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Old 12/19/12, 06:42 PM
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Why does DH's nose stop up EVERY time he eats?

This has been driving him crazy lately..I'm not actually sure how long it's been going on but I believe it's been quite a while. Being one that has allergies myself, that would be my first thought - however it doesn't matter when, what or where he eats -it results in a completely stopped up nose every time. Anyone have any ideas????

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Old 12/19/12, 06:50 PM
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When you find out, let me know! DH gets headaches when he eats - different foods trigger aches in different areas of the brain/sinuses. He's had the gamut of tests, and been told that there is no test to determine what he is dealing with. He'll wake up OK, and within 5 minutes of starting to eat...it begins. Excedrin extra strength helps his morning along, but he doesn't want to take more than that. Interestingly enough, IF he is relaxed - ie we are away at my parents - he can usually eat with minimal side effects.

So, food sensitivities - has he tried an elimination diet to see if a food or category of food is creating the issue? No dairy for a week or two, no gluten for a week or two...

Good luck. It's no fun. DH often says, "If they could just give me a nutrient infusion pack directly into the vein..."

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It sounds like he may be allergic to food. Does he have this problem when he drinks juices or milk or just when eating solid foods?

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Old 12/19/12, 08:07 PM
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DH often says, "If they could just give me a nutrient infusion pack directly into the vein..."
I dunno about directly into the vein, but I had one directly into my tummy for about 8 months. Took a little getting used to it, but it sure simplified my eating/cooking problems, just pop the top on a couple cans of liquid "food", pour them in the bag, let run down through the tube, rinse bag with a bit of water, sterilize it with a bit of alcohol, disconnect tube from tummy and walla! breakfast or lunch or dinner was done... no messing up the kitchen and no dishes to do!
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Hengal- I've never heard of that before. That has to be rough. Hopefully you can find out what is causing this soon.

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When you find out, let me know! DH gets headaches when he eats - different foods trigger aches in different areas of the brain/sinuses. He's had the gamut of tests, and been told that there is no test to determine what he is dealing with. He'll wake up OK, and within 5 minutes of starting to eat...it begins. Excedrin extra strength helps his morning along, but he doesn't want to take more than that. Interestingly enough, IF he is relaxed - ie we are away at my parents - he can usually eat with minimal side effects.

So, food sensitivities - has he tried an elimination diet to see if a food or category of food is creating the issue? No dairy for a week or two, no gluten for a week or two...

Good luck. It's no fun. DH often says, "If they could just give me a nutrient infusion pack directly into the vein..."
My son has this, but it's only with certain foods. He cannot eat peaches, mangos, ricotta cheese, grated parmesean cheese, cheddarwurst (sp), and a few other foods. If he does, he ends up with a raging migraine and throws up. Sadly, the list has grown over the years.
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Old 12/19/12, 10:05 PM
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Could be worse, mine runs every time I eat.

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Haave you tried a food journal or elimation diet? Is it anywhere he eats or only in certain places? Is there a food or spice he eats at every meal? Food allergies are NO fun, but can be adjusted too. We found that most of my allergic people have one main allergy & if they avoid that, they can eat most anything else.

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This has been driving him crazy lately..I'm not actually sure how long it's been going on but I believe it's been quite a while. Being one that has allergies myself, that would be my first thought - however it doesn't matter when, what or where he eats -it results in a completely stopped up nose every time. Anyone have any ideas????

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Has he worked on his aim?


Actually, it sounds like he would be helped by N.A.E.T. Somehow he appears to have been sensitized to foods.
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Old 12/19/12, 11:29 PM
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I have to blow my nose after any meal. It is simply the chewing movement and agitation that causes my nasal cavity to flow.

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[QUOTE=hengal; however it doesn't matter when, what or where he eats -it results in a completely stopped up nose every time. Anyone have any ideas????
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Old 12/20/12, 07:45 AM
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Could be worse, mine runs every time I eat.
mine, too. so annoying, and I'm sure nothing prettier than sitting across from me while I have fork in one hand, kleenex in the other. I hate it when eating out. doesn't matter the food, hot or cold. crazy.

hope you find something to help your hubby!
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Old 12/20/12, 11:43 AM
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We were talking about it more lastnight trying to think of what it could be. It doesn't happen to him in the morning when he eats breakfast (which would eliminate milk) and it doesn't happen to him when he eats at work during the day (he manages the family restaurant - fast food, etc). It happens in the evening when he eats at home. He was trying to remember if it happened at restaurants we have eaten out at (for dinner) but couldn't remember. He has been having noticable allergy symptoms the last few months ( watery eyes, runny nose - not when he is eating) and has never had any allergies of any kind before. I'm wondering if he is beginning to develop allergies to our animals. Still - don't know what the connection would be between eating dinner at night and his nose stopping up. Hmmmm.

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Could be worse, mine runs every time I eat.
Eatin to much spicy Mexican food and hot peppers?
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My dh gets sinus issues (nasal congestion) after he eats and the Dr said its caused by acid reflux.

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Old 12/21/12, 07:49 AM
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My dh gets sinus issues (nasal congestion) after he eats and the Dr said its caused by acid reflux.


I've been wondering about this exact thing.
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Old 12/21/12, 08:50 AM
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It always happens

to me, too. Will ask ENT dr when I go next week. My nose also plugs up when I lay down.

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Old 12/21/12, 09:02 AM
 
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When I eat at the dinner table I never have any problems, but when I eat a snack while watching TV sitting in my favorite chair, I start to get a LOT of post nasal drip and found if I chew Trident gum it will stop that huge amount of drainage. I know, I know, stop snacking!!

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When you find out, let me know! DH gets headaches when he eats - different foods trigger aches in different areas of the brain/sinuses. He's had the gamut of tests, and been told that there is no test to determine what he is dealing with. He'll wake up OK, and within 5 minutes of starting to eat...it begins. Excedrin extra strength helps his morning along, but he doesn't want to take more than that. Interestingly enough, IF he is relaxed - ie we are away at my parents - he can usually eat with minimal side effects.

So, food sensitivities - has he tried an elimination diet to see if a food or category of food is creating the issue? No dairy for a week or two, no gluten for a week or two...

Good luck. It's no fun. DH often says, "If they could just give me a nutrient infusion pack directly into the vein..."

Has your Dh had a full cardiac workup? I did a lot of cardiac studies when I was a surgical tech and one lady we studied used to pass out immediately after eating. After months of testing they finally thought to take a look at her heart instead of her brain... sure enough.. it was an issue there.
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