Nasonex and afrin

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Hi all! I'm an otherwise healthy male in my late 30's. Recently got sick about 4 days ago: stuffy nose, followed by a sore throat (when swallowing). No temperature, headache or cough. The only thing I used before seeing doc was Afrin, Advil and some Zicam. Went to the doc, and she said it was a virus. She prescribed Nasonex, Astepro, and the usual "stay away from afrin" advice.
I immediately went to the doctor who gave me something for my cold and then inquired if i was using Afrin. She asked how long and how much. I stated probably no longer than 5 days and I had only used 2/3rds of the very small bottle. She ordered me to stop immediately and advised me of its addiction and rebound effect....... I stopped cold turkey. It was absolutely the most painful and difficult time of my life....I couldn't breath at all, couldn't sleep.
4 (1 part Afrin : 4 parts saline). You might try using it like this and gradually dilute it further to ween yourself off it, if it is indeed the problem. Some other tricks for congestion that work for me - Most drastic and quick acting is to rub a tiny amount of extra strength Bengay or Flexall around the outside of the nasal passages and about 1/2" below the eyes. This gets the eyes watering and the nose-sinuses loosened-up and moisurized pretty quick.
I also hear my heartbeat in my ear at times, and he's hoping that a month on Nasonex will stop that. If not, he'll do a CT scan and other work to see what's going on. Here's my question: Are any of you using something like Nasonex or Flonase? I do have a headache behind my eyes and feel tired a lot, but I had that before too. Common side effects of Nasonex are fatigue, headaches, a lowered immune system (not good) and others too.
Can the prolonged use (5 and a half years) of Nasonex, Afrin nasal spray, and Allegra D or the same family of drugs cause damage to the heart valves, if on already had a preexisting problem ? I am 38 and was diagnosed with mild aortic regurgitation 18 years ago. The problem remained mild for 13 years and I was told 5 years ago to have an echocardiogram every 5 years. Five years ago I also hurt my nose playing basketball.
The Afrin helps my nose clear out 10 to 12 hours and then after that it's plugged again and then I have to spray the afrin up my nostril again. I do have allergies, like running nose and itchy eye. My nose been plugged before but it was NOT this bad.
yes i have tried and done all of these avanues....yesterday i did go back to my nasonex to try and off set the rebound during the day...seemed to help some....i still use the off brand of AFRIN,AFRIN...before going to bed ...only thing that gets me through the night...and it last till late in the afternnon or early evenin the next day...then the stuffyness starts...especialy if i am setting or lying down..
My heart goes haywire. I have found that using Nasonex works and I have no side effects. Which beta blocker did you dr place you on? I have been on Atenolol for a year and it has been become my best friend, my security blanket.
Not sure, but I think Nasonex is a prescription steroid that is effective for some allergies - the first test I'd run is to try a over-the-counter nasal spray that shrinks membranes -Afrin is a brand name in the US, but there are many here and some less expensive. There are also oral (swallowed) decongestants I would try being careful to use the does for children, not adults.
Finally my family doc sent me to get a cat san of my sinuses which showed severe blockage as well as a deviated right septum- the ENT suggested surgery which I am all for considering I am on my 3rd antibiotic in the past month, my 2nd round of steroids and relying onice packs all over my face and vicidon for some minimal relief- I also have tried all kinds of nasal sprays, Afrin, Nasacourt, Nasonex-- I even tried natural remedies like grapefruit seed extract diluted w/ warm water as a nasal was
Because of recent and significant problems with allergies, I have had to increase both my use of Nasonex and Flovent (steroids). Although I have a kind of twitchy heart, very prone to ectopic beats, I have not noticed any increase at all in that department.
I feel great, I dont even have the words to describe how happy I am. I went from being totaly addicted to my afrin in my bags, pillow, and extras hidden just in case, to this. I cannot believe it. I really cant. Thank God for this thing and thank you to the girl that recommended this to me. I can finaly breath normal again and get my true sense of smell and taste back. My doctor just said you have to quit and I said never, I cannot breath without this.
The dizziness resembled being carsick, with lightheadedness and occasional moments of nausea and feeling faint (but I never passed out). I had a CAT scan and blood work twice, and so far no diagnosis for the dizziness/fatigue. It got better for a few weeks but last week I began to have dizzy spells again, this time accompanied by maxillary sinus pressure. I had just switched allergy medications, from Nasonex to generic Flonase, right at the time my symptoms returned.
Doctor wanted me to keep him on antibiotic for 60 days and Nasonex and Afrin and Zyrtec. I think this is too much for a little boy like my son. I stopped the antiobitic on 23 days. Is it safe to keep it to 60 days? What if he has a fungal sinus infection? What should our course of action be? Please help. We are desperate at this point to help our son.
I went to the doctor 2 weeks ago and they perscribed me Nasonex! Then yesterday they perscibed me an antibiotic becuase I noticed it was getting worse she also told me to take Afrin for 4 days. What should I do if I fifnish the antibiotics and they still are giving me trouble? Should I see and ENT?
