Flonase rebound effect

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Avatar m tn I spoke with our family doctor once about it and she prescribed Flonase for allergies. However, this had absolutely no effect. I've also tried to use the nasal strips on my nose to help expand the passage to no effect. Even then nasal decongestant sprays have no effect. Frankly, I've not found any effective manner to clear my nasal congestion through use of over the counter or even prescription drugs.
Avatar m tn 2) Is it OK to stop flonaze suddenly, to see how my allergies are, or will there be a rebound effect? 3) If allergy shots were effective for me in the past, could they not be effective now? 4) Could one or more or the allergy ingredients be working so I should have skin tests to see if I should continue at least some of them? 5) Since I never got up to a full dose, should we try again to work up gradually to it.
Avatar dr m tn One of the reasons why you can't use Afrin for more than 3 days is because of the rebound effect, where after the medicine wears off, your nose gets stuffy again, making you use it more and more frequently. Nasal saline, although not as bad as Afrin, also has a mild rebound effect. This is why some people use it 2 to 4 times every day.
Avatar n tn The child needs a pulmonary function test to evaluate her lung function and allergy tests to check for any allergies. The over prescribing of Albuterol has a rebound effect and can actually cause wheezing. I do agree that allergies can cause asthma and asthma like symptoms but those should be treated as needed not daily. I would recommend a pediatric pulmonologist or at least a competent pediatrician.
579469 tn?1311709150 yeah and just like GoingTo MakeIt said the Afrin,4-way nose sprays, etc. will give you a rebound effect and thats why people get addicted to them....like me...everytime I get a cold or allergies. I can not stand having a severely stuffed nose. Oh and yes using O/C saltwater spray helps clear things out up there too. Ive gotten off it many times and I CAN NOT STAND having a stuffy nose at all. Im almost off the afrin now. Yea! Good luck to everyone getiing off the nose spray!
Avatar n tn It will lead to increased stuffiness (rebound effect). You can taper yourself off. Start using it one nostril at a time (such as right nostril in the morning, left at night etc) for a few days. Then alternate nostrils once a day for a few days. Then you might be able to stop. This way, you won't be left with a completely blocked nose. You will always have one nostril you can breathe thru. Put your saline spray in the fridge, too.
Avatar f tn I was given Prednisone at Urgent Care and i've been gaving a nightmare of s time for a week now. It all started from a simple children's 12 hour alegra. Pollen count was high so I grabbed one with my breakfast bar in car on way to do errands. Mouth got super dry fast and I didnt have water, stopped to get some and felt heart   rate increasing, started feeling tingling in head so pulled into Urgent Care to get checked BP 167/100 and heart rate 120 very high for me.
Avatar f tn I just want to know if the forehead pain and pressure behind eye/eyebrow is normal and if there are any natural home remedies to relieve symptoms because I don't really want to rely on the nasal sprays, which I've heard have a rebound effect.
Avatar n tn Yes, I've been told about rebound effect from Afrin-type sprays. My dd gets sinus infections alot. Her wise Pediatrician filled me in on this. I am AMAZED you noted the Echinacea bcz my two daughters are severely, and I mean severely pollen allergic and the one who is also low IgG's in viral components I was going to give some of this to but ck'd with her allergist who said no no no .. it has root of ragweed in it or something like that!!!!!! EEEK!!!!
Avatar n tn I don't believe you are actually addicted to the ingredients in the nasal spray as much as you are addicted to what it does. You see, when you use a nasal spray regularly, it causes your nasal passages to open, then a "rebound" effect afterwards. Meaning that the passages close up as soon as it wears off (usually tighter than before). This causes a vicious cycle because you need to keep using it to open them which continually causes the rebound effect.
Avatar dr m tn In addition, many people will also stop breathing once in a while, which creates a vacuum effect in the throat which actively suctions up your stomach juices into your throat and nose. Fourth, try to avoid drinking alcohol close to bedtime. Not only does alcohol irritate the stomach, it also relaxes your throat muscles as you sleep, which aggravates the process described in the previous paragraph.
Avatar m tn Hello sorry about the long story but i have a baby on the way next month and trying to go to work with this is horrible just trying to get some kinda answer because have to try to work for the next 3 months while my wife is on maternity leave mind you this is the first time i had to take tow weeks off work in 17 years i worked i don't call off but once or twice a year if that i have a question i have been really healthy never had much breathing problems sense right before Easter when i had rea
Avatar n tn I started using an over the counter nasal spray like Afrin to open up that side of my nose. These types of sprays have a rebound effect if used for more than a few days. Which means, it will make your nose plug up worse than before and you will be forced to continue to use the spray to stay open.
