- CASE FILE
5 years ago suddenly came down with constantly inflamed sinus, Asthma related to post nasal drip, loss of smell, nasal polyps, bronchitis.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I am a 49 year old male, and about 5 years ago came down with what I thought was a 'cold' but the symptoms never went away. I had surgery for pan sinusitis a few months later but the swelling of the nasal tissue persisted. Constantly mucus production, complete loss of smell/taste due to the swelling, nasal poylps formed. Had a second surgery a year or so later. Post nasal drip seems to contribute to asthma like condition as well, very susceptible to chest infections now.
I have had 2 allergy tests and 1 food allergy test, nothing really to account for the sudden condition and am aware and stay away from anything that might aggravate the condition. I moved to a different state for 8 months and there was no change in the symptoms. I have changed diet in the past and no change.
My current treatments are just to manage the symptoms..daily nasal rinses, fluticasone nasal spray, Allegra.
The ONLY treatment that works is Predisone tablets or Prednisone shots, but that is not a viable long term solution due to the side effects and Dr's are always reluctant to give me that. Other than that Dr's just tell me there's nothing I can do to cure this condition.