Advanced search

Pregnant? See how your baby develops, your body changes, and what you can expect during each week of your pregnancy with the Mumsnet Pregnancy Calendar.

Sinus headaches

(5 Posts)
CaribouMoo Sun 05-Dec-10 11:49:53

I feel like a bit of a wuss for moaning about this but I've been getting horrible headaches for weeks now. Its getting to the point where they are actually quite debilitating. I reckon they are sinus headaches, as opposed to hormonal, because I can constantly hear my heartbeat pounding away and my head feels like it might actually explode when I bend down. When I get this in my non-pregnant state a few sinutab sort me out in no time. I have had this now for more or less 4 weeks and am feeling miserable. I actually threw up last week because my head was that bad.

I've asked the MW twice and she says I can only use paracetemol, which are not helping at all. Plus, although I never take more than 2 a day, i'm worried about taking it so many consecutive days - that surely can't be good either. I've tried using a steamer but didn't notice any improvements afterwards. Has anyone else had this who can make a suggestion? Is there any point in seeing my GP, is there anything they can prescribe during pregnancy that won't do any damage?

featherblue Sun 05-Dec-10 12:08:48

I feel your pain! I get horrific sinusitis, and was dreading not being able to take Nurofen Cold & Flu in pregnancy. I've found something that really works, though. It's called Neilmed Sinus Rinse. I got mine at Boots, but it's cheaper on Amazon.

It's very strange to use at first, but it is MAGICAL. I wish I'd had it before I was pregnant. But I find I absolutely have to use it every day, twice if the sinus headache is really bad, or the headache will come back in a few days. It's a bit like a Neti Pot, but easier to use.

CaribouMoo Sun 05-Dec-10 12:25:30

Feather I'm quite excited to read this, I just thought there was nothing you could take during pregnancy. I'll head to Boots tomorrow, don't think I could wait for a delivery especially with the weather causing delays. Thanks for getting back to me!

featherblue Sun 05-Dec-10 12:36:23

You're welcome! Hope it helps!

JimmyChoo17 Sun 05-Dec-10 20:23:31

i have had this but mainly when we have slept with heating on in this awful weather. I suffer with my sinuses and had an op for it but since being pregnant its been worse - and I totally understand the heart beating in your head statement!! Its so difficult to sleep with it

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: