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Trouble breathing with a deviated septum. Drastic action now needed!

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Posted on 29 Jul 2013 17:42:52 BDT
Ian Henry says:
I had the op whilst an SHO in ENT.
I always ask other patients for their experiences.
having nasal packs removed feels like I imagine having your brains vacuumed through your nose. There is blood and amazing nasal discharge for the next few months - I borrowed the ward suction machine to help this. Also us a nasal antiseptic like bactroban ointment for a couple of weeks.
I had vivid dreams / nightmares for some years after. Now I do not look back and I can sniff for England.
A word of warning; do not use nasal decongestant sprays. They are evil and you will quickly become habituated (google rhinitis medicamentosa)

Posted on 17 Dec 2011 08:33:10 GMT
Joanne says:
I had the same problem - had surgery, didn't feel any pain at all, bit uncomfortable because they have to pack your nose and you end up up with swollen and bruised face but I was back in work after 4 days and i haven't had a problem since. go for it!

Posted on 13 Dec 2011 09:16:14 GMT
get the surgery it works, I recommend a wedge under your pillow to raise your head and upper body, it helped my breathing while asleep.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Dec 2011 12:14:08 GMT
LittleHelper says:
you should contact your GP who can refer you to a specialist as you are having difficulties. The advice nurse will give you answers to your questions. Recovery time is two weeks for bruising to disappear. You will need bedrest for most of this time. There is some discomfort but it can be managed with a few prescribed pain killers (cocodamol) at first, then paracetamol. Hopefully you will look & feel better afterwards

Initial post: 19 Nov 2011 19:15:01 GMT
in trouble says:
I have a deviated septum and has got to the point that i have to do something about it. I don't sleep at all well and am knackered most of the time. Can anyone tell me what it's like to have surgery on this and whether it really does work or will i end up not much different?
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