In this thread last month, I was bitching about congestion, throat irritation, not being able to sleep well at night, and a few other annoyances.
Since then, I have happily been taking Claritin-D, 24 hour sustained-release decongestant and allergy medicine.
With many of the symptoms I was suffering taken out of the picture, I am now able to concentrate my wrath of whining and disgust on the one that remains.
Every day or two, I confront what can only be described as a “plug” of thick, hardened mucous that seems to collect in my post nasal area. It always has the same size (1/2" x 1/4"), shape (rectangular), color (horrid brown/green and what I think is somewhat bloody pink), consistency (the gummy chunky stuff in tapioca pudding), nasty-ass-foul taste/smell (it seems to indicate a bacterial infection to me, nasty, musky, dank, and downright vile) and physical discomfort required to dislodge and expel it.
Sometimes it is loosened with a sneeze, sometimes a cough or a snort, sometimes by just drinking a beverage. Regardless, the “loosening” is only the first in a series of gagging, snorting, sniffing, loogie-inducing, burning-sensation-in-my-nose-and-throat-like-I’ve-snorted-pool-water acrobatics I have to endure in order to get the damn thing out and spit it somewhere with a spitefull vengence.
I’m not a stranger to sinus infections and I do have a little bit of tinnitus right now in my right ear, but I really don’t feel like I have an S. I. and I have no other symptoms to speak of, now that I’m on the allergy meds.
As unpleasant as the whole process is, it takes up maybe 10 minutes of my day, every other day or so. I loathe the idea of going into the Dr. and doing a round of antibiotics and prescription decongestants just to get rid of it.
Has anyone else had a similar situation?