Flonase and loss of smell

Common Questions and Answers about Flonase and loss of smell

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You may want your doctor to put you on something for it. I have been on 40mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> Celexa <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 0.25mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> Xanax for 3/4 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> a year now. Each day gets better. I just needed a new Doctor to tell me the same thing about the anxiety for me to believe it. As for the congestion we are off to a Ear nose and throat specialist for a check up. Hope this helps.
has anyone had the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smell</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> toast being cooked in a toaster or eggs <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> bacon? I too in many years past <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> also in others states had smoke smells. However it was in certain rooms only and a hallway while living in MO. Now living in MI it has started again and at times it is cig smoke and other times its toast? go figure... I do take levothyroxine, and antidepressants... I am curious to find an answer because generally my family doesn't smell them however my two youngest have!
is doing it cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smell</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> taste - he said a tumor could affect nerves that control <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smell</span> - but he doubts I have a tumor - how nice! He also hadn't heard too much of my smell problem although he came up with the name right away - how strange. After having had this smell for quite a while and the sinus problem along with it - and lack of taste and smell -I can honestly say I think they are all clearing up - the smell is no longer constant -although quite strong at times.
I have smelled exhaust fumes off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> on for a couple <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> years now. Sometimes i <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smell</span> it for weeks <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> weeks then it just disappears only to return a few months later. Has anyone had feed back from their doctor or been successfully treated for it? I mentioned it to my doc while I was there for something else and she looked at me like I was schizophrenic and went on with the other thing we were discussing. I would love to hear from someone who has had it diagnosed and treated. Thanks!
About six months ago my left neck began to hurt and I noticed what I thought was a lump there. I went to a head <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> neck specialist <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> he said that I had inflammtion <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my Carotid artery(Carotidynia). The lump, I guess, was just the bifurcation of my artery that was swollen. The doctor told me to take an anti-inflammatory(ibuprophen) for 2 weeks. The pain finally diminished, but about a month later it started in my right neck.
This is the only medication I have used which stops this condition <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> allows me to have a mostly normal resperatatory function with a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> taste and smell and a mild congestion in my throat. I'm now starting to have side effects from this medication which includes: hot flashes, weight gain, hives, and some blurred vision. I know this is from the Prednisone because these issues disappear once I stop taking this medication.
dizziness, headaches, vision changes, ringing in the ears, balance/vestibular problems, memory/cognitive changes (problems with spelling/simple math such as balancing your check book, slowed thinking, difficulty learning new things, remembering phone numbers, where you put your car/car keys) spatial disorientation <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> problems following directions, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smell</span>/taste, extreme mental fatigue, lack of concentration/focus, change in executive function abilities (disorganization, decision making),
Hi, welcome to the forum, the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> taste <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smell</span> is commonly encountered with allergic rhinitis, nonallergic rhinitis, rhinosinusitis, and nasal polyposis with certain drugs or zinc deficiency. It requires relief of the obstruction and treatment of the accompanying infection, if present. You need to undergo the test for Flavor discrimination test and Somatosensory testing to know the extent of involvement.
I know my doc told me to take b complex, b1, b6, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> i also give myself a b-12 shot twice a month. It could be a combination <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> alot <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> things for you. Depression had me so down i couldn't get out of it and had no energy at all. So that could also be a biggie for you. Talk to your doc and if they can't help you, get another doc. Sometimes it takes that to get real help. Good wishes to you. Please keep posting.
of course, the fact that while having a high level <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> anxiety, we are SUPER sensitized to every sensation, feeling, symptom....adds to derealization <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> depersonalization. Also, you can have one without the other. Most of MY experiences have been with derealization, and I have a friend who suffered more from depersonalization...she explained it as feeling "numb' and more like an inanimate object than a person. The great news is..
I called the neurologist to find out what they plan to do and they said they are going to mainly look at my MRI,CT <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> ENG <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> ask me a bunch <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> questions <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> go from there. I've read online that a infected middle ear matches what I have, but I have yet to hear from anyone who's actually gone through it.
sent me for a CT <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> sinus <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it was clear. Sent me to an ENT - gave me nasal steroid <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> antihistamines. No help. Been doing saline irrigation, vitamins. Am now on Prednisone (steroid pills) for 6 days. After 1 and 1/2 days feel better and pressure is leaving but scared because I know after this 6 days I'll be back to where I was and I'm extremely run down and need to rebuild to fight whatever this is. Scheduled for allergy testing the end of the month.
Once your sinuses get cleared out, the cilia start functioning properly, and your sinuses, your sense <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smell</span>, your nose, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> your breathing just start working better <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> better as the days go by. DO NOT DO THIS FLUSH FOR MORE THAN 10 DAYS IN A ROW. Your sinuses need time to recover and grow back the good bacteria. 6. REVERSE SINUS FLUSH If you are unable to bend over safely, there is an alternate method of getting a large amount of saline into your sinuses.
and now I've been off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> them for a week <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> getting back to feeling bad <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the facial pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> pressure. Whatever this is has certainly changed my life (because I don't feel like I can function) and the others are saying the same thing. We've gone to our doctors and Ear, Nose, Throat specialists, I've had CT Scan, x-rays, blood work, been to a chiropractor, been given about the same meds. with no help. Something strange is going on this year....
