Upper airway problem advice needed.

#1
Hi all.

Ill be brief. 3 months now i have had this upper airway irritation , trachea plus nasal stuffiness and coughing not heavy just boughts at certain times of day especially when weather changes or I am driving in my truck , the airway irritation has been there 24/7 for last 3 months the only relief i get is airways chewing gum and a bit of vicks in a bowl of water inhalation but doesnt clear the airway feeling which is hard to describe . . Doc seems to think it acid reflux , been on tabs 2 months Omeprazole 20 mg daily , no effect what so ever , told him they don't work all I get is give them a couple of more weeks , getting pretty pissed off as its not clearing and I think im getting chinned off . Never had indigestion or heartburn no bad stuff in throat , wake up in morning feeling better untill i stand up then hey ho the irritation is still there . Breathing ok lungs have been listened too , not out of breath , exercising still good no coughing after . Blood test all ok . sputum test ok Angina blood test ok dont smoke eat healthy and i drink only at weekends not a big drinker just a few pints . . Swimming regularly no effect on stamina or breathing . I feel as if this is never going to clear I am hoping the onset of good weather might shift it but not looking good so far , cant get to Docs on a regular basis work away all week , any one out there have or had similar symptoms so i can start looking to get this sorted .

cheers Sludge .

no smart arrse answers this is beginning to get me pissed of already .
 

Grumblegrunt

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#4
sticky flem which is difficult to clear? I get a form of rhinitis which means I can literally grab hold of it and pull it out. worst when I used run in dusty conditions like mare harbour.
 
#5
What's anti histamine BB , willing to try anything ,


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#7
Common antihistamine's are things like hayfever remedies from the chemist.

Other thing you could try would be something like Sinutab which reduces congestion in the nasal cavity.
What do I ask for at chemist need to get script ready , I don't get hay fever . Don't want bore the poor girl with my ailments ,


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#9
Morrisons and Tesco do their own brand Loratidine and Citirizine tablets for about 99p a pack. Piriton and Clarityn are other branded ones. It's worth a try, not necessarily hay fever but it could be an allergic response to something you haven't associated symptoms with, like deodorant or air freshener.


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#10
Just bought some piriteze , . Lets see how that progresses thanks for input guys .


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Any sinus pain? Excessive mucus maybe (post-nasal drip)? I would try a sinus/nasal wash to see if symptoms improve (there might be some inflammation). There's a product on the net called NeilMed Sinus Rinse - sachets of sodium bicarb dissolved in a plastic squeeze bottle then you rinse out your nasal passages. You can buy the kit from Amazon/e-bay. I use it regularly. Would advise against Loretidine also would suggest you ask your GP for a anti-histamine at prescription dosage (10mgs per day is useless). I suspect that as you present no symptoms of acid reflux then the possibility of a hiatus hernia is probably quite small (maybe).

Omeprazole, Lansoprazole are proton pump inhibitors generally prescribed for Acid Reflux!! Go to your GP with a stomach problem and sure as eggs is eggs they will prescribe one of them - guaranteed. Get off this drug asp! I'm no doctor just a patient (renal failure, renal transplant, prostate cancer) and must take buckets of ******* drugs every day! I'm prescribed Aspirin and, as it can cause stomach bleeding and other digestive complications, I must take Lansoprazole to counter the ******* aspirin which counters the bloody XYZ and so forth! I've been on them for years plus all the other stuff to keep my transplanted kidney going so because of the many physical/mental/emotional and hormonal changes caused by cancer and renal disease I know full well the possible long term side effects of Omeprazole and Lansoprazole, one of which is Gynaecomastia in men which is no ******* laughing matter for a bloke, particularly 100% male types. So, just for that rare side effect I would bin the little ******* and tell your GP to pull their finger out! You will have gathered that I spend most of my time a. taking medication and b. explaining to GPs that I've forgotten more about renal disease and prostate cancer than they'll ever know. It's YOUR body so tell them so and don't be fobbed off. The stupid general public tend to put their GPs on a pedestal. I don't so I expect them to do their bloody job as they would expect me to. Three months is far too long for your symptoms to persist especially as the pollen season has only just kicked off. The doctor is being lazy, give him a wake-up and as there is no improvement request an immediate referral to ENT. Good luck.
 
