For the past 6 years I have had constant post nasal drip. This causes me to wake up almost every morning with the inability to breathe well due to all the mucus in my chest. Since I have asthma I typically use my inhaler and this makes it easier to cough up the mucus. I also cannot run as this triggers asthma attacks where I'm constantly coughing (on purpose) up mucus.
Every time I swallow it feels as though I'm swallowing stuff from my sinus and none of the drugs I've been prescribed seems to help. I've been on Allegra, Flonase, Astelin, etc...I had an xray and CT scan of my sinuses which appear to be completely normal, meaning no polyps or other obstructions.
After seeing a third ENT I was told that I may have allergic and non-allergic rhinitis and that if a newly prescribed nose spray didn't help that surgery was my best option. This surgery would involve creating scar tissue on my turbinates, hopefully relieving my congestion and post nasal drip.
I am nervous about the surgery because I do not know anything about it nor do I know anyone who has gone through something similar. Not being able to run makes me miserable and leads to sudden onsets of severe depression and anxiety. I would love it if someone could help shine some light on what might be going on and if surgery on my turbinates would be smart.
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