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Old 02-16-2011, 00:36   #1
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This is something I have brought up with a few doctors but no one has been able to see a connection. However I had horrible nasal congestion for months. And amazingly it disappeared right when I was diagnosed and started taking insulin to bring my blood sugars had come back down to normal. any ideas?

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Old 02-16-2011, 01:12   #2
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Not a clue here, AZ . . . what I CAN tell you is that MY lifelong nasal congestion (allergic rhinitis) subsided after I had surgery for a retinal detachment! I haven't needed pseudoephedrine OR oxymetazoline since the middle of November! Isn't it heavenly to be able to breathe?!

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Old 02-17-2011, 05:28   #3
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Not a clue here, AZ . . . what I CAN tell you is that MY lifelong nasal congestion (allergic rhinitis) subsided after I had surgery for a retinal detachment! I haven't needed pseudoephedrine OR oxymetazoline since the middle of November! Isn't it heavenly to be able to breathe?!
I envy the two of you. I'm using insulin and I'm still congested. And I don't have the need to have my retina reattached. Hope I never will. I can't stand the thought of having surgery on either eye

I guess I'll have to live with congestion, and be excited for the two of you for finding relief.

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I will say that I'm certain I started experiencing my nocturnal congestion issues when I started experiencing my earliest diabetes symptoms. Though I had been abusing pseudoephedrine as a stimulant for quite a while, so I wonder if I gave myself some pernicious variant of rhinitis medicamentosa, where you continually need a decongesting agent to remain decongested all the time. Usually this disorder occurs with topical nasal sprays, but I wonder if oral bronchiodialators can have the same effect if they're used inappropriately long enough?

Of course, because my doctor thinks my rhinitis is happening because I'm overweight (???!!!), so there's going to be no help even in the form of helpful information from that quarter, methinks.

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Of course, because my doctor thinks my rhinitis is happening because I'm overweight (???!!!), so there's going to be no help even in the form of helpful information from that quarter, methinks.
Now that's just downright silly. I can't imagine what he thinks that connection is. If he's lumping nasal congestion in with anything that causes difficulty breathing/shortness of breath, he's really pushing the envelope.

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This is something I have brought up with a few doctors but no one has been able to see a connection. However I had horrible nasal congestion for months. And amazingly it disappeared right when I was diagnosed and started taking insulin to bring my blood sugars had come back down to normal. any ideas?
I see you are type 1, which I don't know much about, but I do know type 1's have highs and lows. One of the symptoms of low blood sugar is nasal congestion, so it makes sense that once you started taking insulin and got your blood sugar leveled out, the problem cleared up.

Hypoglycemia - Dr. St. Amand

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Now that's just downright silly. I can't imagine what he thinks that connection is. If he's lumping nasal congestion in with anything that causes difficulty breathing/shortness of breath, he's really pushing the envelope.
As many overweight people can attest, American doctors will always make anything that's wrong with you about your weight so that they don't have to do anything and because it's an ideological "thing" and make no effort to find out what really might be wrong. And even if something else really is wrong, they'll bring it back to your weight anyway out of that uniquely American middle-class tendency to believe things that are manifestly untrue to an extent that can become utterly ridiculous. I'll bet dollars to donuts more than a few overweight forum-readers can back me up on this one.

This is especially gauling for us Type 2s, because if you've had issues with your weight your entire life, insulin-resistance has an unfortunate and heartbreaking way of putting a floor underneath how much weight you are able to lose. You would think that somebody who has been to medical school would know this, for pity's sake! Oh, and learning that doctors will brazenly lie to your face about side-effects of medications in the interest of pouring more and more and more pills down your throat was nice, too.

Actually, it's okay. I am seriously at the point in my life where I prefer to be bitter and cynical, as unbecoming as that may be. So finding out that people such as doctors who present themselves as educated experts to be trusted are as full of it as anybody, is really just par for the course.

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One possible connection is ... INFLAMMATION.

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This is something I have brought up with a few doctors but no one has been able to see a connection. However I had horrible nasal congestion for months. And amazingly it disappeared right when I was diagnosed and started taking insulin to bring my blood sugars had come back down to normal. any ideas?
Hmmm... I heard someone else say this. They said the doctor told them they were not drinking enough water. I can not see this to be possible.

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Since March 2005 I have had a nasal congestion --- very frustrating. I've attempted to be heard by several medical doctors and I have felt like they can't hear me.

Today was my first attempt to seek whether this symptom might be related to high blood sugar. Wham - right away I'm seeing the relationship on this website/forum. It is tiring to ask for help to AT LEAST diagnose the matter let alone help to solve it.

Since 2005 I have thought the nasal blockage issue was caused from back up production caused by my inefficient heart caused by congestive heart failure. Not until the past week have I focussed upon solving my high blood sugar.... and I began to realize that by frustrated breathing situation might be linked to my high blood sugar.

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