Why does DH's nose stop up EVERY time he eats?

Discussion in 'Countryside Families' started by hengal, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. hengal

    hengal Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,271
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2005
    Location:
    North Central Indiana
    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.:smack Anyone have any ideas????

    Thanks!
     
  2. Chixarecute

    Chixarecute Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    3,008
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2004
    Location:
    Wisconsin by the UP, eh!
    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..."
     

  3. Yvonne's hubby

    Yvonne's hubby Murphy was an optimist ;) Staff Member

    Messages:
    26,079
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Location:
    Kentucky
    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?
     
  4. Yvonne's hubby

    Yvonne's hubby Murphy was an optimist ;) Staff Member

    Messages:
    26,079
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Location:
    Kentucky
    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! ;)
     
  5. strawberrygirl

    strawberrygirl Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    811
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2009
    Location:
    PA
    Hengal- I've never heard of that before. That has to be rough. Hopefully you can find out what is causing this soon.

    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.
     
  6. mnn2501

    mnn2501 Dallas

    Messages:
    11,210
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    Location:
    N of Dallas, TX
    Could be worse, mine runs every time I eat.
     
  7. Cheryl in SD

    Cheryl in SD Living in the Hills Supporter

    Messages:
    4,534
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2005
    Location:
    South Dakota
    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.
     
  8. Harry Chickpea

    Harry Chickpea Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    11,256
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Location:
    north Alabama

    Has he worked on his aim? :D


    Actually, it sounds like he would be helped by N.A.E.T. Somehow he appears to have been sensitized to foods.
     
  9. Jeffery

    Jeffery Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    756
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2011
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I have to blow my nose after any meal. It is simply the chewing movement and agitation that causes my nasal cavity to flow.
     
  10. katy

    katy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    687
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2010
    Location:
    NW MO
     
  11. davel745

    davel745 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,268
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Location:
    WV
  12. mamita

    mamita Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    6,431
    Joined:
    May 19, 2008
    Location:
    PA
    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!
     
    mnn2501 likes this.
  13. hengal

    hengal Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,271
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2005
    Location:
    North Central Indiana
    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. :confused:
     
  14. am1too

    am1too Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,131
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Eatin to much spicy Mexican food and hot peppers?
     
  15. my3boys

    my3boys Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,439
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    My dh gets sinus issues (nasal congestion) after he eats and the Dr said its caused by acid reflux.
     
  16. hengal

    hengal Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,271
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2005
    Location:
    North Central Indiana


    I've been wondering about this exact thing.
     
  17. lenii

    lenii Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    1,271
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2005
    Location:
    SE wisconsin
    to me, too. Will ask ENT dr when I go next week. My nose also plugs up when I lay down.
     
  18. Rita

    Rita Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    2,193
    Joined:
    May 13, 2002
    Location:
    Tennessee
    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!!
     
  19. therunbunch

    therunbunch MomOf5inTX Supporter

    Messages:
    2,365
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2009
    Location:
    East Texas

    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.