Right on, Thanks for the advice, Seems like you really know from having the same thing happen to you.
Yesterday I did get the sinusbuster However it only seems to agitate my sinus and causes my nose to become more stuffy. It could very possibly be from the rebound effect of afrin.
Remember I started using afrin after surfing, Getting my face pounded with salt water. So perhaps the sinus buster would have worked for that and I could avoid afrin alltogether. But as for getting off afrin, In my case the sinus buster will not be the answer.
Last night I found a LOT of other forums With hundreds of people who have the same problem with afrin. Many had only used it ONE time and becmae addicted while others had used it ONE time and completely lost there sinse of smell. I also became aweare of a 2006 class action suite against the makers of the active ingredient that is found in afrin. Every Nasial spray company is involved and they settled with over 300 people paying over 12million.
They expressed that the payoff was not an admission to guilt but blah blah blah. I believe I know why they settled.. My girlfriend can not smell a damn thing right now and I am reading about countless others having the same exact problem. In spite of my calling Afrin and having them tell me that Afrin has NO side effects.
So in further research I found another lawsuite that is taking place right now. So for anybody who has lost smell or had a problem with Nasial Spray containing Oxymetazoline should research and get them selfs in contact with the ferm that is handling this situation.
The manufacturers are now knowingly selling this product. Knowing it hurts people, Knowing it causes people to buy 52 bottles a year. And if we simply complain online and do not really do something about it this will continue.
My thoughts on this matter is this. What motave do they have to fix the product? Well if they fix the problem than the customers will not be paying for 52 bottles a year but business will cut down to one or 2 bottles a year. This is very important because this is the reason they settle and not really do something about the problem..
The reason I know this is because I had a very good friend who started a business from 98% water. Now this business is world wide and makes about 5 million each year. If someone came to him with a problem and said hey, People are having to buy 52 bottles a year but they are complaining,, what do we do..
The answer would be "Anything to keep them buying 52 bottles a year" Of course that is the answer you would hear from a business ethics teacher.
Why would any business pay lab techs to fix a product that would for sure cause "LOSS of sales"?? Why?
In the same question I am basicly asking "Why would they fix Nasial Spray?" If they fix the problem than I along with thousands I have read about will go from buying 52 bottles a year to one or none.
When you realize that we mean little or nothing to a business, Other than how can we get this person to buy more.. That is the key to great business is to find a way to drive the consumer BACK to our product..
Are we really going to believe that the makers honistly do not think this has side effects?
With all that being said is there anybody else out there as mad as I am about being used? Taken advantage of? Is there anybody out there who wants to do something about it?
Well My advice is RESEARCH and locate the ferm that is handling the situation and join all the rest of the people who feel the same way.. And get use to breathing through your mouth for a while..
Because there is NO way to simply kick Afrin.. You will have no choice but to be completely stuffed up for about 2 or 3 days.
The people who say to plan staying home from work are right on the ball.. Because your going to sound plugged up, A little to much so to do business with anyone..
I did read many people who had gotten off afrin by using it in one side. I heard others say that was bogus and does not work because if you put it under your tungue itl clear your nose..
But I will add that I read a LOT of people who had used the one side theory and seems to work in some cases.
I am trying this and I think you have to be careful how much you shoot in that one side. You have to be sure it is not enough to clear both sides. IE Most people want afrin to work right now.. Well give it 5 minutes even if you did not notice the smell or taste when you shot it in..
I think a lot has to do with people unknowingly using to much.. So here is where I am at.. Yesterday I used one shot of afrin in my left side, My left side is normally more clear than my right anyway. Well my right side was completely plugged all day and all night long..
Now as I wake up the next day, I put one more squirt in my left side. Now my right side I can breathe through just a little but.. It could be because I put to much in my left and it cleard me all the way But then yesterday that did not happen, remember My right side was 100% blocked. So perhaps it is working like the people said.
What I had read was if you do it in one side.. Just enough to get you by and no more.. In a couple days the rebound effect on the other side will start to go away. Once you are clear on that other side you can quit using afrin and then the other side may rebound but you will have one side that is over the rebound. So you will at least be able to breath through that other side..
I will let you know how this goes.. But the most funny post I read was from a young boy who had to quit because his mom quit buying afrin. He said he got so bad he was cutting old bottles open to snort the rest out.. After that was gone he had to go cold turky.. Well his advice was "Get use to breathing through your mouth" Which I find Funny but true.. In the end Ill bet that becomes the ONLY advice that does the trick!!
Anyway I am glad I am not the only one as stated by the AFRIN company when I called them..