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Withering away.

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  • Posted By: Floridaguy800
  • March 18, 2008
  • 11:22 AM

I've seen many doctors/specialists and none have been able to help me resolve this problem.

I have no known allergies.

It started a little over 2 years ago. I started becoming congested when I sleep, no mucus, just one side (right or left sinus) becomes TOTALLY blocked from air flow and pressurized and I get a terrible sleep, never seem to get into REM, anything wakes me up, I always wake up after 8 hours of sleep feeling like I got 2 hours sleep, eyes dry and bloodshot. Migraines or headaches in the morning and throughout the day one side is always slightly blocked. Air flow is typically ok in the evening but after I lay down for 5 minutes one side becomes totally locked. In the morning after I walk around for a few minutes, semi-regular air flow returns and the pressure is mostly gone. When I work out, I always have almost total air flow.

First ENT: Did a septoplasty (straightened out deviated septum) no resolve.

First ENT: Prescribed valium for me to sleep, helped very minimally, kept me asleep, but the quality of sleep was still garbage.

First ENT: Thinks I may grind my teeth at night, dialating the blood vessels causing inflammation of sinus, (why does it only happen on one side at a time?).

First ENT: Suggested I go on anti-depressants (what the ***l does this have to do with it?)

Second ENT: Allergy tests, nothing, no explanation.

Regular physicians suggested my body thinks it has allergies and therefore exhibits allergy-like reactions (This person is a doctor?)

This problem is wearing me down greatly, I haven't had a solid night's sleep in many years..

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