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Any sinus pain? Excessive mucus maybe (post-nasal drip)? I would try a sinus/nasal wash to see if symptoms improve (there might be some inflammation). There's a product on the net called NeilMed Sinus Rinse - sachets of sodium bicarb dissolved in a plastic squeeze bottle then you rinse out your nasal passages. You can buy the kit from Amazon/e-bay. I use it regularly. Would advise against Loretidine also would suggest you ask your GP for a anti-histamine at prescription dosage (10mgs per day is useless). I suspect that as you present no symptoms of acid reflux then the possibility of a hiatus hernia is probably quite small (maybe).

Omeprazole, Lansoprazole are proton pump inhibitors generally prescribed for Acid Reflux!! Go to your GP with a stomach problem and sure as eggs is eggs they will prescribe one of them - guaranteed. Get off this drug asp! I'm no doctor just a patient (renal failure, renal transplant, prostate cancer) and must take buckets of ******* drugs every day! I'm prescribed Aspirin and, as it can cause stomach bleeding and other digestive complications, I must take Lansoprazole to counter the ******* aspirin which counters the bloody XYZ and so forth! I've been on them for years plus all the other stuff to keep my transplanted kidney going so because of the many physical/mental/emotional and hormonal changes caused by cancer and renal disease I know full well the possible long term side effects of Omeprazole and Lansoprazole, one of which is Gynaecomastia in men which is no ******* laughing matter for a bloke, particularly 100% male types. So, just for that rare side effect I would bin the little ******* and tell your GP to pull their finger out! You will have gathered that I spend most of my time a. taking medication and b. explaining to GPs that I've forgotten more about renal disease and prostate cancer than they'll ever know. It's YOUR body so tell them so and don't be fobbed off. The stupid general public tend to put their GPs on a pedestal. I don't so I expect them to do their bloody job as they would expect me to. Three months is far too long for your symptoms to persist especially as the pollen season has only just kicked off. The doctor is being lazy, give him a wake-up and as there is no improvement request an immediate referral to ENT. Good luck.

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Wow what a post . I made the decision this morning not to take any more pills . I really do feel like I've been chinned off . I have had a bad 2 years with health worry issues leading to me being on anti deps for a period . I managed to settle myself down then i have this going on . Last visit really pissed me off as I'm trying to explain everything and he sits there and replies well what do you think is wrong with you , I said to him straight what kind of question is that . I think his next option I heard him mutter was to up the dose . He can ram it . I will ask to see an Ent specialist I have phoned surgery asking to speak with him tomorrow . Thanks for input . More i think as I'm writing this I have been fobbed off .
Regards

Sludge


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#16
Have you stopped having dairy products?
 
#17
No still using , milk for brews and cereal the odd bit of cheese don't do yogurt or cream .


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#18
No still using , milk for brews and cereal the odd bit of cheese don't do yogurt or cream .


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Try a week without it. Trust me. I am the Queen of Snot.

Also Loratadine works. Don't buy the posh stuff.

Have you had your sinuses checked?
 
#19
Managed to speak to My Doctor today on phone , I explained my concerns and he agreed that 2 months taking pills and symptoms have not cleared he has finally ruled out reflux . Managed to scrounge an appointment with an other Doctor on his blessing earlier , what a breath of fresh air , she listened and accepted also its probably not a reflux problem , because my sputum test came back clear she asked me to give a stool sample to check for bacteria which she said was what she asks for before any other tests . So I'm now sat in the local Wetherspoons having a pint with a turd in a bottle snuggled nicely in my jacket I will be handing this in on way home . How's that for organisation .
Spoke to a builder this morning who has had same symptoms for same length of time and he just putting it down to weather and a seasonal thing , got me thinking the same to be honest . So I will be eagerly awaiting my turd test .
Watch this space for updates .
Sludge .


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Try a week without it. Trust me. I am the Queen of Snot.

Also Loratadine works. Don't buy the posh stuff.

Have you had your sinuses checked?
Hi Snail

Not had sinuses checked . A week without brews , Good heavens woman if you knew me that's would see me off .
Live for my brew .

Sludge .


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