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Old 10-25-2004, 09:16 AM   #1
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How long do I need to wait...

for Flonase to start working???? I started last Friday, so that is 3 days, but I don't see good results yet. Is the medicine no working for me? or I have to wait more?

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Old 10-25-2004, 09:59 AM   #2
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Re: How long do I need to wait...

A inhaled steroid of that sort can take up to a year to fully take effect.
Flonase isn't a quick fix- it takes a good few weeks for it to start to get the inflammation down.
Combination therapy I find works best when treating a flare up- for example, Sudafed, Clarinex & Flonase work great together. Medications can be added on also to really jump start things such as Astelin, Nasalcrom, Benadryl at nite & Prednisone for serious flare ups.
People here on the boards highly recommend irrigating before using a nasal spray- may help, I haven't tried it personally though i'm scared hehe.

good luck

 
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Old 10-25-2004, 11:25 AM   #3
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Re: How long do I need to wait...

It might take 2 or 3 weeks to have the full effect I guess. 3 days is too short to tell whether the medication is working for you, so you have to wait for a while... Good luck!

 
Old 10-25-2004, 11:37 AM   #4
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Re: How long do I need to wait...

Thank you guys!!!
I guess I'll keep you post it about my progress... I want to breath soon!

 
Old 10-25-2004, 01:52 PM   #5
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Re: How long do I need to wait...

For me any Steriod nose spray takes up to a week before it really starts working, so give it more time. It all depends on the med and you, so could be a couple of weeks before you see a big notice.

 
Old 10-25-2004, 03:31 PM   #6
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Re: How long do I need to wait...

Steroid nasal sprays did nothing for me. Maybe I didn't take them long enough.

All of them increase the risk of a fungal infection of the sinuses, which can be very serious, and always requires emergency surgery.

No thanks. Not worth the risk.

 
Old 10-26-2004, 05:44 AM   #7
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Re: How long do I need to wait...

[QUOTE=chiggins1066]All of them increase the risk of a fungal infection of the sinuses, which can be very serious, and always requires emergency surgery.
QUOTE]


They do???? My doctor did not tell me anything about this
I hope I don't get a fungal infection

 
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