I have lost all sense of taste and smell after using the generic version of Flonase, is there anything I can do to get it back?
Are you still using this product? Perhaps you will regain your sense of smell and taste once you finish using it.
You didn't hear it from me, but your best hope is to get a prescription for Theophylline. It is indicated as a long term cure for asthma, but one doctor in the DC area has been having tremendous success curing patients with a loss of smell/taste, especially if they lost it during their life from an accident or situation like yours, rather than being born with it (like I myself am, that is, congenital anosmia--I can taste just fine). So, if you have a primary physician who's willing to give you a prescription for this now rarely used, but also pretty harmless drug, it is probably your best hope.
I used Flonase only one time on 4-14-2015 and noticed 2 days later that my sense of smell was almost totally gone. I could not even smell natural gas. After reading other comments on the internet, including yours, I was very distraught, and was 99% sure it would never come back. I has come back as of today, 5 days later. I'm grateful beyond belief.
I used OTC Flonase for about 3 or 4 days just once a day and my sense of smell is completely gone too. There has got to be something we can do about this...
I am seeking an answer to this very question. I have lost my sense of taste and smell for a long time after taking the generic form of Flonase, and right now I am having greater issues and my doctor still proscribed it. Funny thing this is not one of the side effect the company posted.
Has your senses recovered?
After about 6 months, I slowly started getting my sense of smell back
After only 2 doses of prescription Flonase, I totally lost taste and smell for 2 months. Gradually, I regained some, but it's been 2 years now and I only got back about 75%. I would warn others against using this product, as I never knew this was a possible side effect.
I wish I read this before I used Flonase Sensimist. I used it for 3 days and stopped when I realized that, previously, no matter how badly my sinuses were clogged that I could still smell and taste. It's been 4 days since I last used it and I still can't smell or taste anything. I've emailed my doctor and awaiting a reply. I can't even smell the sulfur from a burning match.
My sense of smell has not fully returned since a sinus infection 6 weeks ago. My doctor told me to double the dosage (to twice a day) of my generic Flonase during the infection. After some trial and error I realized that Flonase was making the anosmia worse. The "glimpses" of smell that I had would disappear again after using the spray and I discontinued use approx 3 weeks ago. I have been panicked at the thought that 2 of my 5 senses might be permanently damaged.
I fully admit this might be a complete coincidence but two days ago I took a 500mg tumeric supplement that I occasionally use when my joints ache. The following morning I noticed a huge improvement in my sniffer. I even caught a whiff of my baby's freshly washed hair! That is a BIG deal for me. I took it again last night and this morning I could smell the coffee brewing. Again, I can't definitively prove that the turmeric is responsible but it's worth a try.
I also found a quercetin/bromelain complex useful for helping my sinus congestion after I discontinued the spray. I couldn't take Sudafed every day because my heart rate was going nuts. Best of luck to all of you! Don't give up hope.
I am in the same boat with loss of taste and smell if there's anything I can do to help with suing or if anyone finds out how to fix this please let me know I am going on three days and hoping to have my smell and taste restored.
I have been using Flonase for 3 months and I have lost taste and smell. Called the customer service number to report it. They said no one has ever had this side effects before?
My husband has used Flonase for 5 years, he's developed constant pressure and ringing in his ears and has recently lost his sense of taste. As of three days ago he stopped using it and we're hoping that we'll see a difference in his sense of taste.
Does anyone know the name of the Doctor in DC ?
I tried the Generic Flonase. After 7 uses I lost my sense of smell and taste. I started because I had a sinus congestion. I stoped because it gave me a headache. My ENT prescribed it. He did not put 2 and 2 together. Until I stumbled upon this blog. In the meantime before I read this blog I have had a CT and went to an Allergist. She prescribed another nasal spray that in the list of side effects it says bitter taste and could cause loss of taste and smell. That’s what made me look up Flonase. I’ve stopped three weeks ago the Generic Flonase and I am starting to slowly get my taste back. My sense of smell is hardly present. I’m using Turmeric and it seems to help
and started Saline Soution for my congestion.
- Flonase Information for Consumers
- Flonase Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Flonase (detailed)
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