Pseudoephedrine

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Carpenterscrown
Pseudo-ephedrine and Asthma...
I am trying to find out if anyone else has had a similar experience with pseudofed and asthma...
When I was in the US Navy, I was given pseudofed to clear up congestion in my ears. But instead of clearing the congestion, it nearly killed me, causing my nasal passages and bronchial tubes to swell shut. I thought I was going to suffocate -- literally!!!

I later found out I had asthma. But I had never had asthma before being prescribed the Pseudofed... ever!!! And it has been getting progressively worse ever since...
Carpenterscrown
April 14, 2015
Furthermore, before the experience in the US Navy and being given Pseudofed, I was able to take other decongestants for congestion, due to colds or flu. But since then, they too cause allergic reactions: Some decongestants induce bronchial spasms while others cause my nasal passages to swell shut. Thankfully, I have a strong immune system. But if and when I do -- occasionally -- become congested, I now have to rely on my inhalers or go to the hospital for a nebulizer treatment.

Jerome Landi
tinnitus
My story is simple . I got tinnitus in my right year almost 19 years ago on July 4 1995. A pack of firecrakers was thrown close to my right ear and blew a whole in my eardrum. Initially it was painful loud and horrible. My ear was numb for months the doctor gave antibiotics and my eardrum healed my hearing loss was minimal in my right ear but my Tinnitus has been downright life destroying. Depression, anxiety, fatigue, irritability, irritable bowel you name it.
The only things that seem to alleviate it are diet and excersize . I am 57 now and exhausted, I would have ended it long ago but I have a wonderful 8 year old daughter. I have a decent job but struggle daily to get through it . Has anyone tried THETINNITUS MIRACLE BY THOMAS COLEMAN. Is this another scam? Any one wish to comment.

www.etiquettehell.com
I'm addicted to pseudoephedrine. Okay, not quite, but...
" False, I'm addicted to pseudoephedrine. Okay, not quite, but with ...person below me also has horrible allergies... "

get a cold i can use it since i can't use pseudophedrine...
" Quote: Thank God! i get seasonal allergies and need to take ...combat the itchy throat runny nose etc ... I guess even if i... "

www.sleepnet.com
by dryness, pseudoephedrine could make it worse. My allergy...
" I'm hoping you're checking with your doctor before trying pseudoephedrine. If your sinus problem ...is caused by dryness, pseudoephedrine could make it worse. My... "

forum.purseblog.com
is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels...
" Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that shrinks ...in the nasal passages. Epinephrine is used in the treatment of asthma. I know what you ...- I tend to get... "

www.enotalone.com
level after taking Pseudoephedrine based medicine. Every ti...
" ...a competent level after taking Pseudoephedrine based medicine. Every time I ...it for flu I have felt high as a kite. I ...considering I had the flu but... "

experience.patient.co.uk
pecialist put down to pseudoephedrine...i am now unable t...
" ...in nerofen cold and flu. I had a brain hemorrhage which the specialist put down to pseudoephedrine...i am now unable to take... "

community.thebump.com
that I can take, pseudoephedrine (I have an allergy to...
" ...too, but the only thing that I can take, pseudoephedrine (I have an allergy to all the other OTC stuff) isn't allowed.... "

forums.anandtech.com
I take maximum-strength pseudoephedrine-based cold medicine...
" I always drink a glass of water with every drink - this will pretty much entirely prevent hangovers. In the rare case ...screw that up, I take maximum-strength... "

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Carpenterscrown
Pseudo-ephedrine and Asthma...
I am trying to find out if anyone else has had a similar experience with pseudofed and asthma...
When I was in the US Navy, I was given pseudofed to clear up congestion in my ears. But instead of clearing the congestion, it nearly killed me, causing my nasal passages and bronchial tubes to swell shut. I thought I was going to suffocate -- literally!!!

I later found out I had asthma. But I had never had asthma before being prescribed the Pseudofed... ever!!! And it has been getting progressively worse ever since...
Carpenterscrown
April 14, 2015
Furthermore, before the experience in the US Navy and being given Pseudofed, I was able to take other decongestants for congestion, due to colds or flu. But since then, they too cause allergic reactions: Some decongestants induce bronchial spasms while others cause my nasal passages to swell shut. Thankfully, I have a strong immune system. But if and when I do -- occasionally -- become congested, I now have to rely on my inhalers or go to the hospital for a nebulizer treatment.

Jerome Landi
tinnitus
My story is simple . I got tinnitus in my right year almost 19 years ago on July 4 1995. A pack of firecrakers was thrown close to my right ear and blew a whole in my eardrum. Initially it was painful loud and horrible. My ear was numb for months the doctor gave antibiotics and my eardrum healed my hearing loss was minimal in my right ear but my Tinnitus has been downright life destroying. Depression, anxiety, fatigue, irritability, irritable bowel you name it.
The only things that seem to alleviate it are diet and excersize . I am 57 now and exhausted, I would have ended it long ago but I have a wonderful 8 year old daughter. I have a decent job but struggle daily to get through it . Has anyone tried THETINNITUS MIRACLE BY THOMAS COLEMAN. Is this another scam? Any one wish to comment.

www.etiquettehell.com
I'm addicted to pseudoephedrine. Okay, not quite, but...
" False, I'm addicted to pseudoephedrine. Okay, not quite, but with ...person below me also has horrible allergies... "

get a cold i can use it since i can't use pseudophedrine...
" Quote: Thank God! i get seasonal allergies and need to take ...combat the itchy throat runny nose etc ... I guess even if i... "

www.sleepnet.com
by dryness, pseudoephedrine could make it worse. My allergy...
" I'm hoping you're checking with your doctor before trying pseudoephedrine. If your sinus problem ...is caused by dryness, pseudoephedrine could make it worse. My... "

forum.purseblog.com
is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels...
" Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that shrinks ...in the nasal passages. Epinephrine is used in the treatment of asthma. I know what you ...- I tend to get... "

www.enotalone.com
level after taking Pseudoephedrine based medicine. Every ti...
" ...a competent level after taking Pseudoephedrine based medicine. Every time I ...it for flu I have felt high as a kite. I ...considering I had the flu but... "

experience.patient.co.uk
pecialist put down to pseudoephedrine...i am now unable t...
" ...in nerofen cold and flu. I had a brain hemorrhage which the specialist put down to pseudoephedrine...i am now unable to take... "

community.thebump.com
that I can take, pseudoephedrine (I have an allergy to...
" ...too, but the only thing that I can take, pseudoephedrine (I have an allergy to all the other OTC stuff) isn't allowed.... "

forums.anandtech.com
I take maximum-strength pseudoephedrine-based cold medicine...
" I always drink a glass of water with every drink - this will pretty much entirely prevent hangovers. In the rare case ...screw that up, I take maximum-strength... "

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