I use a water pik with a hose attachment thingy I bought online. It generates a lot of pressure, and you can thread the hose deep into your sinuses. It has basically completely stopped any sinus related health problems I had. I recommend it over anything else, especially if you've already had the extra openings drilled into your sinuses!
Thanks so much for all your guys' help!
I have an ENT appt in 2 days so I'll ask him how useful he thinks the waterpik is and if he has an attachment. I went ahead and bought a waterpik last night to test out. But I got the ultra so my other question is.... what's the difference in the sinus attachment for the waterpik? I've looked at it online on amazon and it doesn't look really any different than the other attachments besides the rubber cone that can be placed on the tip... do you feel that it is a necessary attachment or can I just use the attachments the waterpik came with?
Another question I have is when using the waterpik what pressure setting do you guys use? The ultra comes with 10 different pressure settings. I used up to 6 last night and started bleeding so I backed down to 3 lol. What setting seems to work best for you guys?
brad.johns- Yes that's the exact surgery I had in November 14' and still have sinus pain everyday. Which is why I posted on here to ask people what they use and their advice. Just follow this thread. I've heard of a bunch of people that the surgery helped them, but for me it hasn't made any major improvements, not even minor I don't think.
BelievingJesus -If he's in pain I'm not understanding why he's not trying to do things to fix this issue. Maybe a little young and stubborn. As for as your rinses go the rinses you buy in store don't affect me at all but I know if you decide to make your own rinse make sure to add baking soda powder or else it will burn. The baking soda is the ingredient that is suppose to take away from the sting. There's many recipes online for making sinus rinses or hypertonic sinus rinses (just more salt added).
erock77 - I guess I didn't word it word it right. I use a 20 ml syringe multiple times. Usually fill a 1000 ml bottle up with solution then pour half of it in a cup and microwave for 30 sec, then squirt 20 ml at a time, alternating nostrils, blowing both nostrils each time, until the cup is empty. My ENT has told me the Neilmed bottle he didn't think was enough pressure to rinse all my sinuses out hence why he suggested I use a syringe so that I can control the pressure and be able to use more pressure than the typical sinus rinse bottles offer.