Antihistamine rebound

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Avatar n tn okay i disagree with your eye doctor. i guess everyone has an opinion, and mine is different than your eye doctor's. NO ONE should use ophcon-a for more than just OCCASIONAL use in my opinion. 3-5 times *a YEAR* kind of thing. it actually CAUSES more redness and contact lens discomfort problems than it fixes. google "rebound hyperemia" and/or follow these links:
Avatar m tn Vasoconstrictors that are in eye drops like Visine, Cleareyes, etc cause rebound effect. They are not safe for long term use. I've used Euphrasia (eyebright) before and it makes my eyes feel so fresh and also gets rid of redness. I've been doing research on this herb and I've read that it shrinks tissue. I want to get a doctor's thought on the long term use of this herb. This herb helps with my eye allergies and that is why I want to use it. Is Euphrasia safe for long term use (years)?
358304 tn?1409713092 So I started taking Remeron to help, b/c instantly Remeron DOES in fact work the first night for sleep because of it's antihistamine effects. After weening off in the past, I'd have rebound insomnia, which led to me taking/alternating zyrtec and benedryl just to sleep at night. I'd take those in moderation for months. Then I'd jump back on Remeron, ween off, back to zyrtec/benedryl... the cycle seems to continue.
Avatar m tn Going off Fexofenadine (Allegra) caused a reaction after 2 days. I was really sick. Doctor explained this was a kind of rebound effect where after the body has been free of histamine for a long time because the Fexofenadine antihistamine, the body reacts strongly when the histamine returns because of the Fexofenadine discontinuation. This stabilized after 4 days. If I still have a reaction to trees and grass, should I stop immunotherapy? Friedman is a great doctor.
Avatar n tn While useful in the short-term, 12 hour relief, for sinus congestion, prolonged use (in excess of three days) may result in rebound congestion (rhinitis medicamentosa). This can cause a dependency on the product; recovery may take some time You should consult with your doctor and taper off the nasal sprays. Use steam inhalation, saline nasal drops and oral antihistamine medications to help with your symptoms. You could read more about this at the following link - http://en.wikipedia.
Avatar f tn Hi, How are you? Chronic urticaria, especially the autoimmune type, is often resistant to antihistamine treatment. They usually require immunosuppression and medications such as prednisone and cyclosporine may be given. There has been several studies already which have shown effectiveness in using cyclosporine in the treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria, who fail to respond to conventional therapy (ref:
Avatar n tn Now, I’ve tried nasal sprays and I have a deep fear of that stuff since it led me to have a huge rebound effect a few years back. Crazy thing is that it really feels like that’s the only thing that worked. Occasionally, things with pseudophedrine keep me clear for a few hours, but than it’s right back to the same thing.
Avatar n tn So yeah, you've got a little opiate withdrawal along with the antihistamine rebound that el_em mentioned. No fun for a few days and you probably won't sleep well for a few nights, but you'll get through it. Most docs don't prescribe tussionex for more than a short-term cough. If your doc has been prescribing it more than 6 or 8 weeks at most, you need to find another doctor who can treat the underlying condition that is causing the cough.
Avatar n tn Hello, Pseudoephedrine/Triprolidine is an antihistamine and decongestant combination. Long-term use can cause RM(rhinitis medicamentosa)i.e rebound nasal congestion. The possible other side effects include palpitations, anxiety, nervousness, weakness, fever , chills,hallucinations,seizures,severe dizziness and drowsiness and easy bruising. I don’t feel that the symptoms that you have mentioned has any connection with long term use of this drug.They are independent of this drug usage.
Avatar m tn I quit ct and had withdrawal and rebound pain,but once the rebound pain subsided I am able to control my pain with otc meds.I take 2 extra strength tylenol every 4 hours and ibuprofen in between if needed.In USA there is a pain reliever called percogesic that contains acetaminophen and an antihistamine called phenyltololamine that is quite effective for pain relief.Fight this battle with the vitamins and amino acids and nutrients listed on the health pages.
Avatar f tn Hi, The so called Caffeine-Withdrawal headaches may present with throbbing headache caused by rebound dilation of the blood vessels. This may occur days after consumption of large quantities of caffeine. In extreme cases, this is treated by terminating caffeine consumption or avoiding excess use of caffeine. Abortive medicine for migraine may help provide relief. However, it is not advisable to take over-the-counter pain medication with the risk of rebound headaches.
Avatar n tn i've been nasal spray free for about 1 month (i used the rhinostat method if anyone is curious). rebound congestion i no longer experience. i still have congestion that seems to switch back and forth between nostrils (but no where near as bad as what the rebound congestion was). when i lie down the congestion will be in which ever nostril i am laying on. the other one will be clear. if i turn on my other side the congestion will switch nostrils.
181564 tn?1189759424 It is important to use a antihistamine but not benadryl,it can cause rebound itching. Instead, get a qd dosed antihistamine like allegra..You may need a script.. One final thing you are using hydrocortisone !% cream which is ok-costco has it real cheap..Or better still, get a script for triamcinolone 1% ointment for a more effective itch protectant..Best of luck..
Avatar n tn The cheapest and most effective thing would be to give the cat away, but that is hard to do. I would recommend Zyrtec as a antihistamine (allergy stop tablet), sinus rinse bottler (available in pharmacies). The allergen is actually in the cat's body fluids (saliva and urine). Each animal has a slightly different protein in their fluids which is why some people develop an immunity to their own. Using a clumping litter and cleaning it daily might help some.
