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I was diagnosed with asthma last year and around the same time I lost my sense of smell and taste.It transpired I also had nasal polpys.All this came about very quickly.I was given antibiotics(Clarithromycin) and prednislone steroids for a week and it all cleared up for about a month until it came back.For the last 16 months I was given this course of medication every now and then when my symptoms got bad.I was also given some FLIXONASE nose drops a couple of times and this cleared up my polyps but they kept coming back.
The biggest problem though is my asthma.I have an asthma attack pretty much every morning.I take salbutamol and seretide inhalers but the latter doesn't seem to do much.My doctor has given me singulair,not sure how long it takes to work,but it doesn't SEEM to be working.I've tried many antihistamines.
Another thing I tried was ALLERGY TESTING.Firstly I tried FOOD INTOLERANCE test which showed I was intolerant to WHEAT,YEAST AND COWS MILK;however I omitted all these things from my diet for nearly 2 weeks but it didn't help.I am now waiting for the results of an ALLERGY TEST which tests for cat hair,pollen etc.In the mean time I bought a dyson with a HEPA filter and vaccuumed the entire house.This was 2 days ago and I,ve not noticed much difference.:confused: :confused:
ANY IDEAS???
Was told I had asthma 4 years ago was put on singulair, advair, and albutral. After 4 months of all of that lost my sense of smell. Finally went to an ENT was told I had a sinus infection. Went for CT scan and was placed onj antibiotics. After a month was sent for another scan, still infected. After 4 months on antibiotics went in for surgery. They remove enough pus to fill 3 jars about 2 inches high and around, and a polyp(which didn't show up on CT scan because I was so infected) Never had any headaches or pressure,just couldn't smell. Got sense of smell back for 8 months. Then it started again, went thru second round of antibiotics and finally second surgery in OR for almost 2 hours cleaning out sinuses again. I finally had to give up my job. An amazing enough since I have left work have not been sick, Leads me to believe I was in a sick building. Did have start of a polyp about 4 months after leaving work. ENT put me on a maintance program on 250 mg of erthymycin 2 times a day. Polyp disappeared and have been healthy since. No one seems to know why erthymyicin works but it does. Go for a check up to ENT every 6 months and have been fine. Will not give up my antibiotic we are both afraid of the polyp coming back and do not want to go thru that surgery again