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Hello, I am suffering very bad coughs in the morning most are due to the feeling there is a secretion on my tonsils. keep having hot drinks but it is not getting better. any suggestions with this?
Do you have a sinus infection? You may be interested in this discussion about Sinus Infection https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/sinus-infection/
I’m also bringing fellow Connect members @kaystrand @texas7777 and @heathert who have experience with sinus issues. I hope they may be able to offer some thoughts.
It may be Reflux! My 1st surgery was in 2008. Cough went away after 18 yrs. I had silent reflux no symptoms but the cough and had just discovered the cough was symptoms of reflux! In Apr 2016 I had Cervical Spine Surgery and dr told me he was going in the front so moved my Esphogus to one side! Well he messed up my Nissan Fundlication and now I’ve got cough back plus lump in my throat! Gastro giving me 2 Nexium 40 mg and 300mg 2x day! It helps some but not completely! I’ll end of Having surgery again but not till I Move to Jacksonville Fl in spring or summer!
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Sorry for this, and hope u get much better soon
In reference to your lows after a large meal. I also had that problem…it is so hard to determine the amount of insulin needed when eating….carbs and such in relation to insulin needed. My doctor told me to add one or two units more to my sliding scale if I was eating a large meal. That seemed to work….. I always say every day is a new day!
@maknob, thanks for this suggestion. i will try this adding the lowest amount. Do u usually stick to only 3 meals and fixed timings of meals?
I eat three meals at (usually) specific times and need a snack between b-fast and lunch and again between lunch and dinner. I have only been a type one diabetic for two years now….had regular sugars until then. Then had a very stressful event that brought diabetes to me. I am a brittle diabetic and have to be careful of food and insulin. My snacks can be a half Atkins bar, peanut butter and apple slices or a piece of cheese. I cannot eat nuts as a snack as they raise my sugars. My husband says I am not normal. I agree.
Good schedule and arrangements of meals. It gets very hard when you have brittle type. Take care
Not sure my story directly applies, but due to me having light-headedness spells, pressure in my head, etc., I went in for an MRI. No tumors! but packed sinuses with polyps. Went to ENT specialist, did a cat-scan of sinuses, & Front sinuses 100% blocked. Surgery today to rotor-rooter them out and re-set a crooked septum that’s blocking 1/2 my airway. Hopefully this will open my head up and eliminate my dizzy spells. I’ll let you know.
For a bad cough, other than what’s been posted here with acid-refulx, I suggest seeing an ENT (ear/nose/throat) Dr. My sinuses are so packed that nothing is coming out through my nose; all going down my throat. Not causing bad coughs, but none the less. Good luck.
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I had that surgery back in the 80s for migraine headaches but it never helped. With age I finally outgrew them or not working less stress. I still have allergic Rhinitis which can also cause congestion in your nose. I take a decongestant and antihistamine such as Zyrtec!
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Just an update. Sinus surgery went great. Was unbelievable how open my airway was after they removed the splints. I can’t remember when I ever was able to breath like that. Now well see if all the issues disappear.
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Hello @texas7777, I am Jamie, moderator for Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. I would like to Thank you for coming back and letting us know how your Sinus surgery went. It’s nice to hear follow up comments from patients after seeking care. My husband also had surgery and his first comment after having splints removed was- “I can breathe better than I ever have”. I believe those dealing with sinus issues learn to cope and forget something as simple as breathing through your nose is so amazing. Are you still doing well post operatively?
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still doing great. I agree with your husband, it is amazing when the stints come out. Been congested, getting cleared up, but no complaints. Had to get on an antibiotic/decongestant to help clear me out, but even with the congestion, it’s still 50% better than I’ve ever been. Can’t wait to feel as good as I did the day he removed the splints/cleaned me out. It was life changing. No more headaches, no dizzy spells, and overall better health. Hope it stays that way.
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