Posted by viviane (18.104.22.168) on April 30, 2001 at 04:26:17:
In Reply to: Thanks Y'all posted by Bobbie on April 28, 2001 at 23:54:23:
just read your second message only now. Also had the "fondue" sticks up the nose. In my case it had to be during an attack (excruciating !) and one-sided (on the affected side). A soft-tipped stick which is imbued with an anaesthetic is driven far up into nose and sinus and left in for a while. This is mainly a test to see if you fully react to the painkilling effect or not. In my case the pain in my forehead disappeared on that side, but not in the temple , cheek or other side. Had all pain subsided, this test would have meant that the pain was caused by a sinus (not the frontal or maxillary (cheek) sinus, but another sinus deeper inside, behind the nose (if I understand correctly), and surgery on this sinus would have brought some relief. Unfortunately as I did not respond fully to the painkiller, my diagnosis was not a clear response and therefore no indication for that type of surgery. In your husband's case, if he really was painfree for 6 days after the test, and if this was the same test as I underwent, it might be that he would have this particular sinus-problem and eventually could be helped by surgery. I will search for a link explaining this in English, and insert here later. Check with his doctor what this test really meant. Best regards, viv.
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