Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Chronic unknown disease
    An_247029 posted:
    Firstly I will like to state what I suspect so far
    1) I got an underlying disease (unknown) - flu like symptoms,sligt fever since 2004
    2)This underlying disease causes me to have symptoms of chronic sinusitis

    I am only assuming but no test has confirmed anything and I am really sick.
    I was a perfect healthy guy until 2004 when I was 19 and had my first sex a year earlier. Since then I have been experiencing daily flu like symptoms and slight fever.

    During these period, after catching a serious a serious cold, my symptoms will change and remain for as long as 9 months to a year.
    My new symptoms will be
    Daily head ache and facial pains
    Post nasal drip
    Eye socket pressure, eye hemorrhage and blurred vision on left eye
    Inner hair cell damage: Now I easily lose balance when I move my head
    Swollen lymph node around neck
    feverish and sensation of fullness in stomach

    I have been negative for HIV, Hepatitis, Gonorrhea, Syphillis, waiting for Herpes result.
    All my organs are ok
    Even CT scan shows normal sinus glands
    CT scan shows lymph node size is within range
    But my white blood cells have been at border of 3.9 and my RBC is very high
    CRP shows little or no inflamation

    Is it possible to have sinus infection but CT scan shows normal range, that is no inflammation.

    in 2008, after suffering chronic sinusitis symptoms for 6 months, I suddenly caught a severe urinary tract infection(highly resistant E.coli), so the doctor treated me with Imipenem. Interestingly, on the second day of treatment, the daily headache, post nasal drip and facial pain which had been around for 6months suddenly disappeared. No sinus symptoms and the UTI was also cleared.
    After about 6 months again, I caught flu which ended up with these sinus symptoms.

    Now I am in another country(Japan), I cannot tell the doctor what to do, he tested everything and CT shows sinus normal.

    What should I do now?
    itmatsb responded:
    You could try the Imipenem or some other antibiotic again.

    Helpful Tips

    Botox for Headaches FDA approvedExpert
    Many of you have heard that Botox (botulinum toxin) has been approved by the FDA for chronic daily headaches or migraines. Chronic daily ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    31 of 47 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    For more information, visit the Duke Health Pain Disorders Center