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Thread started 12/06/09 5:55am

RodeoSchro

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I have the worst sinus headache ever

I get these from time to time. They are caused by certain changes in the atmospheric pressure, I think. I can't find any other common cause or catalyst.

It's not a pressure or pounding headache. It's as if someone takes a long needle and about every minute or two, sticks it in my brain and then pulls it out. I can't think of any other way to describe the pain, but it's so intense that I can't function.

I'm perfectly fine until the needle-like pain comes. Then, for two or three seconds I go down like I've been shot. I try not to scream or moan but I'm not always successful with that.

Usually I can fend these off with medicine. I used to use Sinutab and it was the only effective medicine out there, but it's almost impossible to find Sinutab any more. But, I found four boxes at Food Town yesterday and bought them all.

Unfortunately, medicine only works if I start taking it at the onset of the headache. By yesterday morning, I had already had the bangers for about six hours. In the last 24 hours I've taken 16 tablets (12 Sinutab and 4 of whatever I had in the cabinet yesterday morning). That's twice as many as you're supposed to take in a 24-hour period.

They haven't worked. Luckily, sinus pills don't have any other effects. I think I can take as many as I want (no matter what the directions say) and either it fixes my head, or otherwise I'm unaffected.

So plan B is to lay down. I've found that if I lay in the right way, with pressure on where ever the needled is going in, I can lessen or negate the pain. If I'm careful and don't move too fast, sometimes that gets rid of it.

If the pills or laying down don't work, sometimes physical exercise does. If I work out, sometimes the endorphins or adreniline or whatever will knock out the headache.

So yesteday, pills and laying down didn't work, and it got so bad that I went to the gym. I busted my ass for an hour and a half. Every other time I've had to resort to physical activity to get rid of this, it's worked.

Not this time.

I was literally crying and screaming in the gym. The good news though, is that is the one place you can scream and make weird faces and no one thinks you're odd.

I guess I got about four hours' of very light sleep last night, but I cried in pain through most of it.

Yesterday was perfectly clear and cold. Today is cloudy and supposed to be warmer. I sure hope that clears out whatever is killing me, because I don't know how I can get through another day like yesterday.

But so far, no change.

Anyone else have these? Any other remedies that you might suggest? I can't see going to the ER for this.
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Reply #1 posted 12/06/09 6:47am

LeCram

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Go see the doctor.
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Reply #2 posted 12/06/09 6:58am

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rolleyes, yeah, you shouldn't get all your medical advice over the internet.
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Reply #3 posted 12/06/09 7:07am

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RodeoSchro said:

I get these from time to time. They are caused by certain changes in the atmospheric pressure, I think. I can't find any other common cause or catalyst.

It's not a pressure or pounding headache. It's as if someone takes a long needle and about every minute or two, sticks it in my brain and then pulls it out. I can't think of any other way to describe the pain, but it's so intense that I can't function.

I'm perfectly fine until the needle-like pain comes. Then, for two or three seconds I go down like I've been shot. I try not to scream or moan but I'm not always successful with that.

Usually I can fend these off with medicine. I used to use Sinutab and it was the only effective medicine out there, but it's almost impossible to find Sinutab any more. But, I found four boxes at Food Town yesterday and bought them all.

Unfortunately, medicine only works if I start taking it at the onset of the headache. By yesterday morning, I had already had the bangers for about six hours. In the last 24 hours I've taken 16 tablets (12 Sinutab and 4 of whatever I had in the cabinet yesterday morning). That's twice as many as you're supposed to take in a 24-hour period.

They haven't worked. Luckily, sinus pills don't have any other effects. I think I can take as many as I want (no matter what the directions say) and either it fixes my head, or otherwise I'm unaffected.

So plan B is to lay down. I've found that if I lay in the right way, with pressure on where ever the needled is going in, I can lessen or negate the pain. If I'm careful and don't move too fast, sometimes that gets rid of it.

If the pills or laying down don't work, sometimes physical exercise does. If I work out, sometimes the endorphins or adreniline or whatever will knock out the headache.

So yesteday, pills and laying down didn't work, and it got so bad that I went to the gym. I busted my ass for an hour and a half. Every other time I've had to resort to physical activity to get rid of this, it's worked.

