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well i have been using beconase for over 3 months...why are you supposed not to without consulting a gp

(9 Posts)
zippitippitoes Fri 11-Jul-08 10:32:58

....does it matter

foxinsocks Fri 11-Jul-08 10:35:41

dunno...I use it all the time and I don't have a daniella nose

zippitippitoes Fri 11-Jul-08 10:39:05

well i think i would benefit from using it all the time as i have year round allergic rhinitis

and i used to have a really bloody lumpy blocked nose before and i dont have all the blood and sores up inside any more

foxinsocks Fri 11-Jul-08 10:41:03

yes I get exactly that zippi

in fact, I forgot to use it over the last 2 weeks and have a horrid sinus headache today and a bloody nose

years ago, I had it prescribed and used it for ages. ENT did say though that once the swelling had gone down in my nose (from the use of the steroid sprays) then a salt water spray can work just as well so I keep meaning to try that (but that was more to keep the constant infections at bay I think).

PestoMonster Fri 11-Jul-08 10:41:12

I think you're allowed to have it on repeat prescription Zippi, but you'd probably have to check with your doctor first. I did use to use it a lot (also have chronic rhinitis), but tbh it didn't do much for me. sad

zippitippitoes Fri 11-Jul-08 10:42:23

i just buy it its cheaper than a prescription

Swaliswan Fri 11-Jul-08 10:57:46

It's because the steroid can thin the lining of your nose and that can be problematic. It is possible to keep using it for longer (I have under GP's care) but you could get very prone to infection, nose bleeds and pain. It got to the point that my nose only had to be gently nudged and it would bleed but at least I could breathe.

zippitippitoes Fri 11-Jul-08 11:00:22

oh alarmed yuk

i didnt use anything for years and then when i gto appalling hayfever at eastyer i got this and was really pleased and thought i should have persevered with this many years ago

i get so fed up with permanently sniffing and being blocked up

my ears block up too

Seona1973 Fri 11-Jul-08 12:41:04

my ds has perennial rhinitis and takes loratidine tablets and uses nasacort nasal spray both of which are on prescription. He gets them monthly so we use one of those pre-payment certificates to make it a bit cheaper.

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