Avatar f tn I wear glasses and I take thyroid medication and an antihistamine daily. I have not changed any facial cleansing or makeup products. I asked my endocrinologist and he said to see an eye doctor. I see an Optometrist for my yearly eye exam. Is that who I should see for this or should I see my PCP or a dermatologist since the skin of my lids seems to also be affected?
Avatar f tn My anxiety is triggered by outside events and then it takes a while to rebound. I hate feeling anxious all the time and not having an appetite so I was thinking some natural remedies would be helpful in the short term. Im curious about accupuncture. I helped a friend of mine.
Avatar f tn Soon after detoxing from the codiene, you may feel what is called rebound pain, those people taking opiates for the pain, experience it but it is just for some days... afterwards, they even feel sometimes better from the pain... i would advice you to drink a lot of fluids to keep you hydrated ( green tea, apple/orange juice, gatorades ) . This is very important.... Get some immodium for diarrhea, advil in case of pain and headches ....
Avatar f tn And even if you have sinus problems, if you take a decongestant nasal spray for more than 3 days in a row, you will get rebound sinus problems. Now, if you still think that these are actually sinus problems and NOT a menstrual migraine what so ever... then, instead of using a decongestant nasal spray, I would suggest taking a daily allergy medication, an antihistamine, like allegra OR arius OR reactine. You can buy these over the counter at the drug store.
1666434 tn?1325265950 Also meant to mention, too, that when you take Benadryl for a reaction like yours, you must be very very careful 6hrs later when the Benadryl wears off because sometimes you can have a rebound reaction because the antihistamine is no longer working in your body .. and that rebound can be more serious than the original episode. Our allergist told us about that rebound and when my dd had a serious reaction she insisted I sleep in the same room with her .. she was fine, thankfully.
Avatar m tn Patanol is rather expensive and so I'd just prefer to use otc drops. Also, is it safe to also use an otc natural tear solution if the antihistamine dries out the eyes? Thanks.
Avatar n tn The worse part of it was, I could no longer take any kind of antihistamine, as it made the hives worse. Same with advil, tylenol and aspirin. The hives were also worse with anything tight on my skin and during long drives, they appeared on my hands. I learned to live with them as nothing seemed to help. Two years ago, during an annual physical, my physician tested my thyroid. Apparently at my age, it's a test they do. I had been tired but throught it was stress.
Avatar f tn I would recommend that you try Zyrtec (or generic) instead of the Benadryl. It is a better antihistamine, doesn't cause drowsiness, and can be taken once a day instead of every 4 hours. Sinus rinses are somewhat helpful for the eustacian tubes, but not as effective there as they are for the sinuses. Also, you can try 3 day rotations fo Afrin - use afrin for 3 days, and then no afrin for 3 days and repeat a few times.
Avatar f tn One ingredient of it, Acetaminophen is toxic to liver if taken in large quantities, which is exactly what you are doing. You are also overdosing on an antihistamine Doxylamine , which can cause bladder retention and memory loss among other things. It would seem that the nightly dose of Codeine has already caused you to be addicted to this concoction that is only meant to be taken occasionally for coughs and colds.
Avatar f tn Oddly enough, the only thing that seems to help at all is the Astelin nasal spray (an antihistamine) but if I take it too long it seems to have a bad rebound affect. Thanks for your help and support people!.
Avatar m tn The greater volume of water makes it much more effective. Exactly what nasal sprays have you tried? Please list by category - steroid or antihistamine. Have you tried atrovent (dries up the sinuses so it may not be the best thing for thick drainage) and NasalCrom? Have you tried guaifenesen (Mucinex) and a decongestant? Have you tried doing three day cycles of Afrin? Three days on and three days off. Don't exceed three days on as it can make things worse.
Avatar f tn But gave me an antihistamine drop for once a day I don't know. I am so scared and hate to wait two weeks. I need new glasses I guess. Oh and it takes so long to have them made.
Avatar f tn Taking ibuprofen 800mg every 4 hours max 3200mg/day for a few dsays really helps the rebound pain of withdrawal from opiates.Adding tylenol extrastrength 2 every 4 hrs,max 4000mg/day often helps.Percogesic is an otc pain reliever that contains acetaminophen and phenyltoloxamine an antihistamine that enhances the pain relief of tylenol.These do not contain opiates and often help rebound pain.
Avatar m tn Yes, when u r on these meds for ne length of time u can have a reaction when u stop them suddenly which is called rebound.... The meds r PPI proton pump inhibitors, it turns off the acid producing pumps....when u stop taking the meds...the pumps all turn back on all at once and u have way too much acid which will make u feel really bad. Just having water in this situation can affect u.... If u want to get off these meds u should step down to help avoid the rebound effect.
Avatar f tn Also have some otc replacements because you will need something for pain,sleep and RLS.Opiates cause tolerance and as you take more that causes rebound pain which makes you take more and the viscous circle starts.You will definitely have rebound withdrawal pain that is often stronger than the original pain,but it will subside and probably otc pain meds in recommended doses will help.If you don't have ulcers take both extra strength tylenol 2 every 4 hours and ibuprofen 400mg every 4 hours.
Avatar n tn I'm pretty certain of this (but check with a pharmacist to be sure)- I wouldn't have thought a plain antihistamine would effect a hyperthyroid person adversely. And a plain antihistamine has a similar drying effect on nasal mucosa. Let me know if you have found otherwise... bcz I'm wondering if the heart palps you describe were from a antihistamine only preparation or if it was combined with pseudoephidrine? But different people have different reactions even to antihistamines.