I have had the same recurring trouble for about 15 years, and I never get anywhere by seeing doctors unfortunately. Maybe I don't explain it properly. I do have sinusitis, and had surgery for that about 14 years ago. Since that time, I can always breathe through my nose, so it was entirely worth it. But I have occasional (a few episodes a month) insomnia followed by intense sinus trouble (post nasal drip, sore throat, and overall miserable feeling). I have begun to note the warning signs of an oncoming episode: I feel TOO spunky in the afternoon. Normally I'm pretty tired by evening even if I've slept well, because I have a demanding job and I work out every day (run, kickbox, weights). I am totally healthy otherwise: 5'1", 102 pounds, age 46. I eat very healthy food. Don't drink/smoke. I don't know what else I can do to combat this - but after these episodes I lose a day or two of productivity, which is very upsetting to me. Doctors have tried me on short-term medications, but first of all, this is not a short-term problem; I don't believe it's psychological, and I don't like the way sleep medications make me feel the next day (for the SLIGHT benifit they supply. I don't even sleep well on them if I'm having "one of those nights."). Any ideas?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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