that would be really good if you could help me, cause like i said i know that the stuffs bad for me. iv been using it too long and life would be so much simpler if i didnt have to use it.
The process is pretty simple, but it will take some time and you may be a little more congested as you go through it. There are five things you'll need to go through the process:
1. The steroid-based nasal spray your doctor prescribed
2. 12-hour Sudafed (psuedoephedrine)
3. An unopened bottle of oxymetazoline spray (that is not the pump type of spray).
4. An unopened bottle of nasal saline spray (Ayr is the brand we have here in the states)
5. NeilMed SinusRinse kit (saline irrigation bottle with salt packets).
Pick a day to start and, on that day you want to start using the steroid-based spray your doctor prescribed exactly as it was prescribed, and start taking the Sudafed every 12-hour (just as it is prescribed).
Open both the oxymetazoline and the nasal saline spray, wash your hands thoroughly and use a tissue or paper towel to remove the spray top from each (place the tops on a clean paper towel).
Pour out about 1/4 of the oxymetazoline and replace it with a similar amount of the saline spray (so now you've got an oxymetazoline spray that is diluted). Use this spray as you've been using the full strength spray for 2-3 days then follow the same procedure again, diluting the same bottle of oxymetazoline further with the saline. Repeat this process 4-5 times over a 10-15 day period, using each dilution for 2-3 days.
After about 2 weeks you will have diluted the oxmetazoline to about 15% of its normal strength and you should be able to quit using it completely.
Continue using the 12-hour Sudafed as needed (it doesn't have the same rebound congestion issues) and use the steroid spray every day as prescribed.
Throughout this process you should also use the NeilMed sinus rinse twice daily to help soothe your irritated sinus tissues.
The process is really just a way to wean yourself off the oxymetazoline slowly and allow your sinus tissues to return to normal and give the steroid spray a chance to work.