Hi, I have a severely deviated septum on the left side and was getting a Covid swab by an overzealous nurse. She poked me all the way up the left side where my septum was deviated, felt resistance and kept going. I felt a sudden bout of pain and she finally retracted the swab.
Two days later I wake up with clear salty liquid dripping down my throat. I also have a massive daily headache, eye pressure and sensitivity to light. Saw two ENT’s thus far and was able to collect a tiny amount of fluid which tested negative for CSF. Neither of them are convinced that I have a CSF leak, however I am very worried that is still the case given how debilitated I’ve been feeling and the constant drip coming down the back of my throat.
I am trying to collect more fluid for testing, as I think I got a false negative in the first attempt at collection. I’m also seeing a different ENT specialist who specializes in CSF leak surgeries and hope I can get further clarity and work up from him.
Has anyone has anything similar? Can it be anything else besides a CSF leak that could produce similar symptoms?