Avatar f tn as if they are taken with any regularity (every night for more than a few weeks)...you will have to contend with rebound insomnia when you stop taking them....which can make your initial sleep problems look like child's play. ANY medication taken for insomnia should be limited to short term courses of 2-3 weeks or less, OR just "as needed" where you're not taking them every single night. Skipping a few nights is a good idea if you feel you will need them longer then a few weeks.
Avatar n tn I function okay, but once in a while instead of a euphoric effect, they get me all cranky and angry...and I know that it's just a matter of time before my 2 at a time habit climbs to 3 at a time, then 4, and before I know it, it will be even more out of control than it is already. I want to quit so bad. Yesterday I took my 2 when I woke up, but then I decided that I wasn't going to do this anymore. I didn't take any for the rest of the day.
Avatar n tn Mine started about five weeks ago and was diagnosed by my doctor as being a side effect with my blood-pressure medicine. When changing to a different one I found that it didn't go away. (mucus in the throat that I can't clear and a need to cough and try to clear my throat until it get's irritated and sore and I lose my voice if I talk much.
Avatar n tn even though it's not recommended for more than a few days at a time because of possible rebound effect. I used to have horrible sinus infections, have had a sinus cat scan, have used cortisone and saline sprays, etc. All I can say ... is that I hardly have had more than one sinus infection per year and I get a physical every year with no negative side effects to my nasal canal. I do not share this information with my internist ... as I'm sure I would tell me to stop.
Avatar n tn It consisted of around 40 minutes of flashing lights and loss of peripheral vision in my right eye. There was no observable effect in the left eye, only the right. The symptoms cleared up after 40 minutes, and I regained complete vision. Needless to say, being my first experience of temporary vision loss, I saw an opthomologist and he said there was nothing wrong with the eye. Since then, I've had two additional ocular migraines with similar symptoms at about 3 month intervals.
Avatar m tn I tend to think of Afrin as a last resort given this awful effect and my awareness of its addictive nature that can cause rebound/ongoing congestion. To all the doctors who posted that they recommend it regularly to patients and have never had someone complain, please consider all these comments before you prescribe it again!
Avatar n tn I must emphasize that this pressure is ALWAYS there--I am becoming severly depressed and feel like I have run out of options. CT scan came back perfectly normal. I have tried Rhinocort, Nasarel and Flonase for many weeks with no improvement, and have tried Astelin nasal spray and Allegra with no effect.
Avatar m tn I am not sure if this is helpful, but I was taking high dosage (80 mg.) omeprazole (prilosec) and it was having no effect. I recently switched to Nexium and I am experiencing a significant improvement. I take 40 mg. Nexium at night and 20 mg. omeprazole before breakfast.
Avatar f tn The multiple medications he's been on have been a trip in itself...the last one had a side effect of lukemia! (he didn't stay on that one very long..) The common thread I see in all of the posts is eczema and asthma. Do most of you have this?? I don't think my husband does... Any info is appreciated!
Avatar n tn The wet fluid sensation I feel in my ear, also irrates and burns somewhat and it seems to be aggravating my throat, and also my upper lung area which also seems to effect my breathing. Sensitive to loud noises, eyes sensitive to light also with vague headaches. My problem also causes memory problems and trouble concentrating, and anxiety. My problem also makes general sinus problems worse cold, allergies etc. Anyhow these are the majority of my symptoms.
Avatar n tn I too am feeling fullness in the ear, pressure, popping, I went to my doctor and he said it was etd I have been researching this on the net to figure out what everyone else is doing to heal this, it's making me anxious and I can't relax and sleeping very little 3 or 4 hours a day I'm taking a homeopathic decongestants, flonase, I'm going to check out the website the previous person said about food additives see what else I can eliminate from my diet.
Avatar n tn Once I completed the round, the blurred vision, and head pressure came back.. I have been using Alavert D12 and Flonase for past week. Just recently, have had vision issues again and dizziness. I cannot even ride in the car, I get like- car sick, too much motion. Then I feel panicky, because my head is not clear and the ENT office states that dizziness is normal. I am now starting to feel pressure on left ear, and I just do not want to have surgery.
Avatar n tn 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.
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Avatar m tn This technique will work for almost any infection of the nose, if you‘re willing to take the risk. If an unfortunate side effect should happen to you, well, I am sorry. I am not charging you for this, you are not paying me for it, so don’t sue me. It’s a responsibility that you have to assume. If you expect a risk-free life, with massive compensation should things don’t work out, then don't try this. So, why is this book manuscript free?
Avatar n tn I pretty much have given up, my dizzies are better because of diretics, flonase, and meclazine, but the distorted sounds, ringing fullness headaches.etc.. are all still there. I wish there was a surgery, but Doc's say won't help. I can't hear regular out of 1 ear anyway, so I'd rather not hear at all. other ear has ringing sometimes, and fullness always, I'm sure it is just a matter of time until it is full blown too. Any suggestions from anyone would be appreciated.