Flonase addiction

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I've kicked my Soma addiction back in June, I am kicking my Hydro addiction this week (day 3) and now I want to.......kick my nose spray addiction. Yes. I am addicted to Afrin nose spray. I have been addicted for probably 5 years or more. Problem is I have BAD seasonal allergies. From March to June I am a complete mess. But, July through Feb I'm ok, but can't put the spray down. I stock up on Afrin like it's the end of the world!!
Maybe there is an oral med that would allow you to taper off the spray? The hard part of addiction is in dealing with the mental stuff associated with abstinance/withdrawals. You may want to consult an addiction specialist for this problem. J.B.
i'm on suboxone for opiate addiction and tested positive for coke 4 times in a row until my dr said i was jeopardizing myself and he would have to take me off the suboxone ... well, it wasn't worth me going back to the opiates so i stopped doing the coke .. i have done it since then twice but just didn't like it anymore ... my brother-n-law does coke all the time ... he'll do one and his nose instantly starts bleeding and he cannot feel it at all ...
What I'm going to include may be brutal and honest, but it is the only way i can rule out, target, and/or locate my problem's source. For two months now, I have been in and out of the hospital. I've had several tests done that came back negative, and even lost my job over this. It began quickly. And quickly got worse to a certain point, and has stayed hovering at that level ever since.The one thing I didn't get checked for just might be what I should do. (Or should have done a long time ago)....
Some doctor suggested me a drug Fluticasone propionate. It is generic drug called Flonase. With 30 days of regular spray, I could get away from addiction of Otrivin.
I have had the same addiction to the same 4way nasal spray for over 2years,just when you think there is no cure,i have the answer and I promise it works.
Hi, I've been having a strange melange of symptoms for a few months that seem to be getting worse as time goes on. It could be nothing, but it could be something. I am on Pristiq, Flonase and have a Mirena IUC. I am also a medical marijuana patient, though I only medicate at night, after 7 and about a half gram of dried flower a night. I have had loose, frequent stools with mild abdominal pain for 2 months. Food/changing diet has little effect.
Things are constantly wrong with me. I overcame an opiate addiction over the summer, have had a couple of small relapses, and was wanting to get life back on track. The past month has been the hardest for me physically. My biggest complaint is this never-ending fatigue. It's horrible, and keeps me from getting things done. My house is a mess all the time, I don't have the energy to do anything. It's not just a minor, "oh, I feel a little tired".
when he has had legit rx's like flonase spray for allergies he gets them filled elsewhere. When i ask why he gets furious with me and says to get off his back and that i'm trying to find something to make a big deal about etc. Shoot me sttaight people...weigh in please with your take on this scenario. Thank you i really need some outside input.
//www.rhinostat.com/ to help combat addiction to nasal spray decongestants which is really, really common after as little as 3 days of use. Rhinitis medicamentosa often happens after the use of afrin (oxymetazolone) or Phenylepherine, Xylometazoline, or Naphazoline. If you stop "cold turkey" and cease using nasal spray decongestants all at once, you'll get rebound congestion worse than before you started using the nasal spray decongestants in the first place.
If I take Zyrtec-D all drainage from nostril and eye stop. I have used Nasal Steroid sprays Flonase, Nasocort Aqua, etc to no avail. When sleeping at night both sinuses become completely blocked and I resort to Mouth breathing which affects my sleep At this point I have to use Afrin to get relief. I try to use this as little as possible to avoin addiction and rebound. I feel that the surgery complicated my problems. Anybody else been there and done that?
Since beginning treatment for eustachian tube dysfunction, which consisted of antihistimines, steroids, and Flonase the popping has eased considerably, but has been replaced by a clogged or full feeling. Can anybody explain why my tinnitus and sound sensitivity is muted the more my ears feel clogged? After testing, my hearing was normal but my left ear was retracted, at my next visit both my ears were retracted, finally yesterday my right ear was normal but my left was still retracted.
I have taken Allegra, claritin, flonase, etc. the whole sink. this is problem #1.
She had looked at my nose and ear earlier in the visit and then she said that she wanted to put me on an oral and nasal steroid. I said no. I simply asked her if they still made Flonase and that had worked before and that was how the issue above came about because I said that the actual dr there in that office had given me an rx for 10/500 hydrocodone and that had seemed to work for the aches and pains that I have.
i also have been recently diagnosed with asthma (now on singulair, allegra, flonase, and sometimes use albuterol inhaler) that i wonder if it is due to the opiate use. any thoughts on that?
Sleep is important when going through WD, time sleeping is one's mind off of the WD hassles and pains. There's all kinds of sites that deal with techniques to get to sleep, you might want to check those. I have always had sleeping problems. So for years I have had to take Ambien (which is a very dangerous sleeping pill if not taken properly. E.g., I don't take it until I am in bed. I used to take it 30 minutes before bed and do things around the house, then go to bed.
