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Old 06-16-2019, 01:27 PM
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Default Any sinus medication that works as well as pseudoephedrine?

looking for something equally as effective that is not a stimulant at all. In other words wonít keep you awake whatsoever, but still knocks out sinus congestion. About twice a month my wife gets horrible sinus headaches, and so far the only thing that works is pseudoephedrine. Issue being they always occur late in the day, then she canít sleep. Which turns into her getting no sleep and being a complete witch the next day.
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:43 PM
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Give NeilMed Sinus Rinse a try.
That's the little packets you put into 8 ounces of distilled water, and wash out your sinuses.

Absolutely drug free and feels great to breathe freely.
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:55 PM
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I used to have a lot of sinus problems and started using Walgreens saline nose spray 5 to maybe 8 times a day. I think itís basically salt water and keeping the area clean has stoped my problems. Itís like washing your sinus so it does not get infected. This may help to clear it up but I think it is more of a preventive measure.
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Neti pot might help.

but there is nothing as effective as pseudoephedrine
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She wonít try any sprays at all. Also not opposed to a prescription if one exists.

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Benadryl, Diphenhydramine.
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Pseudophedrine? The translation of that leads me to believe you have options.
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Pseudophedrine? The translation of that leads me to believe you have options.
meth?
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Tried saline spray? Inhale deeply as you squeeze a good squirt in there...yeah makes you cough and spit up a phlegm..but can alleviate issues.
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Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
Tried saline spray? Inhale deeply as you squeeze a good squirt in there...yeah makes you cough and spit up a phlegm..but can alleviate issues.
sprays are off the table. She refuses to consider. Has to be a pill.
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Old 06-16-2019, 05:38 PM
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I have sinus trouble sometimes and like alka seltzer plus in orange zest.

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Had sinus issues for years níyears but no more as of about 4 years ago. It was simply hydration. If on a rare occasion I begin getting stuffed up, I simply drink extra water and use a spray sparingly tillí it clears up. It generally takes about 1-3 days to resolve. I think thatís why direct air from fans can cause stuffiness.
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second for Benadryl. it will make her sleep if it doesn't fix her sinuses
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I take 12 hour zyrtec d in the morning and benadryl at night. Stick to the d in the am.
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Sprays are what help in that situation the best? Claritin works but isn't fast at all, so not really a fix there, The Benadryl might work for both, but it knocks me way out. I have constant issues, so I'm on Claritin, singular, flonase, and ocasionally add in Coricedient since I get tachycardia at times and can't take PE.
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Had sinus issues for years níyears but no more as of about 4 years ago. It was simply hydration. If on a rare occasion I begin getting stuffed up, I simply drink extra water and use a spray sparingly tillí it clears up. It generally takes about 1-3 days to resolve. I think thatís why direct air from fans can cause stuffiness.
thatís likely the root of her issues. Unfortunately excess hydration is also off the table. She literally (as in documented volume by a urologist) has a bladder capacity of 6-7oz.
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Old 06-16-2019, 07:46 PM
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Try arm and hammer saline spray , go to the Dr and have them check to see if she has allergies.

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So no sprays?

Well I've been trying Flonase (Fluticasone propionate) for a few months now with decent results. It takes a week or so to get into your system so you take two doses that first week. Then it's a single spray per nostril per day after that. I been buying the generic store brand with much savings. It seems to be helping me a good bit. But... it is a spray. A once daily spray. Worth considering and worth trying.
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So no sprays?

Well I've been trying Flonase (Fluticasone propionate) for a few months now with decent results. It takes a week or so to get into your system so you take two doses that first week. Then it's a single spray per nostril per day after that. I been buying the generic store brand with much savings. It seems to be helping me a good bit. But... it is a spray. A once daily spray. Worth considering and worth trying.

this! I am a candidate for sinus surgery but use this daily instead and it has reduced my sinus infections greatly. I buy a 6 or 8 pack at sams for less than $30
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:10 PM
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Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant and a good one. I donít think there is a better one out there RX or not. That being said, itís kindof fixing the problem, not treating the cause. If you find an allergy med or nasal rinse or spray that works to keep from getting congested would be my recommendation. Good luck!
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