Nasal Polyps - Anyone have experience with them

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   Posted 1/15/2014 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had them for about 6 years. I had surgery 2 years ago but the ENT wanted to be careful and do the surgery in phases and the first surgery he just removed the polyps from the lower sinuses. It gave me a little relief, but I still couldnt smell, still had sleep apnea, and still it aggravated my asthma which I used to not have. Now 2 months ago I had the full surgery with another ENT, he said he took out two handfuls of polyps and I should be good for 8-10 years and have a full recovery. Everything was fine the first month, I got sick from work and thought that was why I couldnt smell and my asthma was bad.

Had the follow up with my ENT and he was shocked Polyps are back!!!! He said in his 28 years of doing this surgery he has only seen this once, and that person had to travel the country seeing different specialists even going to the Mayo clinic. I am now wondering if I should try some of those home remedies or natural remedies you see online, I will try anything, but I need to get back to full health, full smell, full breathing, no asthma, no sleep apnea. Current ENT says to take prednisone and nasal spray and do another more extensive allergy test ina few weeks and we will see again.

Please help, I need this nightmare over with so I can move on with my life, have a family, lose weight, and be normal

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   Posted 1/21/2014 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi game. Welcome to the forum.

Wow! What a predicament. I can't imagine 2 handfuls of polyps coming out of your sinuses. Did that include sinus material?

Losing sense of smell is one of the possible complications of sinus surgery.

Did polyps actually grow back or is it swelling? I can understand prednisone for swelling. Since the doctor has actually seen this before, what did he do for the other patient? Did it work?

I'd listen to the doctor. I don't know of home remedies for removing polyps. I wouldn't believe online claims either.
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