Chronic Post Nasal Drip
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(04-26-2010, 03:28 PM)mom Wrote: if everything else has failed, including allergy testing and eliminating all dairy my last question would be do you still have your adenoids?

I don't think so.  Don't they yank your adenoids with your tonsils?  I had that done when I was three years old. 

I understand dairy is a likely culprit in post nasal drip.  I don't think it has much to do with my case of it, though.  I started drinking kefir about a month ago, and that seems to help. 
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#12
(04-26-2010, 03:46 PM)anamchara Wrote:
(04-26-2010, 03:28 PM)mom Wrote: if everything else has failed, including allergy testing and eliminating all dairy my last question would be do you still have your adenoids?

I don't think so.  Don't they yank your adenoids with your tonsils?  I had that done when I was three years old. 

I understand dairy is a likely culprit in post nasal drip.  I don't think it has much to do with my case of it, though.  I started drinking kefir about a month ago, and that seems to help. 

I don't think they aways do. I still have my tonsils but not my adenoids for example.
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#13
(04-26-2010, 03:27 PM)James02 Wrote: No, she was talking about meth.  She only uses it on occasion for studying.  Ice Ice baby.

Whaaaaaat? I've never done that. I'm talking about that stuff they used to sell behind the counter of convenience stores to help people breathe. I took it sometimes to help me stay awake. This is not what you're talking about?

Here's what I'm talking about: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudoephedrine

It is an ingredient in medicines like Sudafed, but you used to be able (maybe still can?) to buy packets of the stuff marketed to asthmatic to help open their air passages. It didn't have all the stuff in it that Sudafed and similar medications have, and the stimulant effect was consequently much stronger.
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#14
The meth has rotted out your sense of humor nodule in your brain.  ;D
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#15
Sprays like Nasacort are sometimes helpful.
"Not only are we all in the same boat, but we are all seasick.” --G.K. Chesterton
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#16
(04-26-2010, 05:35 PM)James02 Wrote: The meth has rotted out your sense of humor nodule in your brain.   ;D

Women are born without that nodule. You've been married long enough to know this.
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#17
(04-26-2010, 05:12 PM)Satori Wrote:
(04-26-2010, 03:27 PM)James02 Wrote: No, she was talking about meth.  She only uses it on occasion for studying.  Ice Ice baby.

Whaaaaaat? I've never done that. I'm talking about that stuff they used to sell behind the counter of convenience stores to help people breathe. I took it sometimes to help me stay awake. This is not what you're talking about?

Here's what I'm talking about: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudoephedrine

It is an ingredient in medicines like Sudafed, but you used to be able (maybe still can?) to buy packets of the stuff marketed to asthmatic to help open their air passages. It didn't have all the stuff in it that Sudafed and similar medications have, and the stimulant effect was consequently much stronger.

Yeah, that's what they make meth from.  Pseudophed.  You were using unrefined meth.  :laughing:
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#18
(04-26-2010, 06:23 PM)QuisUtDeus Wrote:
(04-26-2010, 05:12 PM)Satori Wrote:
(04-26-2010, 03:27 PM)James02 Wrote: No, she was talking about meth.  She only uses it on occasion for studying.  Ice Ice baby.

Whaaaaaat? I've never done that. I'm talking about that stuff they used to sell behind the counter of convenience stores to help people breathe. I took it sometimes to help me stay awake. This is not what you're talking about?

Here's what I'm talking about: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudoephedrine

It is an ingredient in medicines like Sudafed, but you used to be able (maybe still can?) to buy packets of the stuff marketed to asthmatic to help open their air passages. It didn't have all the stuff in it that Sudafed and similar medications have, and the stimulant effect was consequently much stronger.

Yeah, that's what they make meth from.  Pseudophed.  You were using unrefined meth.   :laughing:

I feel so uncouth.
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#19
(04-26-2010, 09:29 AM)i.p.i. Wrote:
(04-25-2010, 09:58 PM)anamchara Wrote:
(04-25-2010, 09:42 PM)QuisUtDeus Wrote: Go to an allergist or an Nose and Throat specialist. 

I'm thinking I'll try an allergist next.  I've already tried an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. 

usually EENTs, or otolaryngologists as they like to be called today, do allergy testing.  they just have to draw blood for the testing they do now, unlike the past when they scratched you all over your back with allergens, to see which you reacted to.  although i think you can still get allergy shots if you want to, you can also get sublingual drops.  they have to be refrigerated but that's the only problem with them.  you put a drop under your tongue once or twice a day and that's it.  they don't taste bad.

over the years i've been through the old scratch tests and shots and then the blood tests and sublingual drops.  they helped but i'm not symptom-free by any means.  last time i was tested they said i wasn't allergic to anything but i find that hard to believe.  not allergic to dust mites?  and why do i still have all these symptoms?  i need to go back to the oto. doc.

people who use a neti pot or otherwise snort water into their sinuses say it really helps.  one friend uses an infant's nasal syringe to squirt water into her sinuses while my mother-in-law just snorted the water up out of her hand or a bowl.   i've never mastered the art.

My ENT physician decided I didn't have an allergy.  He thought it was GERD, but I told him I rarely get heartburn.  He said I could have "silent" acid reflux.  Treating this condition like GERD doesn't seem to have helped matters. 
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#20
(04-26-2010, 07:32 PM)anamchara Wrote:
(04-26-2010, 09:29 AM)i.p.i. Wrote:
(04-25-2010, 09:58 PM)anamchara Wrote:
(04-25-2010, 09:42 PM)QuisUtDeus Wrote: Go to an allergist or an Nose and Throat specialist. 

I'm thinking I'll try an allergist next.  I've already tried an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. 

usually EENTs, or otolaryngologists as they like to be called today, do allergy testing.  they just have to draw blood for the testing they do now, unlike the past when they scratched you all over your back with allergens, to see which you reacted to.  although i think you can still get allergy shots if you want to, you can also get sublingual drops.  they have to be refrigerated but that's the only problem with them.  you put a drop under your tongue once or twice a day and that's it.  they don't taste bad.

over the years i've been through the old scratch tests and shots and then the blood tests and sublingual drops.  they helped but i'm not symptom-free by any means.  last time i was tested they said i wasn't allergic to anything but i find that hard to believe.  not allergic to dust mites?  and why do i still have all these symptoms?  i need to go back to the oto. doc.

people who use a neti pot or otherwise snort water into their sinuses say it really helps.  one friend uses an infant's nasal syringe to squirt water into her sinuses while my mother-in-law just snorted the water up out of her hand or a bowl.   i've never mastered the art.

My ENT physician decided I didn't have an allergy.  He thought it was GERD, but I told him I rarely get heartburn.  He said I could have "silent" acid reflux.   Treating this condition like GERD doesn't seem to have helped matters. 

Well, I've read that there is a connection between GERD and allergies ...

A Neti pot never hurt anyone, allergies or no. Give 'er a whirl.
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