Originally Posted by morgansmama
I am SO embarrassed to talk to my ENT about this. I'm really nervous to go to the appt and I am going to hate admitting that I've allowed myself to get dependent on this stuff. But I felt he would be more knowledgeable than my family dr.
Please do not be embarrassed......This happens to many, many people. You became dependent upon it because it worked. And unless someone explicitly warns you upfront, how are you to know? Why is it even sold OTC?
I would go to the ENT, because as you say, he is more knowledgeable about this kind of thing. Plus, I'm not sure I'd want my GP to know....Just in case you need pain meds or something in the future....You don't want him to think you have a dependency issue (overall). Just a thought, or "thinking out loud" as they say. But, if you feel more comfortable with the GP, then use him by all means. But, don't feel embarrassed, regardless of who you see. This stuff shouldn't be OTC....No product should be if it becomes that big of an issue. Just my .02.
Take care, and good luck. It sounds as if Lanispony has some good advice.