If you can't take it , my doc told me to take a cu tip and put a lil afrin on it and put it up your nose to up at the top and I did that and I got off of it many times doing that. It's just everythime I get a cold with a bad stuffy nose I get hooked back on the afrin again. Im trying to get off again. I know its a pain and embarassing using the afrin...well it is for me. You can do it! ?Your primary care or the docs will know what to do. You will be fine.
I am taking Allegra OTC and pharm SudaFed and cough syrup and I'm still miserable and symptomatic all day/night. I rarely sleep because I can't breathe and when it becomes completely unbearable and I'm running a sleep deficit that precludes my being an effective mom/wife/employee I snort some Afrin and keel over from exhaustion. I need help to figure this out, I'm 44, female, seasonal allergies in the past decade but nothing major or prior.
I have found that if my sinuses are congested it's worse, and Afrin makes it worse (which may be caused by the increase in my blood pressure when I use Afrin when taking other meds, especially anti depressants). All of this is pretty consistent with Tinnitus. My symptoms have changed some but all are explainable by Tinnitus, which is apparently pretty common!
I have used the sinus rinse bottle - doesnt help generally but if i feel i have a blockage and use it non-stop it sometimes clears. As for sprays, i know i have used Nasonex and Rhinocort and several others i cannot remember the name of. The ones you buy in the chemist i have tried as well. I have tried many decongestants, none of which have helped.
When I had the stretching of the windpipe done, a biopsy of the inflammation was done. The biopsy came back with nothing found. Although I am scheduled for another CT scan in September, the diagnosis on it does say tracheal stenosis. After seeing 4 physicians I was referred to a well known hospital in Pittsburgh, PA and had a wonderful thoracic surgeon that did the stretching of the windpipe.
sent me for a CT of sinus and it was clear. Sent me to an ENT - gave me nasal steroid and 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.
Children's Claritin is a good medicine. My son has severe allergies and has to take Flonase, Nasonex, Singular, plus Zyrtec all year.
We went to an allergist after an emergency room visit and she started with nasonex and albuterol, now advair, singulair, nasonex plus tonsils/adenoid surgery. We'll see with the 5 mo old. benedryl helps her. going to ENT next week. the allergist says "normally airborne allergies dont happen for a few yrs, so it is food allergies or just stuffy...". I am a big believer in nasal rinsing! For infantsthe drs say saline drops.
I use a blend of kosher salt and baking soda in solution (1-2) times daily and use two sprays of Nasonex in each nostril in the AM and on occassion use NasalCrom (over the counter--Cromolyn Sodium Solution). I can breath, my sinuses are not blocked and my infection rate is way way down. It sure beat antibiotics and oral steroids. The first ime you use it the feeling is a bit intimidating. I first thought "Where is the water going, into my brain?
I use a blend of kosher salt and baking soda in solution (1-2) times daily and use two sprays of Nasonex in each nostril in the AM and on occassion use NasalCrom (over the counter--Cromolyn Sodium Solution). I can breath, my sinuses are not blocked and my infection rate is way way down. It sure beat antibiotics and oral steroids. The first ime you use it the feeling is a bit intimidating. I first thought "Where is the water going, into my brain?
feb 19th 2010 i woke up dizzy and didnt know why, it was my sister wedding and i thought maybe just nerves. i took sea sick meds (wedding was on a yacht) and it helped a little bit. after a few weeks it didnt go away and it scared me so much that i didnt want to go anywhere thinking i would get dizzy. I went to my GP and she looked and said i looked fine, called for blood work and told me to go to a neurologist. blood work came back NORMAL.
Apparently a combination of Astelin, Atrovent, and Rhinocort/Flonase/Nasonex used in a nebulizer can work wonders for this condition. It is my understanding that the mix of medications is turned into a fine mist that you breathe in through your nose for roughly ten minutes. I think that the theory is that this method delivers the medication to areas that nasal sprays miss.
I have tried Nasonex, Flonase, etc. I started allergy shots about 8 months ago. The only relief I get is from Afrin, and that doesn't even last the 12 hours. (I don't want to hear about how you shouldn't take it for more than 3 days either!) My family doctor had put me on the Z-pack and Biaxin and it works for a SHORT period of time, if at all, and then I go back to the congestion. I have had a CAT scan that shows some inflammation, but does show that I am draining.
3 days ago Dr. suggested Afrin 2 days, Nasonex and nettipot. No real drainage through nose with any of these devices or meds. Post Nasal drip continues. Beyond exhausted, need sleep. I had a bout with temporary painful headaches two years ago after a sinus infection but not this severe. Otherwise I do not suffer from headaches. 39 F.
nasonex, afrin, mucinex-d, claritin, allegra, zyrtec, flonase, etc. Another ENT thought it was acid reflux. I tried: prilosec for 14 days, nexium for 3 days (I had too many side effects from nexium so I discontinued it). I had no symptoms of acid reflux so I felt there was no point to take these meds, but I tried anyway with no success. I got a CT scan and they found there was a cyst in my left maxillary sinus and mucus thickening in the ethmoid on the same side.
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