Not this time.

I was literally crying and screaming in the gym. The good news though, is that is the one place you can scream and make weird faces and no one thinks you're odd.

I guess I got about four hours' of very light sleep last night, but I cried in pain through most of it.

Yesterday was perfectly clear and cold. Today is cloudy and supposed to be warmer. I sure hope that clears out whatever is killing me, because I don't know how I can get through another day like yesterday.

But so far, no change.

Anyone else have these? Any other remedies that you might suggest? I can't see going to the ER for this.


I'm sorry to hear that you are going through this. I used to deal with this level of head pain quite often. It is an aaawful way to live.

If possible, you really should have an mri done. There could be other factors contributing to your issue. However, it is probably the climate change
and you'll just have to find ways to manage your pain. Sorry.

I found two things to be very helpful. One was learning to push past the pain (I know, I know)... I used the pain to push myself into a space of deep meditation,
compassion and oneness. Once I did that there was literally no more pain. However, I had to REMEMBER to do this when I was in pain... that wasn't always
so easy to do. lol Also, outside of that space the pain would typically return.

The other avenue was CranioSacral massage therapy. A few sessions with a very gifted therapist changed my life. All I know is that it worked incredibly well for me.

These two things helped me when nothing else did. Heavy duty narcotics would barely dent the pain back in the day. IV Dilaudid was the only thing that worked...
and you cant really live a decent life swinging around a IV pole... well, maybe you can... hmmm

Good luck! hug
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Reply #4 posted 12/06/09 7:09am

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I hope you have spoken to your Dr about this and are looking into it from the medical perspective as well as seeking info from peeps here hun

The not going to the ER choice may be taken out of your hands if it worsens and you drop unconcious


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Reply #5 posted 12/06/09 7:16am

slimhustle

Mach said:

I hope you have spoken to your Dr about this and are looking into it from the medical perspective as well as seeking info from peeps here hun

The not going to the ER choice may be taken out of your hands if it worsens and you drop unconcious


hug

rose


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Reply #6 posted 12/06/09 7:31am

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cosign with everyone above that you should go to a doctor.

the other thing I recommend is you also go to a dentist. I used to have dire headaches (I have been almost 15 years of some type of headache, so I might know my headaches LOL) For a few years the problem was my wisdom teeth growing in all sorts of impacted and abscessed. I had them all pulled. That helped a lot. Right now I know I have some teeth I'm going to have to cap. I can feel the little nerves twinging and they are abscessed.

(I swear once upon a time I had great skin, great hair, and great teeth....now I am falling apart!

Sometimes you need antibiotics. A coworker was suffering from the same severe headaches and vertigo and was going to several specialists, but no one even put her on antibiotics mad As soon as she went back to her GP and that doctor finally got on her antibiotics she felt so much better.

I also get the sinus headaches with rain/change of weather, and tension headaches from dealing with excessive stupidity. I'm not quite migrainey yet, thank goodness.

Also aromatherapy and massage therapy are excellent ideas! A lot of people also swear by acupuncture. But a facial xray done by your dentist would be the best first step so someone can actually see your sinuses.

Good luck, hope you feel better soon cuz I know it sucks to be in pain! grouphug
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Reply #7 posted 12/06/09 7:32am

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see the dr.... u may have an infection.. also when i would get a sinus headache when i had an infection it would trigger a migraine... i would take a advil cold n sinus pill, if that didn't touch it then it was a migraine, i have the same issue when the pressure changes quick my had goes nuts since its so dry here. go get checked and i would make sure to get a x-ray, also if ur not using a saline spray i would suggest that as well it does the same as using steam to help clear things out, it may help with the pressure
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Reply #9 posted 12/06/09 1:27pm

RodeoSchro

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Thanks for all the great advice. I think I finally Sinutabbed it to oblivion.

Or maybe it was the healing power of the Org, because most of the stabbing pains stopped after I started this thread!

Anyway, all better now and thanks again!
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Reply #10 posted 12/06/09 11:35pm

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Go to your doctor.

If the pain is bad go to the ER
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