I have had 2 sinus surgeries and still have post nasal drip.

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I'm an asthmatic and in 2013 after a bad cold followed by shortness of breath for post nasal drip  the ENT gave me a total of (before and after surgery )15 courses of antibiotics. I had first sinus surgery  for chronic rinosinusitis with fungus. First CT scan prior to first surgery was mostly greyed out with slight deviated septum and plenty mucosul thickening. This helped a little but in a few months post nasal drip returned and then antibiotics continued in 2014 where i had a second CT scan which again showed greyed out areas but not as much as first scan and  also showed mucusol thickening. I had second surgery and like first one it helped for a month or two then the post nasal drip returned. Meanwhile throught all of this since before the first surgery and until today i have used Neilmend sinus rinse every day sometimes once a day others twice a day. The symptoms which I have really felt from all this since the beginning back in early 2013 was fatigue and some body aches this was worse in the beginning but is now and on and off thing. I have tried vitamins and minerals from my naturopath the only thing that helps is good quality B Vitamins for energy . I have to say i have not been the same since that cold I had 3 years ago and besides having an irritating cough and also have to spit muccuos out in the bathroom as I work in customer service its a nightmare.The ENT i have seen for nearly 2 years pretty much said , there is nothing I can do for you...I have arranged to have a second opinion in the next month with a another ENT. so lets see how it goes.  any help would be much appreciated. thanks peeps

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    I had a chronic sinus infection for 50 years, and was treated by many specialists, with limited long term improvement. Had my nose cavity cortorised twice, with relief for a short period, but the sinus problem returned. I relied on the normal treatments , such as antihistamines, sinutabs, Avil retards, nasal sprays and drops, plus analgesics, for temporary relief, on a perpetual basis. It was a never ending saga, with no prospect of permanent relief. My sinuses were particularly affected by high humiditity, weather changes, kapok dust, plant pollens, cigarette smoking, and some foods such as nitrates and eggs. I had to leave the coast and live inland to get relief from high humidity. At age 65 I found a complete cure, with absolutely no sinusitis and no hayfever. The answer to my problem was simply taking one Evening Primrose Capsule each day. This treatment worked the first day. Evening Primrose Oil works by desensitising the nervous system, including the nostrils and sinuses. No sinusitis, no hayfever, no drugs required. I took one Evening Primrose Capsule each day for twelve months, in order to prevent a recurrence of the problem, and to desensitise the sinuses fully. Now I take an evening primrose capsule occasionally to reduce body pain from post herpetic neuralgia, and.when I am in a smoking environment or in a humid environment on the coast. This was a miracle cure for me, after a lifetime of perpetual sinus problems, with regular debilitating headaches, even after taking sinus tablets and strong analgesics. Give this treatment a try if you suffer from allergies, hayfever, or sinusitis. You may be as surprised as I was. Also, avoid MSG like the plague, it is deadly for asthma, sinusitis, and hayfever. Best of luck in your search for a cure for your complaint. 

    Ray

    it is deadly for asthma, sinus and hayfever. Best of luck in your search for a cure for your complaint.

    Ray

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      I will have to investigate this eveing primrose oil, its funny how somethig natural and so simple can be a cure- hopefully. Thankyou very much for your reply Raymond and i hope with some good advice such as yours i can find something that really helps me.

       

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    Holden,

    Your description mimics my simproms I've had for 2 years now in the way of Chronic Sinusitis. I've had several Polypectomies over the years and have lived with chronic allergies for over 60 years.    I've searched a lot on the Internet lately including this forum to find some ideas for my Sinusitis, but what has been successful for others hasn't so far been the silver bullet to fix my problem. For the past week I've been trying Rayond's Evening Primrose.  If it will do half for me of what it has for Raymond I'll be very happy.    The research I've been most impressed with is regular exercise, drink lots of water, hold back on foods containing wheat and Dairy Products.  I plan to begin exercising  in the next week or so, but until I drink up the beer and eat the ice cream and cheese in my refrigerator, I'm going to continue being miserable with my nose a little while longer.  As your ENT says there is nothing more he can do for you, I think you might want to seek out another physician. 

    I wish the very best of good health for you in the future!!

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    A few suggestions....Try eliminating dairy from your diet for a few weeks and see if you experience an improvement. There is a book called Allergies disease in Disguise that I found very helpful. You may be eating something u have an intolerance for and that can effect the whole body. What changed in 2013? Did u move to a new location/home etc? Any mold exposure?
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    Do you still have the post nasal drip cough?  I’m going through the same thing.  I could have written what you posted.  The only difference Is I’m two years behind you .
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    I have the exact problem!  I have had two sinus surgeries also, and still have the post nasal drip and bad cough.  Have your symptoms gotten better?
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