I can either take drugs to quit or I can just quit. I have prescriptions for nasonex and a steroid in my purse, but the drugs probably won’t make it any easier. Plus I’d have to pay full price for them thanks to my medical insurance deductible being re-set to $0.00 just because it magically became 2010.
I’m addicted to nasal sprays. I carry Afrin around with me everywhere. This is not a moral failing. It’s bad sinuses compounded by a miracle med that quickly becomes a monkey on your back. I swear, it’s classic addiction. I quickly progressed from the original strength 12-hour spray to the stuff for severe congestion and I use it 6 or 7 times a day.
I’ve got one day sober under my belt. Kind of. I used it yesterday morning and then thought, hey what would happen if I just quit? About 4 or 5 days of suffering and then I’m free. Hell, I’ve trained for 2 marathons and can deal with physical discomfort. I can do this.
Susan Scot Fry
Okay, so this might not seem significant to you, but it is to me. I’ve discovered a psychological addiction in addition to a physical one. Crickey. But, so far, so good. I can breathe.