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Long-term sore throat, runny nose and chest infection

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  • Posted By: blueski
  • July 28, 2009
  • 04:05 PM

Hi all,

Much appreciate any thoughts on my symptoms.

For the last 3-4 years I've had a slight sore throat and a slight, very watery runny nose with some sneezing (maybe 3-4 per day). The symptoms seem to be worse when I'm tired but other than that can't find any connection to environmental factors, time of year, etc.

I'm a mild hayfever sufferer but this pre-dates the symptoms so not sure if there's any connection.

More recently (since Spring this year), I've had an ongoing chest infection and what feels like several colds in quick succession. My chest feels tight and I've been coughing/sneezing far more.

Not sure if this is related to the longer-term problem but thought worth mentioning. In case it's relevant, I'm not a great sleeper and often feel a bit tired/drained during the day, especially in the morning.

I've been to the doctor several times, who has prescribed anti-histamines, but these haven't helped - also had an allergy test which only identified pollen. My throat has been examined by a specialist who has ruled out anything serious but he did note it was slightly inflamed.

From what I've read online it may be a "pre-nasal drip", but not sure what triggers this and how I can overcome it.

Much appreciate any thoughts and advice.

Many thanks,

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