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Nasal Spray Addiction

My name is Rich:

I am a 62 yr old male. I have been on 4-Way Nasal Spray for over 35 yrs. My condition has worsened over the past 5 yrs that I only sleep 1 hour at a time. This addiction interferes with every aspect of your everyday life. In the past few years I've tried Astelin, Nasarel, Folonase, several over the counter Saline sprays taken Sudafed, SinuTabs and nothing works. I am at the end of the road so I am now trying to dilute my 4-Way nasal spray with salt water and reucing the nasal spray by 10 percent each week.....this is my newest remidy. Going cold turkey is about the most agonizing thing a person can endure. Like i said earlier i have been on this stuff for over 27 yrs and i can't expect to get off it over night. If anyone in my position has any good input on this matter please email me with your input and leave me your email address. You can leave a reply to this posting. Please only serious replys.
  RJFGOTCHI on 2006-12-20
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Rich, do a search on nasal spray. Your situation has certainly been discussed here before. I wasn't addicted nearly as long as you were and withdrawal was indeed very unpleasant. Good luck!
Daisy43 last decade

I have been addicted to Afrin for over 15 years (bad I know). I have recently begun studying about natural health and I want to get off of it naturally. The problem is that my insurance ran out and I use to get Flonase, which helped drastically and I only had to use the Afrin maybe once or twice a day. Well, now I have to use it more than 20 times a day and I want to jump off a cliff, PLUS I take Claritin and an oral Nasal Decongestant twice per day and a Benadryl at night or you can forget me even functioning at all.

I am absolutely miserable and at the end of my rope. Also, I take Oregano Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar with a tad of raw honey (because of my throat), saline nasal spray (seems to make it worse actually), etc.

NOTHING works except the Flonase, which I can't even afford.

PLEASE HELP ME!! Thank you!
jcampbell007 last decade

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