Oh man, that's no good! So sorry to hear about your aches. My allergies are horrendous right now too. I also take asteline (along with many other things). The stuff is really effective but it does seem to have more side effects than the other meds. I was originally put on 4 sprays a day and my head started hurting so bad it was debilitating. I seriously couldn't do anything my head hurt so bad. All that to say, I got off of it and my headaches went away. Over the last two months I have started back on it but... I am taking a reduced dose (the amount they prescribed to my child) and I have not had any of those side effects. I take just 1 spray in each nostril and right before bed. So far, no side effects and I do have allergy relief. I can't blame you for wanting to throw it in the trash but maybe just reducing the dose will help or taking it before bed instead of in the middle of the day. I have found that I have to do some creative scheduling and rotating to get everything to work well and keep me functioning at the same time.
I usually take Zyrtec but once heavy seasons hits, I stop that and take Claritin. Not that I like it better it just seems that rotating them around helps a lot. Another thing about Asteline is that you really have to bend your head way down when inserting the spray... more so than with the other sprays. Then hold it there for a few seconds after you have sprayed it in. My allergist emphasized this so strongly.
2 sprays Nasacort
Throughout the day: Xclear (saline spray that is EXCELLENT, you can find it on Amazon)
2 sprays Nasacort
1 spray Asteline
Of course you have probably already tried all this. Allergies are so miserable! We are all so different and it is frustrating trying to find just the thing that helps. Hope you feel better soon!!
Edited by Callista, 14 March 2018 - 07:26 AM.