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Allergies board

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!
and i thought i was all alone in MY misery. yup!! it's some sort of allergy alrigth!! same here: runny / stuffy nose, post-nasal drip, sometimes sore throat, sometimes sneezing with watery eyes (especially when i clean, so i know it's the dust), stuffy head, clearing of the throat a lot--all of these symptoms last ALL of the time, regardless of the seasons... so, when i went to my gp last week for something completely unrelated, i told her just what i wrote above. she immediately said it was allergy related. (while waiting in the office, i was also reading one of those magazines, and there was a small article on rhinitis; well, i diagnosed myself even before she said it..:rolleyes: so, she gave me a prescription for singulair and one for flonase. i still have to send them out to be filled (mail-in order---it's mandatory with my stupid insurance!!!). but she gave me some singulair samples in her office. i think they help a bit. oh, and i also have a cat. so... since pollen, dust mites, mold, and dander are some of the most common causes of chronic rhinitis, no wonder i have these symptoms all year round. i was actually surprised how allergies can just spring on you out of the blue, since when i was younger i din't have any....live and learn...
anyway, good luck to all of you!!!