Constant, Annoying Throat Drainage

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   Posted 3/6/2010 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Very thick mucous in my throat that won't come up but is also hard to get down. It began shortly after beginning Zith/Rifampin combo, so I assumed it was yeast. Treatment with Diflucan has done nothing to help.
I don't see how it could be sinus related since there's still snow on the ground where I am. And it came on suddenly and severely.

Anyone else have the same? Thoughts on what I can do to help?

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   Posted 3/6/2010 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I also have drainage, very hard to swallow down and very hard to blow out the nose.
It does come flying out when I cough though. Do your ears drain too? My ears are wet
inside like I just took a shower. I was told from GP that it was allergy related.

need some zs
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   Posted 3/6/2010 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I have congestion in the ears where my I hear crackling noises when I blow my nose. I've had allergies all of my life and never experienced anything like this. Maybe the Lyme is just making them worse...?

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   Posted 3/6/2010 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   

I don't know what the cause of your problem is, but don't downplay the sinus angle. I found out I had a really bad sinus infection and the doctor said I had a serious allergy problem. That was shocking to me as I had no clue I had allergy problems. The doctor said it could be related to anything, not just from what's outside. It could be from what's inside your home or something else.

If it's sinus related, I use a neti-pot and rinse my nasal cavity with it. It includes packets of ph balanced isotonic mixtures that clean out the sinuses. It's really helped my sinus infections and tamed down my allergies. I have far less mucous in the mornings like I used to. Might be worth checking out
I bought mine at Walgreens. Amazon has 66 user ratings at almost five stars for this product. Amazing how well it works for me! :-)


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   Posted 3/6/2010 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Fenugreek tea may help thin out the mucus so that it will move one way or the sure to check for interactions with medications first (ask your pharmacist and your LLMD).

Something else that seems to help me with the post-nasal waterfall and sinus congestion is a product made by Peaceful Mountain called Nasal Rescue - it is a colloidal silver nasal spray. I get it at a local health food store. I have no financial connection to this company/product...just am a happy customer.

Another thing that may help is Pine Cone Extract. My Brother has horrendous allergy attacks from mowing the grass, but last weekend he mowed the grass and got no symptoms at all because he'd been taking the Pine Cone Extract. Amazing, since he's had life-long severe sinus allergies, gotten allergy shots, etc., and still struggled with the sinus allergy symptoms until trying the Pine Cone Extract. My Husband finds Pine Cone Extract helpful for his food allergies, also. We get the Pine Cone Extract at a local health food store.

I hope this helps...take care,
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently weaning off TPN.
Meds:  Pulmicort, IV Doxycycline, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Singulair, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (topically & nasally), probiotics, Liver support herbs, Ailanthus, digestive enzymes, homeopathy.

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   Posted 3/7/2010 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
You should be checked for yeast. I had the same issue for 3+ years. Treated with Diflucan for 60 days and have yet after 1.5 years to have an issue again with that.

Not that it could not be allergies or sinus...just another angle to consider.
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   Posted 3/7/2010 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm on Diflucan right now and have been for a week...
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