When I was born I got stuck in my mother, causing my head to warp slightly.
un-noticed to all my doctors until age 15, i had a deviated septum.
I always thought not being able to breath out of one side was normal because i was never told otherwise.
and it did not bother me that bad for the longest.
but at 14 we moved to a new city further down south, when heat started to set in i began to have allergies.
My deviated septum caused mucus not to be drained into the lungs properly causing post-nasal drip down the wall of my throat.
this mucus infected the back of my throat.
when i was a little child as well, i had my tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy.
14 years latter we discover they grew back mucus gets trapped in pockets in my tonsils causing them to become chronically infected spreading to my adenoids.
tonsils presented intense pain along with allergy like symptoms for about 5 to 7 days in which time they stopped, although they were still badly infected no pain showed (or any other symptoms besides swelling) , this lasted for about a month in a half. while i was being put off & on to anti-bionics. after this period of time, just half a week or so after moving into a new home, i started getting chronic allergies again, coughing, hacking up mucus, large mucus build up again, pharyngitis.
at one point my doctor suggested mono as a problem i could be facing, but never spoke much of it.
Im about to have a tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, and a septoplasty in about 3 days.
My doctor seems like he really does not know what is wrong with me, and i would really like some comfort in knowing if somethings wrong or not.
I am strongly thinking it is chronic allergies coupled with a deviated septum, only thing is, why did it take 14 years to start?
if anyone thinks they might know whats wrong with me, or has the same condition by any chance, please post.
Thanks for writing to the forum!
There is a possibility that with the move to a new place something did not suit you. Deviated nasal septum further complicated the issues. It is important to know what you are allergic to. Common allergens are pollen, mold, dust, pet dander, synthetic fiber, cosmetics or drugs. You must get an allergy test done, either a skin test or RAST, to know what you are allergic to. Once you know what you are allergic to, avoiding that will bring relief to your symptoms.
Hope this helps. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Just read your posting from six months ago as I explore why I had a severely deviated septum and it struck a chord. I had septoplasty, sinus surgery and turbinate reduction two years ago and it was the best thing I had done for myself in years. Unfortunately, I did not realize my problem until I was in my early 50s after suffering countless sinus infections while dealing with severe environmental allergies that were all diminishing my quality of life. While dealing with my allergies under an allergist's care, I decided to get to the bottom of my sinus issues and see an ENT. Once the CAT scan was done that showed a severely deviated septum which was so clear to the naked eye, I went ahead with the surgery that resulted seven procedures done on my nose and sinuses. My ENT said "you had a very messed up nose"! I asked how this happened and my ENT said it was probably congential and once I hit puberty it got progressively worse. Only recently, post 2 yrs, surgery, I have wondered could my deviated septum been caused by birth trauma. I know that when I was born they had to use forceps and once I started doing some research (I am a librarian), I figured out this was probably the cause. So, in summary, be glad you figured out when you did, I only wish I had taken the time to force the issue with doctors and with myself. I am thoroughly pleased with the results of my surgery and my wonderful ENT who I have called my "medical God". Rarely do I get an infection, I am sleeping better and I am full of more energy than I can even remember having.
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