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Old 09-13-2017, 12:29 PM
 
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I had posted a few months ago about how i always feel tired yet all my lab results come back normal and whatnot. My first step to further investigate was to go to an endocrinologist and ask her to dig deeper at my thyroid. Everything checked out fine. So my next step was to investigate sleep apnea or a breathing issue while sleeping. Just for the hell of it i tried using one of those breathe right nose strips and i could tell the difference pretty much immediately when i put it on. Ive been using them for like 2 or 3 months at this point, i'm probably borderline addicted to them. But i'm just wondering what i should do next if the strips are helping - do i go to like an ear nose throat doctor or something to check out my nasal passages or my lunges or throat??

I just don't know what to investigate if i feel like the nose strips are helping me. And a pack of 30 is about $15 so i cannot continue buying these every month especially if there is a real medical solution.

thoughts?
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Herndon, VA
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Without knowing your financial situation, I would think $15 a month for a solution that helps you sleep would be a bargain. I know people that have gotten surgery to solve breathing problems and ended up in worse shape. To me, your solution is simple, and I'd stick with it if at all possible.
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Bloomington, IL
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Without knowing your financial situation, I would think $15 a month for a solution that helps you sleep would be a bargain. I know people that have gotten surgery to solve breathing problems and ended up in worse shape. To me, your solution is simple, and I'd stick with it if at all possible.
I agree.

Shop around online...I found that some varieties on Amazon were around $10 for a box of 30 but it depends on if you use the clear, sensitive, or extra strong versions.
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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Without knowing your financial situation, I would think $15 a month for a solution that helps you sleep would be a bargain. I know people that have gotten surgery to solve breathing problems and ended up in worse shape. To me, your solution is simple, and I'd stick with it if at all possible.
Boy I agree, I know nothing about those strips and addiction. But I know surgery and complications.

I breath very good and am 79 and know the antioxidant I take supports all circulation and breathing issues involved in our circulatory system.
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:26 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Without knowing your financial situation, I would think $15 a month for a solution that helps you sleep would be a bargain. I know people that have gotten surgery to solve breathing problems and ended up in worse shape. To me, your solution is simple, and I'd stick with it if at all possible.

another ditto from me.
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:15 PM
 
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ok maybe i'll just stick with that then. i can definitely afford it lol especially when you make the comparison to surgery or something.. i wasn't really thinking that way. i was thinking about how my gym membership is like $20/month, so it's almost like i have another gym membership, but that may be a silly way to think.

i just hope nothing is obstructing my passageway or that i'm ignoring something that's bad that i'm just masking with a nose strip?
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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ok maybe i'll just stick with that then. i can definitely afford it lol especially when you make the comparison to surgery or something.. i wasn't really thinking that way. i was thinking about how my gym membership is like $20/month, so it's almost like i have another gym membership, but that may be a silly way to think.

i just hope nothing is obstructing my passageway or that i'm ignoring something that's bad that i'm just masking with a nose strip?
Health and SLEEP is too important and the comparison you made -- oranges and applies.

Have you checked "side effects" of these strips, why not do that.
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Somewhere.
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ok maybe i'll just stick with that then. i can definitely afford it lol especially when you make the comparison to surgery or something.. i wasn't really thinking that way. i was thinking about how my gym membership is like $20/month, so it's almost like i have another gym membership, but that may be a silly way to think.

i just hope nothing is obstructing my passageway or that i'm ignoring something that's bad that i'm just masking with a nose strip?
Why not get a physical? They go over everything and you can voice your concerns and maybe they can figure it out. If not, you can always buy the store brand strips that will be cheaper and they are supposed to be the same as Breathe Right.
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:44 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.
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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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 know people don't like to hear this but:

Common Side Effects of Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) Drug Center - RxList

Also, there is info about alzheimer link and benadryl.
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