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tinakep posted:

Im sure you remember me I've been posting for years with same problem. I have been taking Flonase for 5 months now-2 sprays each nostril every night. Still no help-have constant post nasil drip and ears still crackling when swallowing. Should I assume that it should have been working by now-have read that could take several months? As you know, have tried everything-had tests-only thing found is dust mite allergy. I have been on Zoloft and Seroquel because of this problem.

Can I please have your thoughts on this?

Thank you.
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Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
I would have expected Flonase to help by now, Tina. Does your doctor have a "next step"? As I have mentioned to you many times in the past, I really have no further suggestions on this chronic, frustrating problem that has been plaguing you for years. I am very sorry....
 
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tinakep replied to Rod Moser, PA, PhD's response:
I go back to ENT in a couple of weeks. I will tell him I've been taking Flonase for 5 months and still no help. He advised Singulair last time also but my DR says it could cause anxiety/sleep problems. I don't want to take a chance with that since I had those problems when all this started.
I see commercials on TV abour Mucinex DM- or Allegra. Could these help?

Thanks
 
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Rod Moser, PA, PhD replied to tinakep's response:
I don't know, Tina.....you would need to try them to find out, but only do so with your doctor's knowlege and permission. Wait a few weeks and put it on the list of things to ask him....
 
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tinakep replied to Rod Moser, PA, PhD's response:
Another thought: Does having a deviated septum cause problems like this(Post nasil drip and ETD problems?) I know the ENT writes on his noted that I have deviated septum. Also, are you born with deviated septum or can this develop?

Thank you.
 
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Rod Moser, PA, PhD replied to tinakep's response:
No, a deviated septum does not typically cause ETD or post-nasal drainage. It is a structural problem that develops as we age. I do not see them in babies.


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