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Sinus issues - best way to sort?

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LookWhatTheCatDraggedIn Mon 15-Aug-16 07:50:26

I have sinus issues and am wondering how to help myself - for the record, I do have a GP appointment but not for a couple of weeks as it's not a life threatening situation but I have to cope in the interim!

I can feel quite high pressure running from my nose, under my eyes and on to my ears; this then is causing me to hold my head awkwardly to try to minimise the pressure and as such the back of my head and neck are getting sore. Also, if I move my head too quickly I can almost feel something sloshing which isn't doing much for my balance.

The GP (last time) gave me a Beconase nasal spray (two pumps twice daily) but it doesn't seem to be doing anything.

Any suggestions? I could do without feeling like my head is exploding?!

bruffin Mon 15-Aug-16 07:51:36

Have you tried sinus rinse

Pineau Mon 15-Aug-16 07:55:55

Two visits to a homeopath 30years ago sorted out my sinus headaches.

Borogoves Mon 15-Aug-16 07:57:33

NeilMed sinus rinse is great. Persevere with the Beconase too. Hope you feel better soon.

LookWhatTheCatDraggedIn Mon 15-Aug-16 09:41:55

Sinus rinse? Erm nope. Will have a google about that.

It's not headaches, it's just pressure making me feel slightly disconnected; I suspect there's a link to hayfever and irritation given the time of year, but I have no other symptoms - no sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes etc.

adagio Mon 15-Aug-16 09:59:01

Another vote for sinus rinse - I got the 'kit' in boots with bottle and salts, although prior to that I vaguely recall using the indoor watering can and table salt. The neilmed bottle is a lot easier and more convenientgrin

ChestyNut Mon 15-Aug-16 19:23:32

I had sinus surgery and they recommended sinus rinses to keep it under control.
Teaspoon of salt
Teaspoon sugar
Teaspoon bicarbonate
Pint boiling water.
Leave to cool.
Flush nose, I used a 20ml syringe but you can buy the rinse bottles.

llhj Mon 15-Aug-16 19:35:00

The sinus rinse kit is the business and brings great relief. You won't believe what comes out.

Imnotaslimjim Mon 15-Aug-16 19:37:36

Another here to echo homemade sinus rinse. Have a google, its a revelation!

HippyChickMama Mon 15-Aug-16 19:43:14

I suffer with chronic sinusitis thanks to a Chiari malformation and apart from taking Sinutab etc I find the following works for me. Mix 1 tbsp of honey with 1 tsp turmeric and half a tsp of cinnamon, dilute with warm water to make half a small tumbler full and drink. It tastes odd but it clears my sinuses for a few hours.

plipplops Tue 16-Aug-16 21:57:05

DH used to have chronic sinusitis, it was really disabling. About 10 years ago he was prescribed a steroid nasal spray and it's changed his our life. Low dose every day (a bit like asthma prevetors I think) of fluconasole or something like that?

Woodifer Thu 18-Aug-16 11:39:22

Could try Sterimar or similar saline spray. Might be less awkward/ intimidating than syringe rinse in the first instance.

thiswayplease Thu 18-Aug-16 11:45:55

I was plagued with sinusitis for years, visited a osteopath and I'm lucky if I get a flare up once a year and even then it's mild.

I had three sessions and would highly recommend it

LookWhatTheCatDraggedIn Fri 19-Aug-16 11:40:47

Funnily enough, I bought Sterimar on pharmacist's recommendation as I've been away and it was not funny anymore.
Used it Wednesday and Thursday - in conjunction with the Beconase and it's much better. Using the Beconase morning and night, with Sterimar in between. My ears are still a bit sore, but I feel much less "whooshy" and "sloshy" around my nose so going to keep going with them. It's almost like my sinuses have dried out slightly they're tightening up which is causing the pain? Hope that makes sense!
May have to invest in a sinus rinse - off to properly Google.

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