Is Afrin nasal spray addictive

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Yes, nasal spray is addictive. I used it for nearly 3 years multiple times a day and it continued to only get worse. Eventually it didn't work at all, so i quit cold turkey. If you can stand not breathing through your nose for at least a week then i advise you to stop using it. If used more than a week everyday, you will need it just to breath through your nose. Trust me.

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All nasal sprays are addictive in that they will keep sinus's congested unless you continue to use them. Most nasal spray's have a warning for you to not use them for more than 3 days in a row. Once you are hooked on nasal spray the only way to get off of them is to just quit using them. That is easier said than done. I can't sleep well if I can't breathe through my nose so it's hard to quit using them once you start.

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