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Review by always stuffy (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Flonase (fluticasone) for Rhinitis: Have used Flonase for the last year - I used to have to take decongestant that still left me stuffy and Flonase alone is the best! I would be so stuffy at night couldn't breath through my nose and this works! Love it.
fluticasone for Rhinitis: I gave it a 5 out of 10 based just on my experience. For two months- it worked beautifully! I felt so much better. Then I ended up with severe dizziness, increased thirst and urination, diarrhea, weakness, aches and pains. Also muscle spasms around the eyes and I believe higher blood pressure though I can't corroborate exactly. All symptoms have gone away since quitting. The one that's lingered the longest has been the increased thirst and urination. Apparently- this medication can raise blood glucose levels in blood and urine triggering diabetes. Fortunately, its been a little over a week since I stopped medication and those symptoms are getting better now too. (one day I counted-- I had to go to the bathroom 13 x's in a 12 hour period)
Flonase (fluticasone) for Rhinitis: I have been using this for 5 days now for Sinusitis, which I developed after a pretty significant bout with the flu. Because of prior condition in my sinuses in 2008 and inability to take the necessary antibiotic to resolve the condition, my sinuses were VERY FULL after this flu. I had severe pain in and behind my nose, under and above my eyes, etc. My ears felt like they would explode too. But, after these 5 days on Flonase and an antibiotic to treat the Sinusitis, I feel much better. I am, however, simultaneously taking supplements which aid in reducing inflammation and have altered my diet to dramatically reduce inflammatory-induced health problems. I believe lifestyle changes are the BETTER long-term solution, as steroids are NOT healthy.
fluticasone for Rhinitis: This has been a life-saver for me. It allows me to breathe through my nose like a normal human. If I stop using it for a week, my nasal passages feel like they swell shut and I can't breathe through my nose. I am absolutely miserable when I run out of fluticasone.
I have had a reaction to this medicine. It caused severe vertigo/migraine which required an emergency room visit. The vertigo continued for several months. When I stopped the spray, it slowly dissipated. When I started up the spray, the vertigo returned.
Veramyst (fluticasone) for Rhinitis: I have been using this product twice a day for several weeks. Other than a small amount of blood in nasal secretions, there have been no noticeable side effects. I have experienced decreased nasal congestion and improved breathing.
Flonase (fluticasone) for Hay Fever: This is the best medicine for me. I've used every pill on the market. When my allergies get severe I use Flonase. Works every time. No side effects that I've noticed. Highly recommend.
Flonase (fluticasone) for Rhinitis: Flonase is the best! I suffered from horrible night-time congestion. This medicine is a miracle. No more waking up all night unable to breathe with a horrible headache and feeling like a zombie for half the day! No side effects at all for me. Only downside is the expense without insurance. Wish they had a cheap generic version.
Flonase (fluticasone) for Hay Fever: Works wonderfully. Takes a few days to kick in and leaves an unpleasant feeling in the throat though. The latter can easily be dealt with by using it just before eating.
Surprised to see this is a prescription medicine though. It's over the counter in my home country and in other countries I've visited. Same goes for many similar nasal sprays.
fluticasone for Rhinitis: In the past three months, I have been suffering from some major congestion during the nighttime, so much that I couldn't sleep well and had started snoring. Doctor prescribed the generic fluticasone and Allegra-D. I've had extremely good results from this, allowing me to breathe fully during the night. I've been taking the medications for about 3.5 weeks. However, I started to have some minor nosebleeds in the last week, and today have had four nosebleeds. I'm planning on stopping the fluticanase.
Flonase (fluticasone) for Hay Fever: Flonase has greatly improved my life! My nasal allergies were terrible, even with taking an Allegra every day. I had to carry Kleenex with me everywhere. Mornings were the worst - I would sit with my coffee in one hand and a tissue in the other. It was miserable. After becoming tired of feeling awful every day, I paid a visit to the allergist, who prescribed Flonase. Within a week I was feeling 100% better. No more itchy, runny nose. No more post nasal drip. I used to get a constant tickle in my throat, which I never believed was caused by post nasal drip, but evidently it was, because that is also gone! I love this.
fluticasone for Hay Fever: I used to suffer from hay fever and allergies for years, especially bad in spring and fall. I used many different pills and nose sprays and none worked well. Doctor prescribed Flonase several years ago. It has worked wonderfully well for me with no side effects that I am aware of. When I tried to stop I notice nasal congestion returning gradually. For me, this has been a life-enhancing medicine and have recommended many friends who have similar problems to try.
Flonase (fluticasone) for Rhinitis: Had hoped it would help with a constant nightly congestion, but it didn't. Actually seemed a tiny bit worse. Doctor hasn't found any allergies in what has been tested. Though I have found anti-histamines to help in the past and I'm going to try those now to see if that helps.
Veramyst (fluticasone) for Rhinitis: Relieved some nasal pressure and drainage. After a month of continuous use, developed insomnia and muscle spasms around ear and eyelid areas. Discontinued use and after 2 weeks, these symptoms disappeared.
Flonase (fluticasone) for Rhinitis: Well great with the bad. Been using this medicine for two months now. This product worked great. It cleared my sinuses and got rid of the allergies, and it opened up the tubes from my eardrum to my throat where they could drain. But after two months I started getting joint pains, shoulder pains, bad and neck and other joints. It got so bad last week I went to the Doctor and had X-rays done, just some mild wear and tear about it. Then I got to looking up reviews and there it was a lot of joints pains and some mild aggression, moody. Well that summed it up never before had this trouble before Flonase.
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Veramyst (fluticasone) for Hay Fever: After seeing a allergy specialist for a grass/tree pollen allergy, I switched from over the counter drugs [Claritin, Allegra] to Veramyst. It works great, and I do not experience negative side effects, such as nose bleed.
If my eyes are itchy, I use Pataday eye drops.
Veramyst (fluticasone) for Nasal Polyps: I have extensive sinus disease and so many polyps that a CT could not pick up if part of my sinuses even existed anymore. I've also had 2 surgeries with no relief. My quality of life has been VERY poor. My ENT just put me on Veramyst and after 2 days I noticed a big relief. I don't feel like a colony of giant polyps are invading every orafice in my head. I haven't had a migraine, earache or retro-orbital headache in over a week. I haven't regained my sense of smell, however, I'm still discovering the pro's and con's of Veramyst. My neck, back and other body pain is worse but I don't know if that's because the focus has been taken off my face and head. Right now I'm just thankful for some relief and delaying frontal sinus obliteration.
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Veramyst (fluticasone) for Hay Fever: The product works great but the past 2 times I have bought it the click spray button only works when it want's to. Sometimes I can't get it to spray at all, like it's stuck.
Flonase (fluticasone): Have been using Flonase for about 1 month. Dosage 1 spray per nostril twice daily. The only side effect noted has been a tiny amount of blood present when I blow my nose, but this is infrequent and is always a very small "spot". I have responded amazingly well to this medication and my ongoing problem with congestion is greatly improved. The only reason I didn't rate Flonase as a 10 was that nothing is perfect and I allowed for the development of something that possibly, though unlikely, would perform better.
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