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NancyT

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Eye and Nose Waters Uncontrollably When Active
« on: June 23, 2013, 09:30:06 pm »
I'm about one year post op - 2.5 cm on the right side with some facial weakness/paralysis.  When I am physically active, like house work or yard work, my eye begins to continually water.  It also runs through my sinuses so I'm constantly having to stop what I'm doing to get a tissue and because I can't see what I'm doing.   My Ophthalmologist thought it was either dry eye overacting or synkinesis with my sweat gland.  Just wondering if anyone has had the same problem and if it got better over time.
2.0 x 2.4 cm AN
Middle Fossa @ University of Iowa Hospital March, 2012
50% hearing loss, some facial paralysis, some balance issues

nancyann

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Re: Eye and Nose Waters Uncontrollably When Active
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2013, 06:07:13 pm »
I have had this problem from the get go. It still happens. When I do yoga, getting clothes out of the dryer, walking in hot weather: my AN side nose runs & my AN eye waters like crazy.
It's been 7 years since surgery & it's still the same for me...
2.2cm length x 1.7cm width x 1.3cm  depth
retrosigmoid 6/19/06
Gold weight 7/19/06, removed 3/07
lateral tarsel strip X3
T3 procedure 11/20/07
1.6 Gm platinum weight 7/10/08
lateral canthal sling 11/14/08
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right facial paralysis
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Re: Eye and Nose Waters Uncontrollably When Active
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2013, 08:59:59 am »
I'm 17.5 years out and still happens - not eye, but nose runs like a faucet when I get hot while exertion...

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25 yrs then-14 hour surgery-stroke
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Re: Eye and Nose Waters Uncontrollably When Active
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2013, 10:25:54 am »
I am 32 years post AN removal and I still have this problem.  So annoying, I have asked several doctors in the past and have been given no answers.  It's just something I have learned to live with and always carry tissues or handkerchiefs with me.

Lime size AN removed Nov, 1981
Complete left side facial paralysis/hearing loss.
1985-1987 7x11 crossover facial nerve graft surgeries -Julia K. Terzis MD, Norfolk , VA
Left eye tarsarophy 1990
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Received left eye scleral lens, Sept, 2012

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Re: Eye and Nose Waters Uncontrollably When Active
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2013, 08:44:51 am »
I am 3 1/2 years PO.  My nose runs when I eat!!!  AN side only. 8)
Translab 01/22/10.  12 x 11.7 x 8.2 mm.
Dr's McKenna/McCall at Mass Eye & Ear,
Dr. Barker at MGH. 
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Re: Eye and Nose Waters Uncontrollably When Active
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2013, 06:18:38 pm »
Hi Lynn;
   You could check with Dr, but, I've an idea it will show on the record as "no clinical significance.'
   It is normal and natural for the body to produce increased phlegm or tears when smelling food or eating. Some people just produce more.
   I realize phlegm or tear production sometimes changes post Tx, but it will likely be termed, "of unknown etiology".

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Re: Eye and Nose Waters Uncontrollably When Active
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2013, 06:25:23 am »
Ditto here.  Not so much of my eye watering (Oh how I wish!  :P) but nose on AN side runs whenever I do pretty much anything LOL
AN - the gift that keeps on giving  ;D
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Re: Eye and Nose Waters Uncontrollably When Active
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2014, 05:33:36 pm »
You're not the only one. My face is paralyzed on the right side, which means I can't smile, blink, or make tears, but my nose runs on that side. Go figure.  :-\ So I bring extra tissues when I know I'll be exerting myself or when it's very hot. Those seem to be the times when my right nostril runs the most. I also suffer from inexplicable saliva production (drooling) for no reason. It comes and goes, is not consistent or very frequent, but when it happens it's usually when I'm asleep and I wake up to a completely saturated pillow. I mean completely soaked. Ah well. Like one ANer said, ANs are the gift that keep on giving.
Diag. Dr. Saffran ENT 3-9-11; 45 yrs at time of diag. 3.5+ cm AN rt side; 9 hr retrosigmoid craniectomy 5-12-11 FL Hosp. South, Neurosurgeon Dr. Melvin Field; Gold wt implant
Post-op: facial para. (rt), double vision (cleared up), SSD, tinnitus, balance issues, ataxia, movement disorder

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Re: Eye and Nose Waters Uncontrollably When Active
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2014, 09:51:46 pm »
My eye waters whenever it chooses to, no rhyme or reason as to why that I have figured out. I am over 4 years post op.

As far as fluid out the nose, I had a CF leak that was evident when I was active. I would ask you Dr. if you should gather a sample and have it checked just to make sure. When I was moving around and tilted my head forward it was a solid flow of fluid. Do not wan to cause any panic, but it is something I dealt with.
Diagnosed Feb 2010 with 2.3cm x 3.2cm left side AN
Trans Lab May 26, 2010 tumor had grown to 4.5cm, University of Michigan
Subsequent MRIs are clear
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