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I stopped the NasacortAQ, and now have been irrigating 3x a day. As soon as I stopped the NasacortAQ my allergies started bothering me a little, and greeen stuff has been coming down my nose, and I am quite congested. I know that I have still been inflamed all this time so I do realize this is just the infection coming down. I think the NsascortAQ may have been holding it up in there, as gross as that sounds! Anyhow, I'm still dizzy, but I'm going to keep irrigating/taking my Zyrtec/and my allergy shots and hopefully this will get rid of this crap once and for all.

Halls
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I stopped the NasacortAQ, and now have been irrigating 3x a day. As soon as I stopped the NasacortAQ my allergies started bothering me a little, and greeen stuff has been coming down my nose, and I am quite congested.


Allergy meds like NasacortAQ were a huge breakthrough and discovery for relief of sinus misery. If it was working well for you, why did you stop?

[QUOTE]I think the NsascortAQ may have been holding it up in there, as gross as that sounds!

Meds like NasacortAQ are great at reducing sinus swelling. When you stop taking it, the swelling within the sinuses can return. Perhaps what you feel within your sinuses is not only gross mucus and garbage, but polyps or swollen turbinates, which were being held back or reduced by the Nasacort?

Did your ENT tell you to stop the Nasacort?
No, he didn't but i had told him that the NasacortAQ was making me more dizzy and he told me if i wanted to stop it I could. My choice. It really hasn't seemed like it has helped me one way or the other.

I just want this dizziness to go away, and I try different things to see if it will subside. Chances are I will end up back on the NasacortAQ here in a couple of days. I really think what i need to do is get on some long term antibiotics to wipe this chronic infection out. I plan to talk to my doc about it next week. I keep putting it off thinking it will get better, and it doesn't.

Halls
My issue with Nasacort, is that it is a steroid, and it can facillitate fungal infections of the sinuses. I received very little benefit from it, or any of the other sprays.

I use Chlor-Tremiton or Allegra as an anti-allergy (work a lot better than Zyrtec), Sinus Buster, Sinofresh, and sometimes Sudafed before bedtime.

Halls, if you are seeing green, do what I do. Add 3ml of hydrogen peroxide to your irrigation for 3 days. I can almost guarantee it will go back to clear within 24 hours or less.

The other thing I would do, is go back to the ENT and have him run a culture of the gunk in your sinuses. This can be done through an endoscopy. If there is fungus in there, it should be treated using an anti-fungal medication. Antibiotics won't do a thing.

But I'm willing to bet you can beat this thing through irrigation. It took me a while, but I kept up with it, and one BAM! My sinuses just cleared.
My nose has always had some green junk coming out of it since my sinus surgery and before. I have constant inflammation in my sinus passages, and my ENT was hoping it would clear up w/allergy shots. Well, it is not as of date. I will try the 3ml of hydrogen peroxide and see if this helps. I'd give anything for this inflammation and dizziness to go away! Maybe this is my answer. Oh, and after a couple days of being off the NasacortAQ I am back on it. It has made me worse w/out taking it. GGGRRRR!!!
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No, he didn't but i had told him that the NasacortAQ was making me more dizzy and he told me if i wanted to stop it I could. My choice. It really hasn't seemed like it has helped me one way or the other.


I'm confused. Your earlier post said that your symptoms got worse after you stopped the Nasacort.

[QUOTE]I just want this dizziness to go away, and I try different things to see if it will subside.

Dizziness and "mental fog" are common symptoms of allergy. I fought them for years. I get the symptoms when I react to a food allergy, or when I go out on a high pollen day, and sometimes in the morning if I don't have breakfast.

[QUOTE]Chances are I will end up back on the NasacortAQ here in a couple of days.

Preventing a sinus attack is much easier than getting rid of one. Once sinus congestion misery sets in, it is much harder, to get rid of it, than if you avoided the sinus congestion to begin with. Meds like Nasacort are great at preventing sinus congestion, when taken regularly. Even while on the Nasacort, multiple allergens can overpower it's ability to prevent sinus swelling.

The number one CURE for allergies is avoidance. Allergy shots, acupuncture, avoidance and Nasacort can be a successful combo against sinus misery.

Regards, and best of luck to you in getting rid of your sinus misery!
Quote from Halls:
I just want this dizziness to go away, and I try different things to see if it will subside.


An afterthought.

One of the major side effects of Nasacort is headache. To me, headache and dizziness are very similar.

There is another nasal spray on the market, which is not a synthetic steriod, called Nasalcrom. It is very safe with almost no side effects. You might want to give it a try to see if it can help you, without making you dizzy.
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My issue with Nasacort, is that it is a steroid, and it can facillitate fungal infections of the sinuses. I received very little benefit from it, or any of the other sprays.


I am not an expert, but I believe that about 3 our of 100, who use synthetic steriods, get fungal infections. I've been lucky. I've used them for about 10 years, and have never had a fungal infection. I take it both for my sinuses and my asthma.

There are millions of people who take these synthetic steriods. For those that can take it, and for which it helps, it has been a wonderful drug discovery. My asthma was under control on Intal (cromolyn sodium) until a new highway went in. Until my doctor switched me to a synthetic steriod, I woke up every morning with asthma.

[QUOTE]I use Chlor-Tremiton or Allegra as an anti-allergy (work a lot better than Zyrtec), Sinus Buster, Sinofresh, and sometimes Sudafed before bedtime.

It's great that you are pro-active, and find out what is best for you. Everyone with a health problem should do that.