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Hello, in august 2012 I caught what I thought was a cold which I then had for around 4 months straight. Constant sneezing, headaches, runny nose and coughing. I saw my GP who gave me a nasal spray and antihistamines, they failed to work and I was referred to an ENT specialist. They stuck a camera up my nose said it was extremely swollen, booked me for a CT and said I may have sinusitis and gave me a bunch of meds which again did not work. 3 months pass I went back, saw a new person who said CT was fine, stuck a camera up nose again and said I may have rhinitis and gave me more meds, they did not work. 3 months pass again, I went back and they gave me more meds and nasal steroids this time, which caused me to have serious nose bleeds but I was told to keep taking them and I'd be seen in 6 months. I finished that course of meds and went back and was told to come off all meds and see how that goes.. Its half way through 2013 at this point, now my symptoms have worsened, I have a cough all the time, my nose never stops running and sneezing, it's ALWAYS blocked, I can't breath out of it, my head hurts all the time and my life is extremely miserable. December arrives and I lose my job because I can no longer perform at work due to my nose causing havoc, symptoms worse. I still have all the above and now a constant itchy throat which I'm also struggling to breath through sometimes, eyes constantly watering and itchy, sleepless nights as I wake up every hour because I have pain in my nose, can't breath, my nose runs and I sneeze and cough so I get maybe 4 hours a night. I'm now almost suicidal because I can't live a normal life. I see my GP, they offer me anti depressants and tell me to take 2 antihistamines a day everyday until I go back to ENT.. I only took the antihistamines and take 2 everyday, they do not help and I'm still waiting to go back to ENT. I'm now jobless, spend a fortune on tissues, hate going to bed because I know what night I'm in for and hate waking up because I know what day I'm in for. I've had what feels like a cold for almost 2 years now and I'm at an end.. what do I do?
- Perry Mace
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