My girlfriend has had constant postnasal drip and constant phlem in the throat. This has been going on for a year and a half!...all night long she snorts,swallows,,hacks...this goes on during the day also but she is able to fake it and moving around makes it easier to deal with. She has seen multitudes of doctors, ENT's and no help...They are most of the time rude and non caring.several have even said she needed to see a shrink because it was all anxiety...ANXIETY!!!!!! YES there is anxiety when your drownding in your own fluids 24 hours a day.Im am so pissed off,,,I would be happier if they would just admitt that they dont know rather than call someone crazy or a liar. I have been begging her to try 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide in a Mister bottle,,, and inhaling it several times a day......she wont do it and still has some completely stupid faith in another doctor knowing. She is going crazy and Im loosing it also....I hate to see her suffer and it is soooooo freaking annoying to hear her sounds in the backround 24/7....P.S.... she has literally tried every everything ENTS have offered...Im so sick of even talking about it ....I havent seen one success story of the many on this site,,,,IF anyone has anything,,, PLEEEEEASE tell us all!...P>S> Im so sick of hearing THE DOCTORS generic ROBOTIC answer.... I can see that this is a very big problem and I hope someone somewhere is working on something,,,thank you Steve
hi i am 30 yrs old male from india.i am having some problem since more than 1.5 years.i do throat clearing all the time .more throat clearing after eating. as if a small mucus is stucked in my throat,which is not comming out.i was admitted for this in hospital.they have lots of tests including ct scan of chest,mri scan of throat,barium meal,endoscopy,24 hr esophagal ph monitoring,usg,blood tests.all are normal.no GERD.what should i do now?
please help me.
one thing i must tell u.this started at sep.2009.at that time,one day i sprayed baygon spray(for killing bugs and moquitoes) in my room ,and then i had to sleep in that room.since then my problem increased.there was some smell of spray.
i am doing this for 1 and half years.now i cant cough and hawk anymore.pls help. ..
i have got the same.. 4 years now ..wife goes downstairs to watch tv just to get away from me ... i does bring on Anxiety..we are all tired of it ..i have had every test .. nothing..there is good weeks and bad weeks
throat clears when it wants to , it may last months then it drains im always hacking and nothing seems to move ,, i can feel it sticky in my throat ..i use the nette pot it helps sometimes.. all my test came back ,nothing is wrong
the more the sinus fills up the anxiety seems to come back... 4years ago i didnot have sinus or anxiety problems hope this helps
I had this problem for a year. I tried everything, even sinus surgery which did not help. I then tried something a holistic person recommended. No dairy (goat milk/cheese ok), no wheat, no processed sugar, no caffein. Yes, this is DRASTIC. It took two weeks and it cured the problem. The holistic person said it might take longer. I ate like this for a long time, and was able to gradually add back some stuff though I still eat pretty well. Before you freak out, there are some really good substitutes. I don't like soy, but unsweetened almond milk is really good. I love cereal, but there are some great oat and corn based cereals with no wheat and sugar. Rice crackers are great. My opinion, is my body needed a detox. Once I rid myself of this crap, I was able to have it from time to time. Please try this...and don't cheat. It saved me, honestly.
I have had the same symptoms since the late 90's, which were always worse after eating. I went for an allergy test (scratch test) which showed nothing and eventually had the sinus surgery (around 2000) which did nothing. Fast forward to 2011 where I am still experiencing the symptoms. It started getting worse to a point where I could no longer clear the mucus out of my throat. I found an allergist who did an environmental allergy test, by doing injections under the skin with the 18 most common allergens (dust, mold, dander, pollen, etc). I find out that I have severe allergies to 18 out of the 18 allergens. He produces a nose spray (which works similar to the allergy shot) which is custom to you allergies and how allergic you are to them. I started using the nose spray a little over a month ago and I have seen improvement. I went back this week and he has recommended an elimination diet, similar to what you described, which I am starting now. You eliminate a list of items for 4 weeks and slowly start introducing them back into your diet to see which is the culprit. The diet is hard to follow as you must eliminate items such as (soy corn gluten processed sugar chocolate caffeine citrus etc) but I will keep you posted to see if my symptoms disappear over the next month. He also prescribed acid reflux medicine as this can cause mucus production as well. FYI – it is my understanding that allergy tests done by blood and scratching the skin are not accurate. These studies coming out of England. If any has had these tests done please be retested as you may be allergic.
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