About 6-7 months ago, I had a cold and got addicted to Afrin. The addiction lasted no more than a week before I noticed the medicine's deleterious effects and quit. But the damage was done: I had gotten rhinitis medicamentosa. After going 'cold turkey', my sinuses have been chronically blocked on and off ever since, mostly at night when I'm trying to sleep. I haven't been able to get a good night's sleep in months. And when I do, I cannot sleep in any other position other than on my back!
It's not that you're an addict, it's just that addiction specialists are more knowledgeable in the area of detox. There really isn't any way to totally escape withdrawal, but if your doctor tapers you slowly, it's doable with minimal discomfort. Expect to experience some insomnia, RLS (restless leg syndrome - soaking in hot baths temporarily helps that), and possibly nausea, diarrhea and flu-like symptoms.
I have the same problem. A month ago I snorted about 3-4 lines at a party (2nd time in 7 years). I've been dealing with sinusitis (sinus infection) ever since. I'm now on my third antibiotic that is being prescribed for a month. The doctor also prescribed FLONASE & some other oral steroid after looking up my nose with a small tube with a light on the end. I've still get frequent discomfort/numbness right on the top of my nose right where the bone is.
I'm tapering too and have that same clogged nose thing - I think it must be related somehow too. I've never snorted either. I've tried a few different things, saline spray, Flonase - but have to use Afrin every now and then when it gets really bad. Be careful with Afrin though because you can get rebound stuffiness if you use it for more than 3 or 4 days.
Just because a person has withdrawal symptoms from narcotic pain meds does not mean they are addicts. Addiction is abuse. People who use meds as prescribed are physically dependent. That is a HUGE difference. As for the patch coming off and other issues, much depends on how oily and sweaty the patient's skin is. There are two types of patches available. One that is like a gel-filled band-aid, and the other is like a piece of tape with no gel pouch.
Also it's supposed to be good for aches and pains and female stuff. I also started using flonase which I get for allergy. It completely controls the nose problems. Very easy to get an rx for, too; they will almost always do it by phone.
Cold Turkey and Taper. Also some folks recommend taking other drugs to help out the WD symptoms, others dont. Well, Im slowely creating a "WD Kit," I have a bucketload of Wellbutrin, about 5 klonopines and a few Ativans and am saving them up for the Big Day. Every week I get a few more and am actually surprised I havent taken them just for the buzz. A month ago I would of eaten them as soon as I got them. Guess I want out of this nightmare BAD..
I also have severe allergies that play havoc on my sinuses and I'm currently taking Flonase/Claritan-D.
So admitting my addiction would be a giant plus in beating this thing. Ok....I've babbled enough and probably bored most of you into a well needed nap...thank me later. I just wanted to introduce myself and say that I'll be around.
The trick is coming home after a shity day and be ready to take your half a pill and tell yourself a whole wont hurt i only had a half at lunch,thats the addiction you have if you can control your taper then you can control your withdrawl. During a taper you have already put your body in withdrawl. You just get a break from the bad feeling when you get to take your planned dose. What im going thru now is managable in my eyes so im confident in a week or so i should feel pretty good.
Allegra in the AM, Singulair at night, Advair and Flonase as needed), the blood pressure medication, OTC medication for acid reflux (read that this might could cause it though I only have it maybe once a month), and taking the Ambien again at night. So far, none of this seeems to be working. I know that I don't have anxiety otherwise but this problem does give me some anxiety because it is frustrating not being able to figure out, or doctors rather, what is causing it.
I had just switched allergy medications, from Nasonex to generic Flonase, right at the time my symptoms returned. Could allergies have led to a sinus infection? Can the sinus infection cause dizziness and fatigue? Due to the holiday weekend I haven't been able to call my doctor, but after 3 prior visits he's never suggested sinuses to be a cause.
I am currently on a regimen of medication to help with some of the physical and emotional symptoms that may have caused my addiction in the first place. It's hard to tell if it helps, and it definitely won't keep me from drinking. Only I can keep myself from taking the first drink. It's time knuckle down and grit my teeth and do this sober thing. My last drink was 3 days ago. Wish me luck and luck to all of you!!!
I'm going through what all of you are just deviations of it. I've been told I have 'allergies' on singular, astelin, flonase and still awful pressure around the nose in the ears and sometimes teeth. no post nasal drip, no signs of inflammation (although steriords and antibiotics help TEMPORARILY) using salline spray ONLY constantly (which feels a little better) and sudafed more and more becasue that is the only thing that WAS helping but gettting rarer.
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