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Hello I was diagnosed with this earlier this year having suffered on and off for years. I thought it was possibly silent reflux as in addition to the sneezing and nasal problems I also lost my voice throat clearing and throat mucus.
I had a throat scan in March and was everything ok and got the rhinitis diagnosis. I am sure this all started in 2007 after starting on blood pressure medication Amlodipine which has this sort of symptoms as a possible side effect. I developed some weird virus throat and chest which took ages to clear up. Afterward I was left with occasional sneezing fits which resulted in lots of mucus afterwards which I had to keep hacking up (excuse the description). As it was not very often I just forgot about it. I was given Dymista by the consultant for the rhinitis but silly me I did not take it when I saw that it might cause glaucoma. I have already had 2 cataract operations and have early glaucoma in one eye.
I already take steroid inhaler for asthma (I believe asthma and rhinitis go hand in hand) so did not want to take any more. In August I was started on glaucoma drop Azopt which is fine on the eyes but I am now wondering if this has made the rhinitis worse. Once again listed as a possible side effect. I would be loathe to change as I am limited to the drops I can have and they are fine on the eye. I am going to the eye clinic today and will mention it but I always think you don't really get any definite answers to questions about side effects. The main thing I wanted to ask was this.
Does any one have this happen to them sneezing fits could be just a couple of sneezes or 6 or 7 but always followed by awful throat mucus which takes upto half an hour to get rid of which is very embarrasing if you are out in public. I suppose it is post nasal drip. I wonder if I should ask my gp for dymista again and try it. Anyone used it. I believe it is a steroid and antihistamine combined. I am on a lot of medication in pain with arthritis, IBS, and suffer from anxiety so not a good combination. Thanks for reading this.
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