I discovered the Buteyko Method out of desperation. There was nothing left for me to try to manage my severe sinusitis. Sinusitis does not sound like a serious problem, but it was in my case. I developed a seriously stubborn sinus infection that did not go away even when I was treated with multiple rounds of antibiotics and steroids. Eventually I got to the point where medication did not help me and I had to have nasal endoscopic surgery. It brought me relief, however my symptoms returned shortly after surgery. There were times where I felt good but they never lasted very long. I started having sinusitis episodes very frequently with little time to breathe and live between the episodes. My quality of life was very low and I was getting worse and worse with every passing month.