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Do you often need to blow your nose or have nasal symptoms?

Discussion in 'General Symptoms' started by cigana, Dec 7, 2013.

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Do you often need to blow your nose or have other "nasal" symptoms?

  1. Yes, even before I became ill

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  2. Yes, although only since becoming ill

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  3. Only when I have an allergic reaction

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  4. Not really / No.

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  1. cigana

    cigana Senior Member

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  2. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    I voted "only when I have an allergic reaction", but I have sensitivities and allergies to most environments, outdoor and indoor. Cold also appears to trigger many symptoms in me. So, it is frequent for me though I attribute it to allergies.
  3. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    I said 'Yes, even before I became ill'. I had to abandon door-to-door sales for a charity because when the cold wind blew, my nose ran prolifically, and if I carried on it would start bleeding. I reasoned that it would not appeal to householders to open their doors to someone with blood pouring from her nose!
  4. Marlène

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    I remember the moment it started when I was 12. It was a cold that never stopped.
  5. SOC

    SOC Moderator and Senior Member

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    I suspect chronic sinus infection is a factor in my illness. I had no sinus problems before ME/CFS, although I often had sore throats and ear infections. These days, my symptom flares correspond with sinus problems. I don't know what the cause-effect relationship is between them, or even if there is one. :confused:
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  6. heapsreal

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    I have had chronic sinus issues for probably the last 3 yrs, about 8 yrs into cfs and is probably ongoing due to neutropenia. Responds well to abx but returns quickly when I stop them. I think its due to our crappy immune system so a coinfection?
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  7. Andrew

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    How do I know if it's allergic?
  8. lnester7

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    Believe it or not, I figure out that I get runny nose when I eat banana, it happens every single time. I eat banana next day, a few hours later, I have nasal allergy.

    I used to get a lot of sinus infections at beginning of CFS, I had nasal surgery and never again (I had deviated septum on one side and something else in the other side).
  9. cigana

    cigana Senior Member

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    If it's in response to something, like pollen, dust, cats, certain foods etc.
    Obviously, there's no way to know for sure, as you may not know when you're being exposed to the allergen.
  10. SickOfSickness

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    It's delayed for over 24 hrs, or do you mean a few hours after eating it? Delayed reactions (over a few hours) are so hard to figure out, it is great if you did.
  11. Andrew

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    Last night I was miserable with nose being irritated. Tired saline irrigation and no help. It used to work, but lately not. Morning I feel only a slight irritation. And sometimes during the day I feel just fine. Wouldn't that be allergies.

    But want to hear something really weird. Last night I put on head phones to listen to something and my nose calmed down, even without anything coming through the phones. I know ears are connected to nose, but this is just too weird. And when I went to sleep, I was not sneezing all night. So I can't tell if this is stress-related, allergic, or infection.
  12. SickOfSickness

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    Good question. 5 years ago, I did not think mine were mostly allergic. I knew that antihistamines lessened the symptoms, and I did not know most of the remainder were allergic.
  13. SickOfSickness

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    Maybe, I believe this thread is trying to see if M.E. patients get unexplained nasal symptoms, so maybe it was not allergic.

    I believe I get random flu and cold symptoms that may not be allergic, but in some cases we cannot know. Most noticeable to me is the low grade fevers. I don't know if I get random nasal symptoms.
  14. lnester7

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    Typically It starts after a few hours, (the itchiness) by next day full blown runny nose, sometimes sneezing and drainage on back of throat.

    Sometimes was not as obvious, the reason I figure it out was because my mom has been forbidden to eat pineapple, strawberries and bananas so I started paying attention. I get it sometimes yes sometimes no with strawberries (I never eat more than 4 or so).
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    About 3-4 years before my collapse I started getting a drippy nose.
    At collapse it changed to blocked, infected and dry in the nasal passages as if body temperature had increased to kill infection, also a feeling of thickness in the walls of the sinuses.
    My sinuses ache when I have done too much.
  16. Valentijn

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    I have some pretty impressive nasal polyps, so my problem is sinus infections from crud getting trapped back there, and then difficulty in getting rid of those infections.
  17. Andrew

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    The irritation I get feels very specific. IOW, it is not generalized. It feels like one little spot somewhere in my sinus is irritated. I always imagine that there is a single particle of irritant causing this. But who knows.
  18. rosie26

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    I've just stuffed up my vote, I should have only voted for the first, but I misread the second one and voted that one too. :rolleyes:
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  19. jules78

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    Since getting ill my nose just feels constantly stuffy and at times bunged up. It's hard to describe like now, my nose feels clear when I breathe but it feels blocked further back
  20. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    My nose is much clearer since I went gluten-free and then low-grain, low-sugar. It had been getting very bad, and keeping me awake - I was having to prop my head on 4 pillows and try a range of unsuccessful pharmaceutical and natural remedies. The diet finally fixed it, along with a lot of other symptoms, and they stay fixed unless I over-exert.

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