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    Condition: Stuffy Nose
    5/9/2016 8:01:37 PM

    Reviewer: Me, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Just as the directions say I don't use this more than 3 times in a row and most of the time I just need it once for relief. Also, instead of spraying as directed which is pretty harsh I just spray a tiny bit in each nostril and barely breathe in at all and I get the relief that I need. I think this helps with the associated side effects that I've read from some of the reviews here.

    Condition: Stuffy Nose
    4/23/2016 3:07:51 PM

    Reviewer: fisheadlee, 55-64 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    use every day for free breathing . increased heartbeat , wild dreams at night , some shortness of breath. payoff is worth side effects for me , otherwise sinus all jammed up all day.

    Condition: Stuffy Nose
    4/12/2016 5:38:13 PM

    Reviewer: Trinibeens, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    My Dr advised to NOT use for more than 3 days. So far I am on Day 2 and I love it! I can finally breathe thru my nose again! I use the "no-drip" variety, so no throat problems, and no other side effects yet either.

    Condition: Stuffy Nose
    12/28/2015 4:42:02 PM

    Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Burns my nose, ears, & throat for hours. And makes my eyes water. It did clear up my stuffy nose instantly, but the pain is not worth it. It's impossible to get anything done on this medication.

    Condition: Stuffy Nose
    9/19/2015 11:06:33 PM

    Reviewer: Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Burns my throat and causes it to hurt for hours. Also ive had insomnia when I take it and didn't connect that with this medication until reading another review. Clears congestion but in my opinion the side effects aren't worth it.

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