I’m after some advice/insight from anybody who suffers chronic sinusitis. I’ve been a sufferer for some years but this year it’s more-or-less destroyed any momentum I’ve built up. I have a deviated septum which leads to ongoing infection in my right side. The symptoms blow up ever 4-6 weeks, causing fever, headaches and general sickness. I explain it to folks as like tonsillitis for the face - people seem to think it’s all snot and sniffles and it really isn’t.
My daily routine is to use antihistamines and sinus rinses as a preventative measure, and I have a steroid nasal spray from my GP which works well (and is legit for competition - I checked). When it flares up I generally stop all training and let it clear, but recently that’s required antibiotics.
I’m getting really fed up. When healthy, this year has been a breakthrough year for me. However I’ve not been able to capitalise on it thanks to the ongoing issues.
I know the long term solution is likely to be a surgically-applied router…but before it comes to that I’d love to hear other people’s experience and advice so that maybe I can minimise the disruption to my training, lessen the occurrences and prevent needing surgery.