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I have just had my fourth operation (FESS) removing nasal polyps. I first got them about 4 years ago, i was 20 years old, looking back it may have been caused by heavy smoking, also i was diagnosed with asthma after moving to london and also became allergic to cats and pollen, they all seemed to happen at the same time. Anyhow, my first polyps were bad, i could see them if i looked up my nose and every time they have recurred they get worse. Before my last op (2 days ago) i could see them in both nostrils, for a few years now i have suffered loss of smell(which to be honest i could live with if that was the only effect!) constantly blocked nose (like concrete!)headaches, sinus pain and spent a hell of a lot of money on tissues, sore throat and gums from mouth breathing. It is also extremely embarrassing, i feel depressed a lot of the time purely because it effects every part of your life, in fact it dominates it. i have tried Sinus wars which didn't help much, none of the sprays the doctors prescribed have worked, and so i am still researching. I am about to start a salicylate (aspirin) free diet to see if that slows the growth but we'll see. It is quite nice(in a horrible way!) to hear other peoples stories because it does seem like you are they only one suffering sometimes.
Oh well, we live in hope of a cure, good luck to you all
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