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Sep 27, 2018 · Mucus in throat but lungs and sinuses clear in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

I have had what Mayo Rochester calls Non-Allergic Rhinitis that started about 2011 and I have the small symptoms of a runny nose sometimes, and a little unexplained sneezing, and some sinus drainage, however the worse symptom is the throbbing pain in my lower nose area near my upper teeth. They call that the vasomotor symptom of Non-Allergic Rhinitis. It has gotten progressively worse over the years since then. They checked me for allergies, and I am not allergic to anything, and my sinuses are clear, but this throbbing in my face is the worse, which is pretty good most of the day until the latter part of the day, so was told to take a little Lorazapam for it, but really nothing that can be done about it, and they don't know what causes it. They also said to use Ocean Spray. However, it gets worse with stress. After all these years I am beginning to wonder if it is really Non-Allergic Rhinitis (I call it NAR). I have my own teeth on the bottom, but when only about 19, I had a car accident where someone was going too fast and ran into me, and I was flown out of the vehicle (before seat belts were in use), and after that I had drainage in my nose, and a nose doctor said I had teeth problems, so went to a dentist, and he said I had three front teeth that were abscessed, and unfortunately, I went to the wrong dentist, and he said he had to pull them, and also the rest of the top teeth because they would just wear down from eventually from the three that are replaced with hooks of some sort! I was young and "stupid" and believed him, and he pulled all the top teeth and put in false ones! 🙁 And I had such beautiful teeth.

Fortunately, I go to a terrific dentist at Mayo Rochester and he does a beautiful job whenever I need new ones. However, I have not gone back since 2003, and I just found out that waiting that long could have started a problem in my gum area! So I am in the process of getting new ones and hope to see if the NAR problem is from the teeth area, and it will be resolved. I have noticed, especially lately, that when I relax my upper teeth, it relieves some of the pain of the NAR. However, even if it was from the teeth area, maybe it is too late to reverse that damage. Also, no one ever sees me without my upper teeth because I was so young when I got them, and so vain about it, and I also never take them out at night. I probably need to remove them in the middle of the night also to benefit the gum area somehow. However, the dentist was amazed at how good my gum and bone structure is, and said I was one in a million with such good structure after all this time. This is my first time ever to be online trying to do a discussion. Don't be afraid to teach me something! 🙂 MY QUESTION IS: DOES ANYONE ELSE OUT THERE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH NAR OR UPPER TEETH PROBLEMS TO CAUSE SOMETHING LIKE THIS?

Thank you so much, Lueeeez