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I'm in the same boat here. However, until this year, I have never been allergic to anything. Furthermore, every episode I've had this year has coincided with an Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) at the change of season.

The first occurence last year hit me like a severe chest cold. I've had a URI once a year since forever every winter, but never anything like it before. Aside from the chest pain, the most anoying aspect was the persistent gagging effect from the PND. The mucus was clear, but very thick and sticky. It got worse laying down, and made getting to sleep very difficult. Then the chest pain compounded with nausea. Chest X-rays were clear, and anti-biotics prescribed. Even as the chest congestion was alleviated, the PND persisted along with the gagging, sleeplessness, nausea and loss of appetite. Two weeks of Prevacid helped with the nausea and loss of appetite, but the gagging persisted. My ENT tried several types of allergy medications with no effect. OTC meds like Claritin, Mucinex were also inneffctive. Gastroscopic examination (camera into the stomach) came out clean and lab tests found no viruses. Eventually, after 6 weeks the symptoms gradually subsided.

So, I came to the conclusion that the URI precipitated an allergic response (toxin byproducts), causing the PND. The mucus is so thick/sticky that it sits above the upper palate right above the uvula. This layer interferes with swallowing, causing a gagging reflex. Swallowing can become labored. This effect can be minimal during the typical day, but becomes worse when laying down. Persistent attempts to clear my throat (epectorate/swallow) probably cause a combination of swallowed air/mucus to irritate my stomach.

6 months ago myself and 2 co-workers came down with a respiratory infection that would not go away. 4 courses of antibiotics yielded no reponse. No fever presented, and the initial URI appeared to disappear. But not the chest congestion. A co-worker got an allergy shot along with an antibiotic shot (I can't recall the name, but it hurt for an hour after getting it!) and was well within days. So I asked my doctor for the same course of action with the same result. I should note that I had the same PND/gagging throughout the entire time. However, I did find that prescription Rescon (extended release) tablets competely resolved the gagging, even at half the recommended dosage. I could feel a difference 2 hours after the first dose, and actually got a good night sleep!
[QUOTE=Luis77;3241940]I'm in the same boat here. However, until this year, I have never been allergic to anything. Furthermore, every episode I've had this year has coincided with an Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) at the change of season.

The first occurence last year hit me like a severe chest cold. I've had a URI once a year since forever every winter, but never anything like it before. Aside from the chest pain, the most anoying aspect was the persistent gagging effect from the PND. The mucus was clear, but very thick and sticky. It got worse laying down, and made getting to sleep very difficult. Then the chest pain compounded with nausea. Chest X-rays were clear, and anti-biotics prescribed. Even as the chest congestion was alleviated, the PND persisted along with the gagging, sleeplessness, nausea and loss of appetite. Two weeks of Prevacid helped with the nausea and loss of appetite, but the gagging persisted. My ENT tried several types of allergy medications with no effect. OTC meds like Claritin, Mucinex were also inneffctive. Gastroscopic examination (camera into the stomach) came out clean and lab tests found no viruses. Eventually, after 6 weeks the symptoms gradually subsided.

So, I came to the conclusion that the URI precipitated an allergic response (toxin byproducts), causing the PND. The mucus is so thick/sticky that it sits above the upper palate right above the uvula. This layer interferes with swallowing, causing a gagging reflex. Swallowing can become labored. This effect can be minimal during the typical day, but becomes worse when laying down. Persistent attempts to clear my throat (epectorate/swallow) probably cause a combination of swallowed air/mucus to irritate my stomach.

6 months ago myself and 2 co-workers came down with a respiratory infection that would not go away. 4 courses of antibiotics yielded no reponse. No fever presented, and the initial URI appeared to disappear. But not the chest congestion. A co-worker got an allergy shot along with an antibiotic shot (I can't recall the name, but it hurt for an hour after getting it!) and was well within days. So I asked my doctor for the same course of action with the same result. I should note that I had the same PND/gagging throughout the entire time. However, I did find that prescription Rescon (extended release) tablets competely resolved the gagging, even at half the recommended dosage. I could feel a difference 2 hours after the first dose, and actually got a good night sleep![/QUOTE]

interesting

Do you know if this can affect everyone? It is hard for me to figure this out because I have no come across anyone who has described what I feel and I figured that a lot of people with allergies have PND but they never complain about gagging (not the gagging from trying to cough mucous stuck in your throat). Is this normal for PND to affect someone like that?





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