Chronic Post Nasal Drip, Cough And Throat Clearing

Jan 13, 2016

I am a 40 year old male. I have been having the following symptoms for 3 years now:

- Constant Stuffy and runny nose
- Coughing all day
- Throat Clearing many times an hour
- Excessive mucus

I have seen many doctors and I read that it could be due to few things such as:

- Asthma – I checked and I don’t have it
- Allergy – I did allergy testing and I was not allergic to anything
- Acid Reflux – I don’t have any heartburn symptoms and take Prilosec before bed and sleep tilted. After two months, no help.
- Vasomotor Rhinitis – I have taken Dymista, Atrovent but no help

My work involves giving presentations but it has been really difficult constantly coughing, clearing my throat and blowing my nose.

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I can not even remember the time I have PND, I just did not know how it is called. I always sucked mucus in my mouth from "somewhere", and did not know it is coming from the nose/sinuses. I am allergic to a lot of things, not just in the air but foods too. From the PND - at least I guess - I have tonsil stones and one enlarged tonsil at the right side. Left is quite ok.

I have not had any serious or long lasting stomach problem until now. For 1 months time I am feeling a gradually stronger pain under my left rib, which is actually also in the back. Not to talk about the bloating I feel. I was at my Doc, he said it is ok, just take a plill to lower acid. Although, I like to look after and research things, and read that too low stomach acid can cause indigestion, which causes bloating. I would not take that pill, I am looking for a deeper solution.

The question is - can PND cause low stomach acid? My theory is that this mucus which is landing in my stomach (when I can not spit it out) inhibits stomach to produce enough stomach acid, leaving food undigested and also vitamins unabsorbed. So the whole system is not functioning as it should and sooner or later (looks like later is now arrived) it will cause an ulcer or who knows what. (And also, in case of this, killing HP bacteria would not mean any solution as I read, but it is another question.)

I am trying the neti pot tomorrow, and hoping for a solution that it will lower the amount of mucus dripping down at the back, and so it should help my stomach.

What do you think? Am I on a very wrong way, or can there be something in what I am trying to say?

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My latest consultant advises I need an operation to treat a deviated septum(restricted airway on one side of nose).

I was also told by one consultant that I had collapsed airways due to my age(70) and nothing could be done.

Has anyone had this operation,and if so, did you have relief from nasal drip and improved breathing through the airways.

My quality of life is poor,with low energy during the day and nighttime breathing problems that cause me to be awake most of the time.

I am looking to make contact with someone that has had surgery or experiencing the same symptoms as mine.

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I woke up this morning and I have been coughing/gagging all morning and can taste blood in the back of my throat, I have not coughed up any blood though.

I have been trying to quit smoking since 2011 and have been a smoker since 1991.
I am also on SR Hydromorphone (Jurnista) for severe chronic back pain.
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Anyhoo, as of this morning I have been hacking up a storm, as of 2 hours from waking up I developed a sore throat (I believe from the hard coughing)  I have not coughed anything up but the coughing gets so hard it becomes dry-reaching frequently.

And that taste of blood waay down in the back of my throat is ever present after each cough.

As I have depression and mood disorder, I don't want to go straight to the doc as quite often individuals with mental health issues don't get taken seriously here in Australia, quite often I would get told "Go to your psychiatrist" as if I am crazy.  and in the past I ended up in trouble with serious health issues that went undiagnosed simply because some peanut G.P. thought it was all in my head, until I ended up in hospital sometimes in quite serious condition.

So I was wondering if someone who understands this coughing issue could be could shoot me an answer first.

I am meant to go to University tomorrow (I am studying for a Psychology Degree) and I want to be at my peak for study if at all possible.

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Does anyone else have these symptoms? What have you done? What medical specialists have you seen?

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I have searched the internet, but the only info regarding this seems to be about infants.

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Around the beginning of January both the hemming and coughing suddenly disappeared and for some three days, she did neither. Then the hemming came back and it stays up to today. It's not constant and varies highly around the day - sometimes she rarely ever hems and only starts in the evening, sometimes she does hem very frequently in the afternoon while in the morning and in the evening - nothing. There were also one or two days when suddenly the dry cough came back for some one hour and then disappeared. She also had a few days when the dysphonia was clearly hearable but now it seems to be gone. Now the only thing that's left is the hemming to clear her throat though most of the time it's either gone or rather weak now (though yes, there usually is a 1 or 2-hour period during the day when the throat clearing is more pronounced and some occasionals throat clearings on other occasions).

What may be the reason? There are no other symptoms at all and as I said, it varies highly depending not only on a day but also on the time of day. It's still pretty frequent but sometimes it's really frequent - and sometimes it only happens once in a while. As for her point of view, she says she hems cause she feels there is something to clear from the throat and she feels dryness there and as for the coughing (which happens very rarely now, as I mentioned) she says she does it when she feels dryness and there is this tingling sensation which makes her cough. In the last week she bought herself a A+E Vitamin + Aloe spray for dryness and it seems to greatly help her so that her hemming is greatly reduced - but it's still there. Also, she works with her voice (lecturer), if that's important.

Oh, and the description of our patient:

Age: 45

Sex: Female

Height: 5' 3"

Weight: 132lbs

Duration of complaint: around 7-8 weeks

Any existing relevant medical issues (if any): none

Current medications: none

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Whilst it not as serious as other people symptoms, I have just been through a divorce after 17 years and i'm not sure any woman is going to want a man who clears his throat every minute!! lol

I do have a small lump sensation in the throat with it. The biggest thing I had to cut out was bread, it used to get stuck and make me bloated. I do miss a nice thick piece of white bread and butter though  

Anyway, back on track to the constant throat clearing. Anyone had any luck?

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