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DCP78 06-19-2007 10:09 PM

Extrem Post Nasal Drainage
 
I'm suffering from, I'm guessing, post nasal drainage. I seem to have too much mucus trying to drain into my throat. Which gags me and sometimes make me vomit. I have a loss of appetite, hard to swallow certain foods, upset stomic, uncontroled gagging and vomiting, and always needing some sort of drink on hand to try to help me clear my throat. I've tried mucus thinners, seems to help a little bit, but never cures me. I've wasted a lot of money and time going to the ENT doctor's. They could never find anything wrong with me and suggested that I have a mental condition insted of a medical condititon. Dose anyone out there have the same problem? Or, am I the only lucky person out their with this so called " mental defect"?

Titchou 06-20-2007 05:01 AM

Re: Extrem Post Nasal Drainage
 
What else have you tried? Antihistamines? Do they dry it up at all?

DCP78 06-20-2007 08:16 AM

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I've basically have taken almost every over-the-counter drug and/or Rx drug, to try to control or get rid of this problem. Just the other day. I ate lunch, felt fine. Then I started vomiting because of all the mucus in my throat. I basically had to take a second lunch because I threw-up my first one. I don't know about you, this can't be normal.

wynnbeez 06-20-2007 10:44 PM

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[QUOTE=DCP78;3054623]I'm suffering from, I'm guessing, post nasal drainage. I seem to have too much mucus trying to drain into my throat. Which gags me and sometimes make me vomit. I have a loss of appetite, hard to swallow certain foods, upset stomic, uncontroled gagging and vomiting, and always needing some sort of drink on hand to try to help me clear my throat. I've tried mucus thinners, seems to help a little bit, but never cures me. I've wasted a lot of money and time going to the ENT doctor's. They could never find anything wrong with me and suggested that I have a mental condition insted of a medical condititon. Dose anyone out there have the same problem? Or, am I the only lucky person out their with this so called " mental defect"?[/QUOTE]

You have non-allergic rhinitis. This is a condition that unlike an allergy is not caused by pollens. ENT's do not know why some people are hyper-sensetive to changes in humidity (weather), perfumes, smoke, pollutents, household chemicals. But believe me, I grew up in a house of smokers and I have always suffered from chronic sinus and ear problems. I am 41 and it has only gotten worse. I have been on every medication, steroids and nasal sprays out there. It basically seems to come and go anytime the weather changes or I am exposed to smoke or chemicals. The most I can tell you is that there isn't a cure but 7-10 day course of prednisone or a medrol dose pack or a steroid shot does bring some immediate relief. However, you can only have a few steroids per year and sometimes the instant relief does not last. I live in Alabama and the weather seems to play a very big part in my problems. I am currently experiencing an episode myself and will soon have to call my ENT again. This is bad considering I got an actual sinus and inner ear infection in December and it took me until the end of January to get rid of the infection but I still had to deal with the Non-Allergic Rhinitis.

Wynn in Bama

DCP78 06-21-2007 12:06 AM

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Non-allergic rhinitis sounds like something I have. I know I have a hard time breathing next to a smoker or someone heavly perfumed. Wynnbeez, do you suffer of uncontroled post nasal drip? And, since my local ENT doctors think that I'm a hypercondract with imaginary problems, can I go to a regualar doctor to see if I have and/or treat non-allergic rhinitis?

KyleG 08-21-2007 01:00 AM

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Finally I have found someone with the same symptoms I have had.

I had this problem that has really affected me from doing my best in my physical activities. It feels just like you said, the gagging. I told my doctors that and they don't know what it is. I went to an ENT in philly and he said i had allergic rhinitis or w/e and said the gagging is probably from post nasal drip. I went to another ENT in my city and put me on acid reflux medication.

This problem had first lead me to believe that acid reflux is the culprit. I made an entire topic about this one problem. You should have a look at it, its in the acid reflux board.

What I had thought was the acid was going into my throat and was causing me to gag. But now I realise its definitely post nasal drip because I am constantly swallowing the never ending drainage and it irritates my stomach and also makes me gag. This is what makes my physical activities so difficult.

When I run, I can only run so far until this problem occurs and it completely stops me. I am unable to run 1 mile without having to stop and "Control my gag". In karate it affects me so much since I am moving around a lot during cardio excercise. It is frustrating because I cannot perform at my fullest potential because I cannot work myself up to my endurance.

My post nasal drip is non stop every second of every day since I was very little. So I had always been used to this and never thought of the gagging until recently.

I am going to make a new topic to see if I Can get some answers.

help wanted :( 08-21-2007 02:54 AM

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i too suffer from chronic post nasal drip. im going to an ENT sepcialist but im convinced its allergy ofsome sort, either food or environmental so im going to try and go to an allergist

Kellir 08-22-2007 12:30 AM

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I too have really bad PND, LPR can cause those symptoms as well and thats what I have. Its been really bad these past few days=[


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