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Old 04-03-2014, 09:39 AM   #1
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Has anyone had good relief from the OTC version of nasacort?

Allergies are awful this year.
I cycle zyrtec, claratin and allegra (1 week of each, then start over)and that seems to work best, but not this spring.
I am hoping that adding the Nasacort to the routine will help.

Has anyone used it for more than a few weeks?
Any problems?
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:22 AM   #2
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I'm having a worse time with allergies this year than I've had for a long time. I'm just using CVS allergy meds and they're helping a lot.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:58 AM   #3
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I'm hoping adding the nasacort will really ramp up the anti-allergy whatevers
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:18 PM   #4
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Haven't tried the OTC, but the original gave me nosebleeds. And Flonase gave me constant headaches. But I am a sensitive snowflake.

This year I take half a Zyrtec at night and an Allegra in the morning. My doc and pharmacist are ok with this. Allegra is incredibly safe. In clinical trials they were giving up to 800 mg per day with no problems. Cycling hasn't shown any benefits for me, but stacking is working. I can't take more than half of a Zyrtec or any Claritin because I am one of the 5% who get Benadryl like side effects from them. Sometimes your body burns through more of the active ingredient than the safe "24 hour" single dose provides.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:49 AM   #5
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Well I guess the nasacort is a no-go for me. I used it one day, before bed, and woke up with the most excruciating migraine I've ever had as well as nausea.
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I was pretty surprised to see it go over the counter.
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The only medication that I've ever taken before and had a bad reaction to is codeine. Other than that, nothing. I was surprised at how "kill me now" bad I felt after using this.
Codeine gives me serious nausea and a weird "going to faint" feeling. This was really similar to that, except add in a malicious headache.
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But Dottie I thank you for posting this because I was wondering about the OTC Nasacort, too. I can't afford a day like you had...
And yes, allergies are crazy this year.
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I am sooo sorry to hear this Dottie. For those that want to try it, Dr Oz is "giving away" thousands on his website. That way you can try it without paying for it. It was on his show yesterday and the give away starts this afternoon. He was endorsing it, of course because they sponsor his show, but still........I am curious if it will help me. Gonna try for a free bottle and see if it really does.
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Go see your dr and ask for a prescription for zetonna. Best nasal spray out there in my opinion. I have terrible allergies and get shots and take daily med (prescription version of zyrtec called levocerterizine). I had an awful spring last year and started on the zetonna. Best stuff ever to unstuff you and keep you clear.
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Go see your dr and ask for a prescription for zetonna. Best nasal spray out there in my opinion. I have terrible allergies and get shots and take daily med (prescription version of zyrtec called levocerterizine). I had an awful spring last year and started on the zetonna. Best stuff ever to unstuff you and keep you clear.
My allergist this past week gave me a sample of the Zetonna to try! Along with a script for it if I liked it. And told me to start taking Zyrtec.

Oh, and by the time I logged on to Dr Oz, I was waaaay too late for the give away. It was only 3:10, but geesh
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