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Feeling sorry for myself - sinuses

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BaresarkBunny Wed 05-Dec-12 20:13:25

I am in so much pain with my sinuses, if I even slightly give my head it feels like it's going to explode. I am using Sudafed and steam but I have a big Christmas function on Saturday, is there any chance I'll be better by then? sad

RancerDoo Wed 05-Dec-12 20:15:16

You poor thing, I feel sorry for you too.

Is the sudafed helping? If not, get to the gp. It could be an infection and anti-bs will clear it up.

WinterMammy Wed 05-Dec-12 20:17:44

I wouldn't bother using Sudafed, as annoying as it is let it clear up on its own.
I have problems with my sinuses and although Sudafed is good I just become immune to it after a few days, and I've noticed it takes me twice as long to get better when I take medicine.

Can't answer whether or not it will be gone by Sat, I would suggest stop taking it for now and if you still feel crap on Sat take the Sudafed.

Mamuss Wed 05-Dec-12 20:20:38

Boots own brand headache and blocked nose tablets are great. I've had 3 days of pain and today is much better!

BaresarkBunny Wed 05-Dec-12 21:22:02

The sudafed doesn't seem to be touching it so I will stop other and see how that goes.

It's odd because I don't have a blocked or runny nose and I thought it would all come together. It looks like a trip to the dr is needed for a/bs which I don't normally like taking.

hiddenhome Wed 05-Dec-12 21:30:12

Ibuprofen can help. A doctor will prescribe a steroid spray too if you can't get it cleared up by yourself.

anniepanniepears Wed 05-Dec-12 21:30:34

try online for A Vougal a herbal remedy called Plantago
you take 15 drops in a little water 3 times a day
cost approx £9 per bottle works wonders

Pendipidy Wed 05-Dec-12 22:05:21

I've just gotten over almost three weeks of really bad pain and headaches. had antibiotics, steroid spray and prescription strength co codomol (paracetomol and codeine, only thing that touched the pain) so i am afraid it might go on for longer :-(

fusspot66 Wed 05-Dec-12 22:08:36

Have you tried karvol capsules with the ?steam

giraffesCantFlyLikeReindeer Wed 05-Dec-12 22:12:00

Me too! Much sympathy

BaresarkBunny Wed 05-Dec-12 22:19:18

I haven't tried karvol don't know why I didn't think of that. I can't get over how painful this is!

Celticlassie Wed 05-Dec-12 22:22:13

I just took Neurofen and drank loads of water and mine went away in a couple of days. Was the worst pain ever at its peak though - I remember sitting at my desk at work sobbing.

giraffesCantFlyLikeReindeer Wed 05-Dec-12 22:33:26

I now have labyrinthitis too. Always get them together!

Spewed from it at work, then stood up too quickly and passed out.

Not a good day!

BaresarkBunny Thu 06-Dec-12 08:22:33

Poor you giraffe that sounds horrid.

It's like a miracle for me today. The pressure has reduced loads and I can feel it draining down the back of my throat boak but it's better than the alternative. Fingers crossed I'm on the mend.

MooseyMoo Thu 06-Dec-12 09:35:21

Urgh, sinus drip is horrible. I'm suffering from that at mo and it makes me nauseous and my stomach feels sour.

The only medication that works for me is Nuerofen Cold and Flu. It is amazing. Sudafed never worked.

Hope you are feeling better. And giraffes that sounds awful

BearPear Thu 06-Dec-12 15:41:35

Nurofen cold & flu helps with my sinus pain - slightly odd side effect though, it makes me feel really cold! Sudafed never touches the pain, but makes me feel nauseous. You can take paracetamol as well as the nurofen (washed down with Pepsi max or red bull if really desperate)

giraffesCantFlyLikeReindeer Thu 06-Dec-12 20:48:12

feel crapola. how are you?

all dizzy and sea sick.

chocolateteabag Mon 10-Dec-12 16:58:06

This is a bit late but have you tried a neti pot or similar to rinse your sinuses?

I got a Neilmed Sinuse rinse with saline sachets for £10 from amazon last year and it's massively helped my sinuses. You are only rinsing the front sinus cavity but it is amazing to flush out all that gunk.

I now do it any time I feel a bit snotty and so far so good. It's only saline rinsing through so can't make it any worse

RockinD Mon 10-Dec-12 19:58:39

A good oil burner and a blend of tea tree, lavender and eucalyptus works for me - after about 4 hours you can feel it clearing.

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