Patient Comments: Chronic Rhinitis and Post-Nasal Drip - Describe Your Experience

Please describe your experience with chronic rhinitis and post-nasal drip.

Comment from: SteveT, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 08

I suffered all my life from allergies. I used Sinex for 10 years plus constant every night so I could breathe and sleep. Now my nose feels permanently swollen and blocked. Last 10 years I have been on Flixonase and Beconase but have developed a cataract in my left eye and read this could be a cause. I stopped using all these steroid inhalers 2 weeks ago and just spray salt water. I can't breathe at night, wake feeling I'm suffocating, so lie awake. My nose constantly runs but frontal not down throat. I blow my nose constantly especially at meal times (all the time) which is an embarrassment. I just bought a diffuser.

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Comment from: cheryl, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 13

I just read all of your stories and it is quite scary and depressing. It seems no one gets better. I have post nasal drip that is very loose and I feel it all day and night. I cough so much and so hard that I throw up. I am seeing an ENT, I'm on inhaler, nasal spray, antibiotic Zyrtec, and nothing seems to work. He now prescribed prednisone which I haven't started taking. I have anxiety about going anywhere; I'm afraid of coughing and throwing up. It is 3 in the morning and I can't sleep from coughing. This has been going on for about 2 months, I wish someone knew what to do.

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Comment from: theo, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 22

In May this 2015 I had a flu, after that I never stopped coughing. What's new to me is that I rarely cough during the day and at night, especially early morning hours, I cough a lot. And I am experiencing noisy chest, and it is relieved by cough. Medical history, I had sinus since 2005 and it was relieved in 2010 because I relocated. In 2014 I came back to this place and it started again. I was so worried I checked tuberculosis but it was negative. But I have persistent cough and at times I feel like something is stuck in my throat.

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Comment from: KATHRYN, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: August 05

I have tried every spray on the shelf plus the prescription ones for chronic rhinitis. None of them work. I started this nasal drip 2 years ago. I constantly have the drip no matter where I am or what I'm doing. I am constantly snorting and blowing my nose. I don't have any allergies but I did break my nose years ago and had surgery to correct the deviated septum. I am sick of this constant dripping and having to have a Kleenex available at all times.

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Comment from: ava, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 29

I have suffered from chronic rhinitis since before I was in the double digits. I had little to no sense of smell and couldn't breathe through my nose at all. This also caused loud snoring and meant I couldn't even lie down on my back without having to fight for breath. Only recently, after having suffered through 11 years of school sounding like I had a constant cold, was I diagnosed correctly and prescribed Beconase nasal spray. I'm not cured, but I do have a much better sense of smell (though it's not as good as it should be) and can breathe through my nose (albeit a little noisily). I still have to constantly carry a tissue around as I still have a runny nose but my tissue usage has decreased by at least 50 percent. Ask your doctor before trying anything.

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Comment from: Ina, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 02

I have had a post-nasal drip for probably 10 years. It is with me even in other countries. It drips day and night so my sleeping pattern is erratic. I seem to be swallowing gobs of mucus all the time. Nothing seems to help, I drink a lot of water to clean up the throat and taste. I am desperate to find a solution, sinuses are clear according to ENT.

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Comment from: Eric, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 27

Chronic rhinitis with snot, sneezing, swelling, worsening of asthma and misery, is making me so ill and low so often. I have considered suicide. I cannot breathe. I look and feel awful. I am on antihistamine, Seretide, Singulair, Ventolin and prednisolone; all ineffective. I can't sleep, can't socialize and struggle to hold my job down. Doctor referred me to the respiratory specialist as urgent. The specialist considers me not urgent. So a 9 month wait to meet a specialist who will look down on me and not understand how this is making my life fall apart.

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