Post # 1
I’m literally desperate for advice, I really don’t know what to do .
I’ve been to see an ENT consultant as I have problems breathing through my nose properly and the consultant confirmed that I have narrow nasal passages. The only thing that helps me is Sudafed nasal spray decongestant which aren’t meant to be used long term. I’ve been given different steroid sprays to try and none of them work great. I’m struggling to breathe properly, its like I’ve got a constant cold. I’m getting headaches from it. the only solution apparently is surgery which is a last resort for me. The worst thing is my breath, and I’ve been to the dentist who said it’s not coming from bad dental hhygiene. My nose being bunged up is causing a funny smell from my mouth which must be coming from my nose? It’s horrible and I feel so conscious. When I’m in air-conditioning , or if i eat something cold, then it makes the breath worse! Please help 😦
Post # 2
Why would you take medical advice from strangers on an internet wedding forum??? Go find a new doctor or respiratory specialist.
Post # 3
I’m not sure why you thought this was the best place for advice?
Post # 4
Sorry but what can we do to help across the internet? Continue to work with your ENT.
Post # 5
I know your frustration… I have ongoing sinus issues myself. Thankfully, they seem to have gotten quite a bit better lately, but I go through periods where it just doesn’t end and nothing seems to work.
Best solution I have found is to rinse my sinuses twice a day and use a nasal moisturizing spray. I had a steroid spray from a Dr at one point but didn’t find it helped very much at all. What did help a bit was when I was given little steriod satchets to add into my sinus rinse solution.
I use a NeilMed squeeze bottle and pre-mixed sinus rinse packets. Right now I’m only doing it at night before bed but when my sinuses are acting up I do it morning and night. I also use the NeilMed sinus moisturizing spray.
ETA: Living in a dry climate, I also use a humidifier in my bedroom at night. You may also want to look into getting your ducts cleaned and getting a air purifier because it could be something in the air that is either causing or at least aggravating the issue.
Post # 6
The only person I’ve ever known with the issue of too-small or blocked sinuses eventually had to have surgery but he was very glad he did, afterwards, because it was the only thing that resolved it. Good luck to you!
Post # 7
Definitely contact your ENT or even get a second opinion. Did they do a cat scan so they can see your sinuses?
Post # 8
jellybellynelly : I was hoping if anyone had any similar experiences so I could see what helped them
Post # 9
I have the same issues. Only thing that works for me is the NeilMed, as a pp mentioned! Good luck!
Post # 10
sboom : thank you so much! I’ll give this a go!
Post # 11
lizzyxoxo : I tried to reply to this but my comment didn’t show up for some reason.
If you use the neilmed make sure you read and follow all instructions and precautions about water safety. Also, I think you should get a second or third opinion from an ENT. There may be other alternatives to surgery. People sometimes also find success with naturopaths or functional medicine doctors as well.
Oh and here is a link from the neilmed website about protocols for water safety which has a link to how to disinfect the bottle.
Post # 12
roseglow : thanks so much! I’ve tried the neilmed and it seems to not be coming out from the other side of my nose, it just comes out of the same nostril! I’ve got an appointment to see an ent soon, I’m hoping there’s something else they can offer aside from surgery!