| | Is it normal to wake up with one nostril congested?
A CT scan showed that my sinuses are in great shape, and I had two turbinectomies. However, every morning, I wake up with one nostril congested 75% or more, and the other free.
Usually it's the same nostril, but some times it's the other, probably due to the side I sleep on? Anyway, if I exhale naturally, air comes out only through the free nostril. I have to block the free nostril with a finger and force-exhale for air to come out through the congested nostril.
I went to 4 doctors about the nasal congestion, and only one of them (quite famous - he's allegedly the best sinus surgeon on NorCal) told me, after performing the two turbinate reduction surgeries, that it's actually normal to wake up like that and that 90% of people have this symptom.
What the heck?! Why wasn't I told about this BEFORE the surgeries? Why has no other doctor told me about it? Is this guy lying to pacify me?
Anyway, I would like to ask folks here to answer the following questions:
1. When you wake up, is one of your nostril congested more than 75%, so that if you exhale naturally, air comes out only through the other nostril?
2. Do you suffer from any allergies that may cause, or have been confirmed to cause nasal congestion?
Last edited by tobreathefree; 11-12-2009 at 12:33 PM.