@ StephenHLi, hmmm, intriguing, I'm looking into it now, thank you for that.
Sabre, if you are having enough mucus to interfere with your daily functioning I agree that's unusual and it's something to look into. The other thing I forgot to ask you is if you have difficulty getting over infections? Have you had pneumonia or bronchitis?
That's what prompted my sister's doctors to investigate further. I remember when my sis visited once about 7 yrs before being diagnosed that she had to clear her throat frequently and often coughed. Do you feel like the mucus is in your sinus or in your lungs? If it's in your lungs there's a cough they teach CFers to do to clear the lungs.
COPDTV - Huff Cough Instruction - YouTube
Thank you. I'm going to head to my GP again. The last time I was told it was nothing to worry about and told to get some of those sinus-clearing chewing gums. But the guy only saw me for 5 minutes, and he didn't know the extent of it. I'm not sure who to be referred to, i.e. who is the best specialist to help me out? Maybe I should ask to be tested for the CF gene.
I have not have pneumonia or bronchitis, and I'm not really prone to illness--the occasional cold, I had mono about 6-7 years ago, and my skin gets blotchy very easily if I'm not strict with my diet and that can take a while to heal up. But that's it, really.
Thank you for the video, I watched it and a bunch of other videos on CF.
I'm not sure I'd bother getting tested for the CF gene because it will only test for the most common gene and since you are not showing the most typical symptoms if you were to have it, it would probably be a more rare mutation, but even the rare mutations show up on the sweat test. From what you've said most of your symptoms are upper respiratory so seeing an ENT might be more useful.
Interesting, ok that makes sense. But at the same time, couldn't I be a carrier of the most common gene, even if it's probably more likely--if I am indeed a carrier--that I'd have one of the rarer mutations?
Isn't the sweat test only able to determine if you have full blown CF, rather than just testing whether you're a carrier?
Sorry for bombarding you with questions
To anyone who might still be reading, I read this on wikipedia about adenoid problems. Could this effect those of us with mucus issues??
"Adenoid infection may cause symptoms such as excessive*mucus*production, which can be treated by its removal. Studies have shown that adenoid regrowth occurs in as many as 20% of the cases after removal."
Adenoid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I misunderstood, you want to see if you're a carrier, that makes sense. And I believe you are correct the sweat test is only determine if you have CF.
Originally Posted by Sabre
I spit once in the morning and when I brush my teeth at night.
In the morning it is usually the byproduct of being in ketosis, it's not phlegm though.
Excuse me for any typos and sarcastic remarks, sent from my iPhone using Marks Daily Apple Forum mobile app
To anyone who's interested, gleamed from some good websites here's a pretty thorough list of possible causes. (In my case I can exclude many of these from the list, and the goal is to narrow it down the exact cause.)
Causes of Mucus buildup
8.*Food Additive Adverse reaction -- MSG
9.*Food Additive Adverse reaction -- amines
10.*Food Additive Adverse reaction -- food additives
Mucus buildup - Symptom Checker - check medical symptoms at RightDiagnosis
And here are some types of nasal obstructions that could contribute:
Adenoid Hypertrophy*(Very Common)
Significant Deviated Septum*(Uncommon)
Infection*(upper respiratory illness and/or*bacterial*infections) (Common)
Rarely, genetic conditions like*cystic fibrosis*and*immotile ciliary syndrome
Rarely, anatomic conditions such as*choanal atresia
Rarely, a sino-nasal tumor