80 Y/O with IDIOPATHIC VASOMOTOR RHYINITIS

Posted , 3 users are following.

This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Start a new discussion

Hello All,My elderly mother has been suffering (1 year) from a bazaar condition which the ENT’s termed Idiopathic Vasomotor Rhinitis, which means they really don’t know. The symptoms oddly start when she drinks water: Post nasal drip, then clearing of throat, coughing, and a feeling as if something is in her throat. These episodes get aggressive, and last for hours. I feel helpless and can only wait for symptoms to subside. She is 80 and my heart goes out to her. She feels depressed and despair. Meds, sprays have been useless. A swallow study was negative. Allergy Tests-Negative. We are at our wits end and desperate for some knowledge

0 likes, 4 replies

Report

4 Replies

  • Posted

    Dear petedam

    U must show her to gastroenterologist . ciz most of the deseases r associated with our stomuch itself

    Report
    • Posted

      Thanks. Docs suspected GI issues after negative allergy tests. She has been taking Prilosec for a almost 2 moinths now. However, these symptoms (Post nasal drip/mucus in back of throat/ coughing/throat clearing and sensation of something in throat) appear about 99% of time upon drinking water. even a small sip.
      Report

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up