Hi Prickles! I just read your profile and noticed your struggle with sinusitis. I've had that struggle too and have had surgery for deviated septum (hoping to relieve the pain). My frustration was that I rarely showed a serious sinis infection but I felt the pain and I have a great deal of trouble breathing through my right nostril. The intense face pain episodes started in 1990, a few months after being in a serious car accident. I thought I had a brain tumor. The episodes come in 4 to 8 week intervals and are completely dibilitating. I've had CT scans MRI's and EEG's - all normal. I've also had normal X-rays of my spine. I've also been to the ER more times than I'd like to admit. And I was hospitalized during my last pregnancy but they couldn't find anything wrong with me so after 5 days they sent me home. My CFS started that year as well. I remember sleeping 2-3 hours every afternoon. I've been to so many doctors that I've lost faith in them. Interestingly, I graduated from a medical university and never got the help I needed. It feels soooo good to hear people relate to my struggle. I have always felt alone in this. You begin to think you are a hypochondriac and this is all in your head. Especially since I've also struggled with depression and anxiety. I've been told I needed to pray more, have a better attitude, I'm sure you've heard it. Let me tell you, nothing is much more destructive to one's spiritual life than to be told that their pain would go away if they just prayed more or gave it all to God. After all the prayer and giving it up the pain remains and I no longer believe it's because God is withholding His mercy or blessing from me. Wow! I rambled a lot more than I intended. I obviously have a lot to say. Thank you for understanding.