I had a couple of questions regarding congestion. Specifically if anyone else in this group is experiencing similar symptoms to myself and any fixes (if any). I've read through the archives but can't seem to find any solutions or information.
I noticed about a few weeks ago that I was feeling symptoms of a head cold/sinusitis appearing and thought it was due to my travelling for work and what is commonly known as "convention flu". I didn't think twice about it and continued to take snuff in my usual manner until about a week and a half ago when my symptoms worsened to the point where I couldn't breath at all through my nose and had to discontinue my snuff taking.
Within two days my symptoms immediately began to subside and I thought that this cold thing must finally be breaking. Day three (today) my sinuses were clear and I didn't feel like my head was full of marbles until I took my first pinch. Immediately the same clogged nose, runny sinuses and stuffy head symptoms returned and I'm back to square one.
I've been neti-potting twice daily and don't take massive pinches. I've rotated between lightly scented, mentholated, toasts, shmalzlers etc to try and find any correlation but so far there seems to be none.
Has anyone else experienced this? I fear that my body is rejecting the snuff and I will be forced to quit this awesome tobacco alternative before I even had a chance to begin. It could all just be the same continuous cold/sinusitis but I thought I'd try and poll fellow members here to see if anyone has ever experienced this or known someone who has and what the end result was.
Thanks for your consideration,