For many years I've had a runny nose (since the fall of 1997 I believe). It was never a HUGE issue as I just made sure to carry tissues with me. The occasional tissue in the laundry was a mess though.
It's just clear snot. Nothing major, just usually enough to wet a tissue.
I've tried so many allergy things - nasal sprays (nasonex, flonase - for years, rhinocort) - allergy pills (allegra, claritin, zyrtec) - antihistamines (benedryl, and another I can't remember) - with out any success.
In December 2004 things changed. Now all of this mucous seemed to be draining into my stomach at night and I will wake up nauseated enough to vomit. I started seeing chunks of who-knows-what in what was coming up. It's green.
The doctors keep blowing me off. In May 2005 my GI did a scope to ease my mind. Diagnosis - chronic acute gastritis. Oxymoronic??? I already take Aciphex (30 min b4 breakfast) for my GERD - so shouldn't that fix the gastritis?
Last night was one of the nights where I woke up at 1:00 am and every 20 minutes there after to vomit whatever has drained into my stomach. I'm exhausted. The two nights before I dreamt about vomiting - but only woke up around 5:00 am to do so.
Has anyone else experience this? Is this runny nose from GERD? (I can't think it's from allergies after trying all of those things to no avail.)
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Asacol 12 per day, Azathioprine 75mg, Aciphex, Effexor XR, Forvia and a Probiotic
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use. Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
Co-Mod for the UC forum
Keep HealingWell running smoothly: www.healingwell.com/donate