Phlegm. Mucus.

For as long as I can remember I've had an unusual level of phlegm build up. The colour's clear, but it's thick and gooey. It's in the back of my nose (above, not below or inside, my throat).

Highly gross. It interferes with socialising, I have to excuse myself to hawk up phlegm. Doctors were unhelpful. "Phlegm is normal..." Uh, not this much of it!

What the heck could it be, some kind of inflammation? I've cut out virtually all foods that I might be allergic to, and have done so for the past 8 months. No dairy, yeast, wheat, etc. This has helped, but it hasn't eliminated the problem--not by far. And my voice is often weak. I'm wondering if the problems are connected.

Could it be leaky gut? Candida? I'm determined to find a solution to this, and I will do whatever it takes. Any advice or suggestions are hugely appreciated.