Nocturnal Asthma and Nasal Polyps
I'm 35 years of age. I noticed this protruding mass in my nose back when I was still a teenager. I even tried to scrape it out with my fingernails or sometimes with a pair of tweezers, at one point it bled so I stopped doing it. I had always been a sufferer of airway ailments since I was little. When I was in college, I started getting used to sleep deprivation.
If I don't get enough sleep in a matter of 3 days, I would develop symptoms such as runny nose, violent sneezing fits especially in the morning, cough, mouth sores, and the worst of all, nocturnal asthma. These symptoms will never respond to medications but will only subside when I re-establish a normal sleeping pattern, not all at once but gradually, one after another in a matter of 3 days also. A common denominator of all these symptoms is the possibility of an allergy that is exacerbated by sleep deprivation because it messes up my body clock, which, in turn, has a huge effect on the production of histamines, and hence frequent allergic reactions.
My close friend who is an ENT surgeon confirmed that I have nasal polyps through a visual check. He now wants a thorough nasal endoscopy or a CT scan to assess the extent of the growth. I will be meeting with him within six months and depending on how dire the case would turn out, I might opt for an operation. I will share that part of the story sometime in the future.
Have you ever gotten "moon face" as a side effect of prednisone?