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A couple of years I started getting really bad headaches, especially when going to sleep at night. Also pressure headaches when I stood up, really heavy on the top of my head. An ENT guy put a camera up my nose and said it was only slightly enflamed, I had two sets of skin allergy tests. Was then told it was non-allergic rhinitis and given a spray which didn't make any difference.
Since then I've noticed some patterns. I'm okay in the summer but its bad in the winter. I also get red raised itchy skin, every so often my skin tingles, or I touch or lightly scratch my skin and it comes up raised and red for a while. I break out frequently with hives and rashes. The slightest irritant causes my nose to feel congested and headaches, itchy, tingly throat, my throat feels blocked with thick mucus. To me it sounds like a seasonal allergy, but they've done the skin tests. Also I don't know what to do, what they've treated me with previously doesn't work. I use netti pot regulary (although i find the pain unbearable using it), I use decongestant tablets daily, anti allergy tablets, anti inflammatories and nose sprays. I hate living like this and my sleep is so bad.
Can any one offer any advice, does it sound like allergic or non allergic rhinitis, has anyone found any other treatments that work?
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