Been sick for months. Nothing helps

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Okay so I've been "sick" for probably about 8 months now, maybe more. Symptoms I can describe is mainly congestion, but it changes.  For the first few months my nose was just extremely congested all day every day, nothing comes out, when i blow my nose, nothing came out.  But now recently, its just steady leaking mucus out of my noes ALL day every day.  I have to blow my nose every 2 minutes, and a lot of mucus comes out, almost white in color. Also when I blow my nose sometimes it creates a popping noise in my ear, I dont know if thats connected.  But I've been to several doctors and diagnosed with a sinus infection every time.  I've taken several antibiotics and also tried Allegra D and nasal spray. Nothing works. nothing helps.  Its just miserable, all day every day. 8 months straight.  Will it ever stop & can i do ANYTHING?

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    if the musuc is white, it's not infected. If it's green or yellow it is.

    have you done any allergy tests? 

    Did you have any cold which triggered it?

    Have you tried saline rinse? 

    Is it changing or the same day and night?

    Is it changing if you move away from that area? (significantly)

    How congested is it?

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      I have not done allergy tests, that was the next step the doctors told me to try to find out what it is.  It did start out with a cold a long time ago and just never went away.  

      Have  not tried saline rinse

      It doesnt change on a daily basis, it has changed over a couple of months.

      No, it is the same no matter where I am

      Extremely congested. 

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    It really takes it out of you all this sinus problems:-) my family are fed up with me saying I don't feel well it's just gone on for so long three years and like you loads of anti biotics saline washes sprays etc,I had a op two months ago for deviated septem at the moment I have like you lots of congestion 

    and pain im doing two things right now steaming and praying that it will settle 

    I think all the anti biotics as well leave us run down .try to get as much rest as possible take vitamins drink plenty of fluids with honey lemon and ginger 

    eat foods with garlic in  lots of green vegetables and  cut down on dairy 

    milk ,cheese etc  and stay positive that you will get well smile 

    all the best xx

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    Insist on being referred to a specialist clinic.  Most large hospitals have an 'Ear, Nose and Throat' department.  Addenbrooke's is good; and the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear hospital in Gray's Inn Road in London is the centre for much of the research.

    Try using Nielmed Sinus Rinse to keep your nasal passages clean

    Have you tried an antihistamine?  Neoclarityn is good (for me), but only available on prescription

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