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Started 10 (ish) years ago but worse in last 3 years. Every night will wake up, and each morning with a nostril blocked 100%. Never have both blocked. Can easily have a headache/conjestion feeling which can often lead to a tablet to try to feel better. Sleep is awful. Can wait between 5 mins and an hour for the nostril to clear. Not much fun in the dead of night in the winter feeling dog-tired with nowt to do. Two years ago I went private to no avail and now back with ENT in the NHS (after being fobbed off for years) and have finally hit lucky. ENT nurse found I have a dust mite allergy; now sick of buying and washing anti-dust mite bedding. And as for hoovering; I could scream! Now waiting for some kind of scan then some other test. Have tried Dymista which now does not work and I have a raw lining to one nostril that won't heal despite all kinds of prescribed creams. Started nasal irrigation just before bedtime yesterday; as advised by ongoing ENT appts; have tried this before to no avail but advised it needs to be done at least once a day BEFORE bedtime. Thank goodness I have at last found an ENT doctor who is taking notice. I visited his senior doctor in Spires 2 years ago to no avail; just not interested. Expected to see this Spires doctor at my this most recent appt where he works in the NHS and really did not want him; so glad I got someone else. Have recently tried antihistimine tabs over the counter, but advised they make mucous thick to catch the allergy, so could make things worse. Anyone else in this mess?
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