Flonase and loss of smell

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Avatar m tn So, it is safe to flonase. It can sometimes cause loss of smell or taste and voice changes. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn My mom and I have still not regained our loss of smell and taste as of this date, and since all the doctors that examined us refused to acknowledge that Afrin was the cause, we took their word for it, and just went on with life, ignoring the fact that we had no sense of smell or taste. Obviously with all of these recent posts, we were not imagining that Afrin was the cause. I even filed a complaint with the FDA when this first happened, and received NO REPLY.
Avatar n tn You may want your doctor to put you on something for it. I have been on 40mg of Celexa and 0.25mg of Xanax for 3/4 of 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.
Avatar n tn In this condition, the patient suffers from a distorted sense of smell and may smell a foul odor when there is actually no bad smell in the immediate environment. Though not a life-threatening ailment, dysosmia may also lead to problems relating to the sense of taste, as the nasal and oral chambers are interconnected.
Avatar n tn has anyone had the smell of toast being cooked in a toaster or eggs and bacon? I too in many years past and 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!
Avatar n tn is doing it cause of my loss of smell and taste - he said a tumor could affect nerves that control smell - 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.
Avatar n tn I have smelled exhaust fumes off and on for a couple of years now. Sometimes i smell it for weeks and 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!
Avatar n tn 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 and neck specialist and he said that I had inflammtion of 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.
Avatar m tn This is the only medication I have used which stops this condition and allows me to have a mostly normal resperatatory function with a loss of 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.
Avatar n tn 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 and problems following directions, loss of smell/taste, extreme mental fatigue, lack of concentration/focus, change in executive function abilities (disorganization, decision making),
Avatar n tn I know my doc told me to take b complex, b1, b6, and i also give myself a b-12 shot twice a month. It could be a combination of alot of 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.
Avatar f tn Hi, welcome to the forum, the loss of taste and smell 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.
480448 tn?1426952138 Of course, the fact that while having a high level of anxiety, we are SUPER sensitized to every sensation, feeling, symptom....adds to derealization and 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..
Avatar n tn 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 and ENG and ask me a bunch of questions and 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.
Avatar n tn I'll be 49 in less than 2 months and for over 3 years, I have been to 2 ENTs (placed on Nasonex, Dimystia, Omnaris and recently Atrovent), one allergist (2 rounds of steroids and Nasonex and negative allergy testing), been treated multiple times by my PCP (lots of antibiotics for ear and sinus infections), had 2 hearing tests (first showed no loss of hearing, 1 1/2 years later, have hearing loss in left ear), and an MRI.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn and now I've been off of them for a week and getting back to feeling bad and the facial pain and 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....
1129774 tn?1279835362 I had a MRI A and V of the head and a c-spine and 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn Once your sinuses get cleared out, the cilia start functioning properly, and your sinuses, your sense of smell, your nose, and your breathing just start working better and 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.
Avatar f tn My sinuses seem to always feel congested when sitting or lying down followed (Sometimes) by sneezing and my eyes watering. And when I stand up after sitting for a while and most importantly during cardio exercises (whether outside or indoors but worse in the cold) though my nose runs a lot and sometimes I have "sneezing fits". All mucus is always clear though (no blood either) Tried: decongestants, cold pills, prescription Augmentin 875mg tab, prescription flonase 0.
Avatar m tn This was followed by tinitus and moderate to severe hearing loss. The ringing is sometimes steady and 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.
Avatar n tn I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists and everything else u can think of. All CT scans, MRI of brain and 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.
Avatar dr m tn When you see your doctor, throat redness and irritation and swollen glands are noted, confirming even further that you’re in the middle of a standard upper respiratory infection, or the common cold. Typically, it’ll last anywhere from 3-5 days. A small minority will progress into one of the classic complications of a common cold, such as a bronchitis or sinusitis.
Avatar n tn I suddenly, for about a year now, feel disgusted by the smell of frying oil, and sometimes the smell of 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.
242516 tn?1368227505 A bacteria is its own living cell and multiplies and spreads on its own and is easier to destroy in that process. Speaking of 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.
Avatar m tn None of them seem to relate to the closure of the windpipe and cant give me a straight answer when I ask them. Has anyone an answer or better still has anyone else had this problem.
Avatar n tn People with chronic sinus disease have facial pain/pressure, purulent drainage, loss of smell/taste and 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.
Avatar n tn s an infection of any kind because there is no foul smell and no pain. I saw a general doctor and she said my outer ear was clear but I had congestion behind my eardrum and called it an inner ear problem and told me to take Sudafed. Well I can't take the hearing loss, the ringing in my ear, the drainage or the pressure and fullness anymore!!!! I should also mention I have a pituitary macroadenoma and not sure if the drainage could be a CSF leak.
Avatar n tn Patients with this disease typically present with extensive nasal congestion and rhinorrhea resulting from loss of adrenergic tone rather than from the original cause of 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.