I have this worsening problem of involuntary sniffing, I am a 48 year old non smoking reasonably fit male.
This problem has been with me for several years but is getting really worse over the last 1 - 2 years to the point where it is almost constantly unbearable and I am having trouble sleeping.
It is really hard to explain the exact symptons, I do not have a blocked or stuffed nose, my breathing through my nose is perfectly clear, however it is like I am trying to clear a blockage from my nasal passage to my mouth, however there is nothing to clear.
It seems quite minor when I wake up but progressively gets worse as the day goes on. If I am playing sport or exercising, eg, going for a brisk run, I dont seem to do it as much.
My GP had sent me to an allergist 2 yrs ago and he had diagnosed that I have a dust mite allergy and put me on a desensitisation program, but this has not helped one bit apart from the fact that I dont sneeze as much around dust.
I have recently been to an ear nose and throat specialsit who 10 years earlier had done a septoplasty op to clear my nose passage after it had been narrowed due to a broken nose, he had catscans done but it all came through clear, he has basically told me he cannot help me and that maybe it is a muscular disorder which you cannot really do much about, he also said that it may be a nervous or stress related problem, however I do not really have much stress in my life.
It seems to be better if I have a few beers over the weekend, however it seems even worse after the weekend.
should I see someone who specialises in muscle disorders?
could it be a stress related problem that I dont see?
what else could it be?
I guess that because it is so hard to describe the symptons is why I have not had any success getting a resolution to my worsening problem.
Any information on a possible treatment would be appreciated.
Recognize the risks associated with Crohn’s disease.
Did you know that one in six US adults has high cholesterol?
Know the five types of psoriasis and how to spot flares.
Newer diabetes treatments can suppress appetite and aid weight loss.
Try these tips to get your salivary glands back into action.
Constipation is a common side effect of opioid and narcotic pain medicines.
Is it sensitive skin or something else?