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Old 09-13-2017, 03:06 PM
 
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I take a Benedryl* tablet every night to keep my sinuses clear. Otherwise, I sometimes wake up gasping for air.

*actually, the store brand version, even cheaper. I don't recall the price, maybe $5 for 100? that's cheaper than $2 a night.
that sounds harmful i hope the breathe right strips aren't. i don't think the strips actually put anything into your body. i actually have no idea how they work - perhaps i should look into that lol
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:14 PM
 
Location: State of Denial
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I tried the breathe right strips but no matter what I did, I couldn't get them to stay on my nose. Every night like clockwork.....SPANG! there went one. It's a wonder I didn't get an eye put out - LOL.


What I did and still do have good luck with is the ones that fit inside the nostrils and push the side of the nose out. It took a few nights to get used to, but OMG I can breathe at night again!
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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I take a Benedryl* tablet every night to keep my sinuses clear. Otherwise, I sometimes wake up gasping for air.

*actually, the store brand version, even cheaper. I don't recall the price, maybe $5 for 100? that's cheaper than $2 a night.


I also take a Benedryl every night. It helps me breath and sleep. I asked my doctor if it was ok to do every night and he said yes of course everyone should get their own opinion.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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I also take a Benedryl every night. It helps me breath and sleep. I asked my doctor if it was ok to do every night and he said yes of course everyone should get their own opinion.
Show this to your doctor.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/...k-201501287667

Often patients NEED to enlighten the doctors.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:33 PM
 
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Use 'em! That's why they're there!
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:21 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Show this to your doctor.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/...k-201501287667

Often patients NEED to enlighten the doctors.
This is why I stopped taking Benadryl and switched to medical marijuana. It's safer! Some studies have shown that cannabis has neuroprotective qualities, too, which is another bonus. I'm 68, and I don't want to take any chances with dementia. I'd rather be a pothead!
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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This is why I stopped taking Benadryl and switched to medical marijuana. It's safer! Some studies have shown that cannabis has neuroprotective qualities, too, which is another bonus. I'm 68, and I don't want to take any chances with dementia. I'd rather be a pothead!
I hear you, I've never taken Benadryl, and I'd rather be a grapeseed extract head. I have nothing against cannabis but what I mentioned works so great for me.
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Somwhere
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jeeze, I already gave up--for various health reasons-- lunch meat, red meat, carbs, mushrooms, butter, coconut milk, antiperspirants, flagyl, various other medications, and driving too fast without a seatbelt. How much more can I give up?!?!?!?!?!
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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jeeze, I already gave up--for various health reasons-- lunch meat, red meat, carbs, mushrooms, butter, coconut milk, antiperspirants, flagyl, various other medications, and driving too fast without a seatbelt. How much more can I give up?!?!?!?!?!
Geez, in my mind you gave up a lot of good foods.. driving without a seat belt is asking for more trouble...but you probably didn't get on grape seed ex. The grape is a powerhouse of antioxidants. I know if I hear of a med with a link to alz I'd be off it pronto. I took 1/2mg lorazepam for some time yrs back and then a friend with CFS also was taking some for sleep, well she told me about the benzo alz connection. She's off them too. Working with other things vs the meds.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:29 PM
 
Location: WA
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Been using breathe right strips almost daily for 5 years. They have improved my sleep quality and quantity by a lot, and I almost cannot sleep without them.

Breathe Right works, but not for severe congestion. They don't do much when your nose is blocked off from hay fever, a cold or sinus infection. If you simply cannot breathe through your nose you might want to get checked for things that you are allergic/sensitive to.

The best thing I did for my allergies was move to move to the west coast. No where near as much pollen blowing around especially ragweed, which is my Krpytonite.

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