I've been having sinus issues and am wondering if anyone is the same. Some background...Years ago, i had an issue where I was congested for about 3 months. Finally my GP sent me to an ENT dr. He never said what was wrong aside from inflammation in my sinuses (which is a common theme in my body), but prescribed nasonex and after 3 months of being congested, no smell or taste, it cleared it up. I also suffer from asthma which is only triggered when (and everytime) I get a cold. It shows itself as a tickly cough and also will not go away until I take meds (advair). Often the two issues go together.
Recently I've been having issues with my sinuses where they're blocked during the night and it takes me about 2hrs to clear it in the morning (saline rinse and just keep trying to blow my nose to get rid of the thick yellow mucus..sorry if tmi). Then I'm fine for the rest of the day. I have been using my nasonex to try and keep my nose clearer at night...which does seem to help, but I still always have the issue.
Also, don't know if it means anything but my left nostril is more blocked than my right. Very strange as you'd think that if there's mucus, it would be produced evenly in your nose.
Anyone else experience this same issue at night? Why just at night? And antything different I can do?
Thanks in advance.
Ulcerative Colitis 1988, had colon removed and now jpouch
Now sufer from sacroiliitis and inflammation of piriformis muscle causing sciatica like pain during flare ups. Joints very bad...take celebrex when needed.
Also suffer from asthma (only triggered when I get a cold) and stuffed sinuses.
Post Edited (Lu2011) : 6/26/2012 6:10:20 AM (GMT-6)