• 4 months ago

    Unisom and sinusitis

    Since I was in high school I have used unisom to go to help me sleep. I’m going to confess that I take twice the recommended dose. It is a bit of a problem and I have tried multiple times to ween myself off of it.

    Over the last 10 years I have noticed an increase in a thick post-nasal drip and recurrent sinus infections. I’ve seen multiple doctors and my CT scan of the sinuses came back clean. Also tested negative for all major allergens. They always end up prescribing antibiotics and tell me to drink plenty of fluids. I am a med student and have at least a passing understanding of the human body and am wondering if the doxylamime succinate in unisom is drying me out and thickening the mucus leading to the infections and post nasal drip. Can anyone point me to any studies on this or have any experience with this sort of thing?