Before the procedure, I was having quite a bit of sinus pressure, congestion, drainage. I was having sinus infections maybe three to four times a year. I would typically complete a course of antibiotics, be OK for a few weeks, and then have to go back on the antibiotics again. And it seemed like there was really no end to it.
I was also typically on oral steroids as well. The steroids have a very undesirable side effect. They tend to make me have insomnia, be irritable, just not feel very good in general. The decongestants make me feel jittery. The antihistamines would make me very drowsy, so . . . always the side effects.
I returned to normal activities in less than 24 hours after the procedure. I had the procedure on a Friday afternoon, and was at work the next morning around 7am. Following the procedure, I was able to sleep so much better than prior to the procedure. I remember waking up with a refreshed feeling, going about my morning activities and feeling like I actually had energy. It just puts you in such a better mood for the entire day.
You really take for granted the ability to just breath through your nose easily. The procedure affected my quality of life in a positive way. It gives you an overall sense of well-being and happiness.
- Cynthia, past sinus and allergy sufferer