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Howdy all. I have suffered from allergy symptoms and chronic sinusitis symptoms for years. My STRs all hypothesized that I had moderate chronic sinusitis but never an absolute diagnosis. I had xrays that indicated there might be retention cysts or polyps but were not conclusive. I had a CT scan in 2004 that definitively stated there were bilateral retention cysts in my sinus. When I filed in 2000 the VA gave me 0% for allergic rhinitis but denied that I had chronic sinusitis. Now I have had the constant pain and pressure around my eyes and ears clogging up for more years than I can count during service and after. I ate pseudoephedrine like candy for years until it started affecting my ability to urinate. It is the only thing that lessens the pain and pressure. The allergy medicine only helps with the normal allergy symptoms like sneezing, itchy eyes, etc.. So I finally had it and went back to the doctor asking to be sent to an ENT. Instead she sent me to an Allergist. He confirmed that I was correct in that my allergies were not the true cause of the pain and pressure. He informed that I have vasomotor rhinitis along with my allergic rhinitis. SI guess I need to go back to the VA and request an increase in my Rhinitis since they both are rated under the one code. But I also feel it should be back dated to my original claim. Am I just being wishful or is it something I should pursue.??? I know the most I can get is 30% but that is better than 0%.