Hi, I saw your post and it reminded me on my struggle. I've been sick for two years now and initially I wasn't sure what the problem was. I started having really bad sinus problems:congestion, runny nose, sore throat, laryngitis, ear pain/infections, bad breath, and excessive mucus. I want to ENT after ENT and was given every med from Allegra to Zyrtec A-Z, nothing worked, my sinuses would not get better at all even thought I took the meds properly, on time, daily. Finally, after my 15th ENT I saw one who told me my problem was LPR. The LPR was causing my sinuses to flare up because of stomach acid being exhaled into my thoat area where it did not belong. Thousands of dollars later, appointment after appointmenr and med after med I finally know now that I have acid reflux which caused my sinus issues.
I am now taking the proper meds for the acid reflux and even though I am still struggling and thinking about reflux surgery-I can happily say I have no more sinus problems. No congestion, runny nose, ear infections (every now and again when I have an episode) but overall no need for sinus meds.
It took me a whole year of seeing an ENT and trying to figure out why the meds weren't working; now if I could get the acid reflux under control I'd be perfect.