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WARNING: TMI material below! I hate to post it but Jean in Newcastle isn't on yet and I can't wait for her to check her PM'S !!! So................

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have been having severe pressure in my head. I posted about it here, fearing something was severely wrong because I felt so awful. Quite a few people responded and they suspected sinuses. It NEVER occurred to me.

 

So I finally went out and got the Neil Med sinus rinse. This morning I woke up with the pressure (I usually only feel it at night after going to bed) and used the rinse. I put it in one side and it came out the other. No issues. When I tried to rinse the other side, it all came out my mouth. (SORRY! I warned you!) I can get NOTHING to come out of that other sinus. and still, I'm NOT congested!

 

Now that I've used the rinse, my head feels like it's going to explode! And NOTHING is coming out the other side!!!! I will go buy decongestants but in the meantime, is there ANYTHING I can do for relief?

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This is her "cocktail" for sinus congestion. If it's going to work, you'll feel better in 3-4 days. If it doesn't work, then you'll have to use antibiotics. My dd has had sccess with it each time she has used it. She gets lots of sinus infections.

 

1 Zyrtec

2 Sudafed PE (*only PE, not any of the other ones out there now)

2-3 Motrin

1 Mucinex DM

LOTS OF WATER

 

Take this around the clock every 4-6 hours for 3-4 days. If not better after the 4th day, see your doctor for an antibiotic.

 

Hope that helps and that you feel better soon!

 

Love,

 

Molly

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I'm up. I've been there, Denise. The mouth thing happens. Gross but it is all connected.

 

You aren't getting anything out because the tissue is all swollen in there. The salt water of the rinse can help some. But you also need anti inflammatories like Motrin. Quercetin and fish oil are also natural anti inflammatories but usually not strong enough on their own.

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We use that sinus rinse with the squeeze bottle neti, but none of us have ever had that happen. Yikes! Ours always comes out the other nostril. Are you tucking your chin towards your chest, keeping your mouth open, and remembering to breathe as normally as possible while rinsing? It's hard to do all of that at once until you get the hang of it. Oh, and warm water is soooooooooooo much kinder and easier to work with than cold. It'd be nice if you're just having technical difficulties instead of what sounds to be a severely blocked sinus cavity. Hope you get it figured out and find relief from the pain soon!

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We use that sinus rinse with the squeeze bottle neti, but none of us have ever had that happen. Yikes! Ours always comes out the other nostril. Are you tucking your chin towards your chest, keeping your mouth open, and remembering to breathe as normally as possible while rinsing? It's hard to do all of that at once until you get the hang of it. Oh, and warm water is soooooooooooo much kinder and easier to work with than cold. It'd be nice if you're just having technical difficulties instead of what sounds to be a severely blocked sinus cavity. Hope you get it figured out and find relief from the pain soon!

 

I had no issues on the first side I tried but was shocked when I tried the second. Since I've done this my head feels like a balloon I've blown and blown until it is getting ready to BURST. UGH!!! And tomorrow I'm driving two hours to sit in s sweat sauna (well, not literally) to watch dd's synchronized swim competition! I hope I can get some relief before then!!!

 

Thanks everyone. And Jean, you MUST awake earlier on the days I need you. ;):lol: (I realize it was early anyway, but please allow me to be obnoxious. I'm sick.):tongue_smilie:

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I'm up. I've been there, Denise. The mouth thing happens. Gross but it is all connected.

 

You aren't getting anything out because the tissue is all swollen in there. The salt water of the rinse can help some. But you also need anti inflammatories like Motrin. Quercetin and fish oil are also natural anti inflammatories but usually not strong enough on their own.

 

 

We do 800 milligrams of Motrin when something like that happens. Sorry it happened to you. That is so unpleasant. Holding a warm washcloth on the swollen side sometimes seems to help.

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I had no issues on the first side I tried but was shocked when I tried the second. Since I've done this my head feels like a balloon I've blown and blown until it is getting ready to BURST. UGH!!! And tomorrow I'm driving two hours to sit in s sweat sauna (well, not literally) to watch dd's synchronized swim competition! I hope I can get some relief before then!!!

 

Thanks everyone. And Jean, you MUST awake earlier on the days I need you. ;):lol: (I realize it was early anyway, but please allow me to be obnoxious. I'm sick.):tongue_smilie:

 

My dh uses an ice pack on his sinuses. I never have, but he says it can help.

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Yeah, I would try like guaffineisen (sp?) & maybe even ibuprophen for inflammation. (((HUGS)))

 

My dh uses an ice pack on his sinuses. I never have, but he says it can help.

 

Both of these things. I sure hope you find some relief. Take the Motrin. Let it reduce the swelling. THEN try the rinse.

 

My ds gets some relief with ice. He's currently down with a fever due to a sinus infection. Poor kid!

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