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Old 08-09-2018, 04:17 AM
Location: A State of Mind
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I had that done 33 years ago. I did not like the aftereffects while recovering and having a small nose made it more difficult and painful, but afterward I did breathe better. This is likely done with newer equipment and procedures these days and everyone's experience can vary. I was told that it "could revert back", and sure enough, I feel that is what has occurred, limiting breathing in the left nostril. I had sinus infections in later years too, but I am not going to bother with that mess again.

I had finally discovered that rinsing my sinuses using a Neti-pot with saline solution is quite helpful, so I will suggest it, not even having infections in recent years. But you do what you feel is right for you and as I say, we are all going to vary. I sympathize with anyone suffering with this since it messes with sleep and breathing in general. Hope it works out.
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:42 AM
Location: SW Florida
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I had deviated septum surgery and a little cosmetic work done in 1980. It worked for awhile but even before I became addicted to nasal sprays in the last few years if I laid down on my side the nostril on the side I wasn't laying on would collapse. I used to try and use my arm over my head to hold the nostril open.

Breathe Rite strips have been a miracle for me. My biggest problem was trying to remove them in the morning. I have much better luck with the generic store brand and I haven't noticed any difference in the shape of my nose.
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by mortpes View Post
I would pause on the surgery and first try a CPAP machine.
CPAP is not going to work as well as surgery. CPAP helps when apnea is caused by soft tissue issues, but a deviated septum isn't soft tissue related, and the CPAP machine can't force air down a restricted pathway that lacks flexibility. The body naturally switches from one side of the nose to the other while sleeping, and when it switches to the restricted side, breathing issues ensue. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasal_cycle
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:12 AM
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I had surgery for a deviated septum and they also removed the turbinates as well. Afterward I felt like I had a wind tunnel in the middle of my face it was so much easier to breathe.

You can also have cosmetic surgery at the same time for your nose if you want it. All you'd pay is the plastic surgeon's fee for the cosmetic part since insurance will pay for the functional part of the surgery and related costs like anesthesia and operating room costs. So find a plastic surgeon who specializes in nose jobs, which are very difficult to do and not look like Michael Jackson afterward!
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Old 09-17-2018, 09:17 AM
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I had my deviated septum fixed to try an alleviate snoring problems. I had always had a half blocked nose and it made a difference. I still tend to mouth breath a bit though. If my mouth is closed I feel like I am not getting enough oxygen.

Overall I was happy I had it done. The surgeon was planning not to straighten the nose until I asked and he charged extra. That hurt like hxxx.
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:49 PM
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I had functional endoscopic sinus surgery to remove polyps, along with a septoplasty. My formerly deviated septum is still just as deviated. I wonder about the overall efficacy of this procedure (the septoplasty) since it seems Iím far from the only one with no results.

Iím about to start Fasenra injections because I have eosinophilic (high levels of IgE) asthma. It is hoped it will reduce asthma exacerbations, improve lung function, suppress further nasal polyp growth and reduce or eliminate inhaled steroid use.
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