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Posted by JaneE on November 26, 1999 at 03:05:31:

In Reply to: Afrin Nasal Spray posted by Mike on November 24, 1999 at 01:33:04:

: I have been using afrin for about 8 years. If i dont use afrin my nose will stuff up so i cant even breathe from it. Ive tried to stop but a night when i cant even breathe through my nose at all i feel like im having anxiety or something, and can not even get to sleep, its very hard to breathe out of your mouth all night. Can anybody help... Thanks

Mike-I used to have horrible allergies when I lived near the ocean. I took allergy shots each mth.
At one time in Jan. of 88(?) I got bronchitis, and began using Afrin. Well, to make a long story
short, I was STILL using Afrin by July and couldn't stop w/out being unable to breath thru my
nose. I finally went to my allergist, who said get SALINE spray (just pure water!) & use that
to open the membranes. It finally worked but was easier than just cold turkey. My advice is
if you ever need nasal spray, do what my friend told me (she's 80, and learned from her mom).
put salt in your hand, then dip in water, and "snort" this! It really clears your head & is much
more effective for longer than any nasal spray I ever used! try it & let me know. I'm new here &
already posted. JaneE Good luck

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