At random times of the day I am having sudden blockage of one of my entire nasal passages. More often in the evening hours and primarily on the right nostril. It occurs when I am sitting in a chair and if I lean my head to side for 5 minutes or longer it's as if a "barrier" slowly slides in front of my nostril. And by saying this I mean absolutely "zero" air that can pass. At this very moment, if I press down on my left nostril and try and breathe from the right it is blocked 100%. I do feel some pressure around my nose and head. The only way I can breathe is with Afrin. What is strange is that sometimes when I have not yet used Afrin, it can suddenly within a few minutes slowly dissipate and open up.
For a long time I've used prescription Flonase, which suddenly became ineffective when this started. A pharmacist suggested I use a saline spray called "NeilMed: Sinus Rinse". I have tried it for about a week now and it does help somewhat. The pharmacist also said that because I've stopped using the Flonase that my body is reacting to a long term dependence on it and may be just adapting back to a non-spray every day life. * I just don't want to become dependent on this new NeilMed forever, as I have been with Flonase.
Could this be due to sinuses? I don't have watery eyes, runny nose, it's all just congested.
Thank you your help.