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Old 02-04-2004, 09:50 AM   #1
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Decongestant that won't make me shaky and nervous?? Does it exist??

I'm in search of a decongestant/allergy med that doesn't make me climb the walls. I'm taking zyrtec for allergies, works well, but doesn't do much for PND, so, my allergist switched me to Allegra-D, it does stop the PND, but makes me shaky, and does nothing for allergic reactions. Any recommendations?? Anyone taking a single med that relieves both PND and allergy symptoms and doesn't make you jittery???

 
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Re: Decongestant that won't make me shaky and nervous?? Does it exist??

I use Nasonex, which works for my congestion but not my itchy eyes. I'm using Nasonex and Zyrtec both right now.

 
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Old 02-04-2004, 10:20 AM   #3
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Re: Decongestant that won't make me shaky and nervous?? Does it exist??

Cross,

Hi, I also have nasonex and some other samples the Allergist gave me, how often and how much do you use to relieve PND?

 
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Re: Decongestant that won't make me shaky and nervous?? Does it exist??

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Hi, I also have nasonex and some other samples the Allergist gave me, how often and how much do you use to relieve PND?
I was using 2 doses (2 squirts in each nostril) of Nasonex in the morning, but my allergist just told me to use one does in the morning and one in the evening instead. He also told e you have to wait 20 minutes after taking it before blowing your nose, whichis not in the directions. Today was the first day I did that, and my congesiton seems gone today.

 
Old 02-04-2004, 03:33 PM   #5
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Re: Decongestant that won't make me shaky and nervous?? Does it exist??

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I'm in search of a decongestant/allergy med that doesn't make me climb the walls. I'm taking zyrtec for allergies, works well, but doesn't do much for PND, so, my allergist switched me to Allegra-D, it does stop the PND, but makes me shaky, and does nothing for allergic reactions. Any recommendations?? Anyone taking a single med that relieves both PND and allergy symptoms and doesn't make you jittery???

There was a great one...phenylpropolalamine (I think that's how you spell it), otherwise known as PPA. It was banned about two years ago. I used to be able to PREVENT bad allergic attacks from turning into sinus infections with it. My new ENT said that the study that was used to justify banning it was a bad study, and that the people doing the study would have gotten the same results if they'd used sudafed instead, and now a great medication is off the market and we all have to live with sudafed. Nasonex and its relatives can help with PND, but it depends on your situation. They are anti-inflammatories, not decongestents primarily, although they can help decongest one.

 
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