(05-09-2012, 09:09 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: You mean the steroid sprays? Yes, they are "addictive" in that your nose gets so used to them, it can't function without it.
I think he's referring to the decongestant nasal sprays, like Afrin, that are available over the counter. They are highly addictive and there's even a label warning telling you to not use for extended periods of time. If you have sinus problems, avoid these like the plague. They are way too addicting.
Steroid sprays, like Nasonex, will make me hyper and interfere with my sleep. I didn't know they were addicting. Is Nasonex available over the counter now, or do you still need a prescription?
I use Astelin, an antihistamine nasal spray.
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