I had a MRI A <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> V <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the head <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> a c-spine <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> t-spine. I am not sure if those would cover or show the area of the pituitary gland. I had an abdominal cerclage in 2004 when I was pregnant with my son. That surgery had complications and they had to open my all the way up to repair a bleed. I ended up have a partial hyster. when my son was born. After that within six months I developed a severe adhesion from my left ovary to my small intestine.
Im sorry, lol, i put tonsils and by all means meant sinuses. I get the hard balls too, once in awhile, not very often at all.
This was followed by tinitus <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> moderate to severe hearing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span>. The ringing is sometimes steady <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> sometimes pulsatile. There are at last three frequencies in the tinitus, not one steady sound. There is a 220 hz steady hum, a pitch that always fluctuates between about 300 and 350 hertz, and a few other high frequencies that come and go, the highest being at about 6000 hz. The tinitus had begun as a very high-pitched whistle but is now at the state I've described.
I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> everything else u can think <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span>. All CT scans, MRI <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> brain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> blood work keep coming back clean and ok. Nothing I try seems to work. There was a period of time about 3 and a half years ago that the symptoms lifted for about 4 months and then it returned full force.
I suddenly, for about a year now, feel disgusted by the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smell</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> frying oil, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> sometimes the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smell</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> sweat comes out of no where. The same sensations I had during pregnancy, and when sick with stomach flu for 10 days. During pregnancy and during flu I've been very dehydrated, nauseous, so, perhaps, severe dehydration, and loss of minerals from the body causes smell distortion.
A bacteria is its own living cell and multiplies <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> spreads on its own <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> is easier to destroy in that process. Speaking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> outbreaks, influenza is finally reaching Palo Alto right around now. If your doctor knows that your own area is experiencing an outbreak of influenza, it may be reasonable to treat with antiviral drugs, especially if your temperature is more than 100 degrees and your symptoms have lasted less than 48 hours, and you don't have pneumonia.
People with chronic sinus disease have facial pain/pressure, purulent drainage, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smell</span>/taste <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> inability to breathe through the nose. From what you said, I would mainly just be concerned about your inferior turbinates (from a surgical standpoint). If treating those did not help, and your sinuses were basically normal on CT, I would likely have referred you to a Neurologist.
Patients with this disease typically present with extensive nasal congestion and rhinorrhea resulting from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> adrenergic tone rather than from the original cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> rhinitis. Normal nasal function should recover within 7-21 days after sympathomimetics are discontinued. Topical nasal steroid spray may ease the transition from the sympathomimetic agents, and some suggest allowing the patient to continue using the offending agent at night for a few days or weaning 1 nostril at a time.
the surgery caused me to have chronic headaches and migrains, constant plem from chest and nose, nerve pain with my teeth, cheeks, nose, and eyes, plus i have lost my sense <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smell</span> most days <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my sense <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> taste is gone most days. i also have severe allergies, but not to any foods. i also, i know this is really gross, i also get huge, and i mean huge green, yellow and bloody chunks of mucus from my nose. i have chronic nasal drip and chest congestion!!!
I have had a CT <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the brain, shows normal. I had a CT <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the sinuses <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it showed cists in my frontal sinuses. I went to an ENT and he stated that they are normal and nothing needed to be done for them. I also am experiencing pressure in my neck. I had an X-Ray of my neck done and they stated that they noticed spasms but that was it. So now, I am going to Neurologist next week to see what he can find.
I also have been worried to death ,I have had this for over 4 months now ,,I wake up in a panic because my head feels like it plugged with cotton .<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my right ear feels tons <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> pressure <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> some times pain. I tell myself something had to be badly wrong ,,but I think the worry is just causing me panic and that it's self it making me sick !
I am a nurse and often counsel my patients on the dangers of overusing nasal sprays and inhalers.
I don't drink a lot <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> water, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I smoke. I cut down smoking, have been drinking 5+ glasses <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> water a day <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> spraying my nose with the saline nasal solution and BAM, it has improved 110%. Don't know what has helped but I have to assume the saline in the nose...good luck.
Makes sense. I broke down <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> took two rounds <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> antibiotics for a recent bout <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> sinus pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> congestion,and sicker since, unable to work, fatigued with head pressure,had swollen nodes in the back of my neck/head that were sore. Never had that in my life. I went to a natural doctor who has put me on a detoxifying shake with many nutrients that clear the system out. Also homeopathic drops to put in water to build my resistence up to allergens.
When I have a sneezing/hay fever reaction, it's accompanied by the usual itching <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> palate <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> eyes, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my medications take care <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> it. But once or twice a month, I sneeze uncontrollably, hundreds of times, all day long, and nothing, not Allegra-D, not Claritin, not Benadryl, will stop it. and the weird thing is, this sneezing is NOT accompanied by the usual itching. When I have a "sneezing day," I am nonfunctional. All events are canceled. It is absolutely exhausting.
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