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I am so sick of this Post Nasal drip. I cant get to sleep

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I am so sick of this Post Nasal drip. I can't get to sleep due to it. . I can't lay down. I and put me to sleep without success. Now I am drowsy, but I can't quit clearing my throat and cant sleep I even took a zanx to help me fall asleep and nothing. I am also drinking tons of warm water . I just can't get it to shut off .
What can I do to get rid of this? ITs a living hell I cant sleep and its putting an additional stressor on my because I am already depressed and bi polar.

How do I get sleep. I don't have allergies I dont have a stuffy nose. They said I had acid reflux I have been on daxilant for at least two months. I did have my nose done years ago and could it possibly be a deviated symptom cause chronic phlegm. If so does having surgery fix it.. (i really don't want to do this). The phlemg sort of died out a bit when I was talking an antibotic for an abcess tooth which was not an abcess.

Please help me this is driving me out of my mind. I can't sleep and I am looking like a wreck. I am a pretty lady and this is sucking the pretty out of me.

What can I do to sleep tonigth please help me. Thanks

Dr Brims :

Hello, welcome to Justanswer, I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek

Customer:

Thank you!

Dr Brims :

What color is the mucus?

Customer:

It will not come out. I think its normal white. THis morning i blew my nose.. It seems like when I cry mucus comes out of my nose or somethings when I get near steamy water mucus comes out of my nose which then feels good

Dr Brims :

How long have you had this?

Customer:

but too much phlemg in the throat

Customer:

I had this for over three months. it sort of went away for a bit.

Customer:

Its driving me nuts.

Customer:

I can't sleep and its putting stress on me I already have bipolar depression.

Dr Brims :

Have you tried a nasal saline rinse?

Customer:

I did does not work.. I will try it again tonight. I also tried the neti pot nothing.. It gets more thicker during the night.

Customer:

I even take a xanx to realax myself.. I am so scared of this.

Dr Brims :

How many times a day did you use it?

Dr Brims :

the rinse

Customer:

It makes me not to be able to concentrate on my bipolar to get it fixed... I have this phlegm It depressed me.

Dr Brims :

How many times a day did you use the rinse?

Customer:

Well I use to use it before.. but I use to get a buring throat and could not breath.. I went through hell. I went to the emergecny room thinking my throat was closing could not breath. But now the throat closing has not come back.. but the phlegm did.

Customer:

They told me it was acid reflux and allergies

Customer:

but I got an endoscopy and showed nothing

Customer:

If i could get rid of this phlemg ican go to sleep at nights.

Dr Brims :

Please answer the question I asked above

Customer:

I am not using everyday... because when i had the phlemg it never went away... It only went away when I was taking antibotics for a tooth abecess which I did not have after dentist told me.

Dr Brims :

What antibiotic?

Dr Brims :

Are you there?

Customer:

climdamycin

Customer:

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Dr Brims :

Okay, this may be due to a chronic sinus infection, you may benefit from 5-7 days of antibiotics as well as a nasal steroid spray to clear it

Customer:

but itook the antibotics for ten days..it cleared up then came back..why

Dr Brims :

using a saine nasal spray 3 times a day would likely also help

Dr Brims :

Probably because it was still inflamed which made it return, that is why you need the spray

Customer:

can i use a regular saline or doI need a sterioid spray.

Customer:

i also still have some of the antibotics should I takethem without thedoctor knowing?

Dr Brims :

You may use a saline rinse until you can get your doctor to prescribe a the steroid spray

Dr Brims :

No, you should not take the antibiotics you have

Customer:

Okay so should this help me to sleep?

Customer:

I really need to sleep

Dr Brims :

It should help you

Customer:

my depression is putting so much stress on me and If ican't sleep i will end up sick.

Customer:

the neti pot good?

Dr Brims :

The neti pot is fine

Customer:

can i ask you why so much drippings of phlmeng go in the throat and will not shut off?

Customer:

its like a faucet

Customer:

and you have to clear andclear

Dr Brims :

it is likely due to inflammation of the sinuses

Customer:

does it go away or it will always return

Dr Brims :

It does not always return

Customer:

okay i hope so. this is really driving me to throw myself over a bridge.

Customer:

I will try the neti pot tonight and hopefully i can sleep.

Customer:

When i use it should i see mucus come out.. because i never do

Dr Brims :

You may not see it

Customer:

well what does it do to stop the phlemgh/

Customer:

I don't understand if it does not take it out

Dr Brims :

it helps clear the sinuses and allergens

Customer:

okay i hope this works and I will take your word for it. If this helps god bless you!

Customer:

I want to live happy

Dr Brims :

I hope you feel better

Customer:

Thanks should I let you know if it will work?

Dr Brims :

yes, please do

Customer:

If it does not what else are my alternatives.

Customer:

to got to sleep

Dr Brims :

The other alternative is to see your doctyor for the antibiotics and steroid spray

Customer:

okay but does not anti botics loose their affect when you use them to many times

Dr Brims :

Not if it is a different antibiotic

Customer:

okay fine.. I will gouse the neti so i can get sleep... God bless you if this works.

Customer:

use

Dr Brims :

You're welcome



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Customer:

I just wanted to know if my mediation Lamical can cause phlegm

Dr Brims :

No, it is unlikely

Customer:

ok thank you! :)

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