| | Afrin No Drip decongests my nose great 12h. Will sinus surgery decongest permanently?
This is my first post on these boards. Good to be here amongst 500k other people.
I'm 28, male, Caucasian, BMI 24.5, in good shape and generally good health. However, since I can remember, my nose gets congested completely at random, which makes breathing very annoying. Sometimes, days in a row, I wake up with one nostril completely blocked, and the other 50% blocked. Who knows if in my sleep they don't get both blocked? Perhaps this is what makes me very tired some days despite 7-8 hours of sleep?
Anyway, I wasn't able to find any obvious cause for this congestion. Nothing like pollen or dust, or anything that would reliably clog my nose. I don't have headaches almost at all, and don't get other ENT infections from the nose.
What helps very effectively to decongest my nose is Afrin No Drip. It keeps my nose free for 12 hours, and it feels great to be able to breathe easily; however, I can't use it for more than 3 days in a row.
Recently I did some research and found out about sinus surgery (as described at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/sinussurgery/htm/index.htm), but I'm not sure if it makes sense for my situation. If my sinuses had a physical malformation, Afrin wouldn't help, and the nose would be blocked all the time, right?
Anyway, if surgery would help, the day I have it would be one of the happiest in my life. So should I go for it or not? What do people think?