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Hey guys. So, for about as long as I can remember, I will random wake up one day and have a terribly watery runny nose and sneezing. Happens maybe once every month or two. It's not a cold. Allergy medication doesn't help (I've tried everything from Benadryl to Clariton). It doesn't correlate to anything at all. I'll be in the same apartment I'm in every single day and I'm fine, and then just one day, I wake up with this terrible running nose. It never lasts for more than a day, it doesn't matter what season it is, it doesn't matter where I am, if there's pets or not, or anything else. I do have allergies to some things, but again, this happens whether or not I'm in the presence of allergens, and allergy meds don't help.
In terms of my sinuses, I was CT'd once and apparently I have a small nasal spur. I don't know if this makes a difference, but obviously I have the spur all the time, and yet this only happens to me occasionally. The spur isn't big enough to be obstructive, and I get the nasal running on both sides, not just the side with the spur.
The only thing that makes it go away? Going back to sleep. Even if it's just for an hour or two, it'll be gone. But obviously I don't always have the luxury of just taking a nap in the middle of the day to cure my mystery-rhinitis. So often, I just deal with it, and by the end of the day, my nose is actually raw from the constant running and using tissues. That's how bad it is. I literally can't go 3 minutes without sneezing or needing a tissue.
Does anyone know what on earth this is? After 20-odd years of this, it's just so incredibly annoying!
Thank you for any help!
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