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Okay, so I’ve been taking cromolyn sodium orally (or gastrocrom) for a while now and finally got around to trying the nebulized version. Pretty sure the oral version has been helping with nausea (with possibly making my nose temporary runnier), but it’s hard to tell because I’ve been on it for so long.

Anyway, I tried nebulized cromolyn tonight, and though it took me a few minutes to get used to inhaling it without coughing, it went pretty well for a while. A few minutes after I finished inhaling it, my sore throat started coming back, I started coughing again, and I was kind of dizzy (all of which make sense, especially since I have problems with heavy breathing through my mouth). Ten or so minutes later, my throat started getting annoyingly warm, followed by my face. My face also seemed to be redder than usual and started aching. Still, I don’t know how much of this would’ve happened normally if I spent five to ten minutes deeply breathing through my mouth. I don’t think my face and throat have felt hot and throbby/sore when I’ve had to breathe like this in the past, though.

My mom seems to think that if I continue inhaling it once a day, my body might adapt. Maybe my throat just needs to get used to something unusual entering it. After all, my skin can react to contact sometimes. Or this could be a normal part of taking nebulized cromolyn, and it isn’t harming my body in any way. I’ll probably take half a vial (yes, I started with a full vial) once a day for a while and see what happens.

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