(05-20-2016, 01:09 PM)BadGoodDeb Wrote: Hmm. Maybe turbinate reduction WOULD be worthwhile, then. My persistent nasal restriction is called "non-allergic rhinitis", and I register as not allergic to anything, on the prick your back tests. I used to be mildly allergic to mold, but I had shots for a number of years and now am no longer allergic to that. Apparently. But my nose is still, I would say, 75% less affective than it used to be. I've been doing steroid sprays for 25 to 30 years. It doesn't feel like the steroids do much good any more, but I haven't quit them, so I don't know what stopping would do!
This discussion is helpful. My allergy doctor talks about allergies -- then says the ENT should discuss turbinates. The sleep doctor talks only about CPAP machines. The blood clot doctor discusses thinning my blood, which then makes surgeries difficult. It's nice to hear about the WHOLE PERSON, here!
I so identify with your frustrations with fragmented medical care. Unfortunately, I think this will only get worse and not better.
Thank you for your comments on allergy shots as that gives me pause as to whether I would be wasting my time doing them or not in light of your experience.
Sorry about the issues you are experiencing.