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I am an allergy sufferer, and your symptoms sound so much like mine. I have a constant stuffy nose and drainage down the throat. All that drainage eventually turns into a sinus infection. I also get sinus headaches and sometimes earaches from the fluid in my ears. I have been taking every allergy medicine available - Singulair, Allegra, Benadryl, Nasonex, etc.

I just went for allergy testing (because none of the above were working) and found that I'm highly allergic to dust mites. My allergist said this explains why my stuffiness in constant (dust mites are an indoor/year round issue). I think you should definitely pursue allergies as a possible cause for your problems. Good luck!
Seasonal and year round allergies can be treated by the following:

Allergy testing and specialized shots.
Anit-histamine/decongestant combination: Zyrtec-D, Claritin-D, Allergra-D.
Allergy/Steriodal Nasal Spray: Nasonex, Flonase, Astilen
Saline Nasal Rinses (minimum of 4x daily during flare ups): Simply Saline.. and Ayr Nasal Gel at night.

It is not easy, but you can manage allergies.

Sincerely,
MG