I'm so frustrated doctors don't seem to help?I've been suffering from a severe case of a stuffy more like closed nose. I have been to allergist and ENT doctors and was told to take Flonaise (sorry if misspelled) , use a nettie pot and use Ocean. Nothing seems to give me relief so I can sleep but Afrin. my ENT wants me off of it. I try to not use it more than 3 days in a row to give me relief to sleep. I am afraid I am going to have side effects. I have been using it the last month. I need help and don't know what to do. My life has been so effected by this.
Afrin CAUSES rebound congestion-bad closed off totally blocked congestion. You have to go off this stuff for a month or more to totally get past the rebound stuffiness although you should start to begin to clear within a few days of quitting. the daily use of flonase should help you quit. The way I find best is to use it in one nostril only for a few days, by then the nostril I am not using it in will be clearing so I can breath then I give up the Afrin in the one nostril I was using it in. I find this is the most painless way to stop, good luck!
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