I started the Christmas holiday with a double ear infection. Not only did my ears hurt but it felt like my brain behind my eyes was going to explode with pressure at any moment.
I visit the doctor and he prescribed an antibiotic
and being the smart person I am I purchased some Afrin nasal spray.There is a reason why they tell you to be sure that your over the counter medicines will not interfere with the Rx's that you take and yes I take several including a anti-anxiety med.
Christmas came and went...and well, to be really honest I have about an entire week that I do not remember...GONE! Totally Gone...But this is nasal spray...really...
I was trying really hard not to set in a corner and rock like a baby thinking...CRAP I'm not even 50 yet and I am getting dementia. I decided to get on line to look up
Short-Term Memory Loss before I forget I had it and this pops up on my search:
All medications, both prescribed and over-the-counter, Nasal spray such as Afrin ®, Neosynephrine™, etc., should be avoided. ... Depression, Short Term Memory and Concentration impairments. ...http://www.panicattack.net/treat.htm
Guess I will remember the warning:
DO NOT MIX OVER THE COUNTER MEDICINE W/ Rx's