weeks to kick in, but if you've given it a fair chance and you feel worse off, maybe it's time to return to you GP and ask for an alternative. There are so many anti - depressants available and it's often a case of trial by error, until you find one that's suitable for you. Please don't give up. If you make enough noise, someone will listen. Thinking of you...

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2 weeks 1 day ago #29074 by Dimitri
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thanks Johnno.

I live in Sydney Metro, around Sydney Olympic park..

my next shot is to see another ENT surgeon recommended by another GP from the mascot area, again this ENT is based in the Eastern Suburbs region.

i always flush my nose out on a daily bases as when i do go to work, I work as an insurance assessor & the nose gets affected with the filler/paint from these repairers.

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2 weeks 1 day ago #29075 by Dimitri
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thank you so much Myalgic1.

i might give that a go with the local GP whom will contact the 2nd ENT specialist
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