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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:02 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:16 am 
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"nose douche"


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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:51 pm 
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I'm a convert! I tried it for the first time today. I was worried about that drowning feeling, but it was surprisingly easy, and really helps the sinuses feel better.


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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:04 pm 
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I've discovered that I can only use it when I am sniffly, NOT completely stuffed up. When I've tried it when my sinuses are completely stuffed (as in, no air getting in at all when I inhale through the nose), the netipot water didn't come out, it just like...stayed behind my eyes somehow and gave me the worst headache. It was really weird. And I wasn't doing anything different from how I use it successfully. So scary.

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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:53 pm 
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RandiJM wrote:
I've discovered that I can only use it when I am sniffly, NOT completely stuffed up. When I've tried it when my sinuses are completely stuffed (as in, no air getting in at all when I inhale through the nose), the netipot water didn't come out, it just like...stayed behind my eyes somehow and gave me the worst headache. It was really weird. And I wasn't doing anything different from how I use it successfully. So scary.

Yes, I tried the other week after not using it for months and I was so stuffed up I just felt worse after trying.

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Does anyone else always get water stuck in their head afterwards? Usually it'll come out with a few tilts. But one time I thought I was OK so I left the house to go somewhere and then sitting in the metro platform a bunch of water suddenly started leaking from my nose! Thank goodness I had tissues!

An episode of Cougar Town featured a neti pot and one of the characters had water gushing out of his nose at random times, I thought they were just being silly but obviously it happens!

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. Sometime before it starts dripping it makes my head hurt. Has anyone else experienced this?

Yes, sometimes I feel a bit of a sting in my nostrils/forehead or a bit headachy.

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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:05 pm 
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RandiJM wrote:
I've discovered that I can only use it when I am sniffly, NOT completely stuffed up.

Ugh, same here. I seem to always have one nostril that gets completely blocked, and not having the water flow right through is sooooo unsatisfying. Plus, it hurts.


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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:15 am 
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I love my neti pot, but for some reason haven't used it lately. This thread has inspired me to start it up because my sinuses have been really painful lately.


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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:59 am 
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I use it twice daily from may to june (pine and cottenwood) Its a freaking life saver


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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:50 am 
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Thessaly wrote:
Does anyone else always get water stuck in their head afterwards? Usually it'll come out with a few tilts. But one time I thought I was OK so I left the house to go somewhere and then sitting in the metro platform a bunch of water suddenly started leaking from my nose! Thank goodness I had tissues!


I use a neti pot before yoga. I got all drippy after using neti pot and I went jogging once, because I stretched first. I found that doing a forward bend and hanging my my head down and blowing into a tissue gets all that stuff out that drips out later. So, I always do a forward bend to make sure I get all the water out now. Gravity wise, it doesn't make much sense but it really gets it out of the sinus passages.


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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:23 am 
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I think if it's stuck up there for a while you're tilting your head too much. It should just be running up one nostril and out the other. Anything getting left up there runs the risk of infection starting. Blow your nose gently after rinsing and hoik up a couple of times to get it all cleared.


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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:46 am 
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I will free my neti pot tonight from his winter sleep... allergies are trying to take over my life again.


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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:19 pm 
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I have a terrible fear of drowning. Would using a neti pot totally freak me out?


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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:54 pm 
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Probably. I don't really like using them because I feel like I'm drowning.

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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:39 am 
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I personally was skeptical of netipots (as of many things) but I did find actual evidence supporting their use for prevention of some chronic nasal problems and relief of some nasal symptoms....that being said, from experience at home I STRONGLY caution users of netipots as you can accidentally cause problem with your eustachian tube and be in excruciating ear pain for days on end. It happened to my girlfriend and has been reported by a good number of other users...yet it still seems that netipot are one of the few things coming out of "alt med" to gain acceptance of the medical community...not sure why they seem to overlook the seeming high incident of side effect though

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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:26 am 
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I have some kind of neti pot where you actually can apply pressure (it's made out of plastic and you can squeeze it - but you can just let the water flow, if you want). Even when applying pressure, I never had ear problems. And to me, it doesnt feel like drowning at all. Yeah, its weird having water flow through your head, but one gets used to it.


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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:02 am 
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It feels like drowning if too much water is going though at one time or you have congestion at the time of rinsing. An extra strong mint before rinsing can help open up the airways. You need to be very careful not to put too much pressure on, any water that gets lodged in your sinuses can lead to infection.


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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:51 am 
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I got yesterday & tried it last night. It wasn't that bad, except it made my eyes water a bit. Also, on the second side, the solution went mostly in my mouth & it made me gag a small. But otherwise i didn't notice much difference as far as my congestion or breathing or "clean" feeling.


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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:13 am 
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tromwindows, if it runs into your mouth, you have to tilt your head more/less. Just keep experimenting.


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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:59 am 
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I've been using mine off and on because I've been stuffed up since winter began. I'm putting xylitol, along with sea salt, in mine lately because I read somewhere that it kills germs or something.

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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:27 pm 
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RandiJM wrote:
I like it but after about 20 minutes I'm stuffed up again. Granted I have insane sinus problems and need to go back to the doctor and more specialists. But I feel like most of the water is staying in my head. Some trickles out, but damn lately it's been kind of scary.

But this is the best thing to watch if you are considering using one or if you do already: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYeR4PJSDKc WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.



Yeah if I'm already congested, it can go in and not come out, and that sucks. It seems often that I have a dry congestion that cannot be blown out. Worries me. Its only happened a few times, but still.

Also, I eventually figured out how to snort it back to help with post nasal drip but it isn't long term help at all. I found out my post nasal drip that never stops is related to my apparent "silent reflux" in all these years when I had the symptoms. So post nasal drippers, check into it.

I usually enjoy using it though! Sometimes it doesn't seem to help it as much but that might be my new meds. Didn't know about waiting an hour though, so I will need to take that into consideration.

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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:41 pm 
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http://blog.seattlepi.com/hottopics/2011/12/16/neti-pots-may-infect-you-with-a-brain-eating-amoeba-if-used-improperly/

Better make sure you don't just use tap water!

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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:57 pm 
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I know that at least in the morning there will NOT be time for using boiled water unless i save some aside when I make my tea. Then I will risk buring myself. Oh the conundrum. I worry I will never do it if I fear the amoebas.

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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:11 pm 
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Keep some boiled and cooled water in a bottle and just mix it with the boiled water/salt mix in the mornings.


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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:45 pm 
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Or just leave the boiled water in the pot from the night before and turn on the burner again for a few seconds.


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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:50 pm 
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Or just don't use a neti pot, you dirty freakin' hippie.

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