(Closed) Sinus Headaches

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I usually take 2 excedrin migraine and 2 sudafed (the real kind that you have to get at the pharmacy)…something between the two of those can usually knock out one of my headaches.  You have to be careful tho, because excedrin has a daily max, and sudafed can really hype you up.  Might be worth trying, with all those energetic kids! 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I get really bad sinus headaches (even sinus migraines sometimes).  I take 2 Sudafed (the good stuff behind the counter) and 2 extra strength tylenol and a cup of coffee.  That will usually help mine.  Also, if you can stand it, use Afrin Sinus.  It really clears up the nasal passages.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I take Aleve for headaches. But I’m on Allegra on a daily basis, so my sinus headaches stay under control for the most part. Otherwise, I try to clear my nose enough to breathe and then take a long nap.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My fi went to the doctor for his sinuses (finally) and he gave him Zyrtec and Flonase and boy have they helped! He doesn’t snore as much and it has definately reduce his headaches and sinus problems. He also got a sea spray that helps clear out all the little bacteria that clogs your nose and I have heard nettipot works for sinuses as well, though I do not know about sinus headache. I pretty sure those are caused because of the sinus blockage, inflammation, and pain.

 

 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

If you have really bad allergies, I’d seriously look into allergy shots. Otherwise, definately try to get a perscription nasal spray as those work the best. You can also try rinsing your sinuses, which sounds gross, but its really helpful. I use this and its really helpful http://www.neilmed.com/usa/index.php

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I take Zyrtec every night and I also do a nasal rinse daily.  That will help to clear out the sinuses.  If that isn’t enough, you might want to go to a doctor for Flonase or another nasal steriod.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I suffer from Sinus Headaches too 🙁  I use Sudafed Sinus Headache.  This usually takes care of it. 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I find that I get sinus headaches often if i am in a room that is either very warm, or very humid. I take allegra every day, and that usually helps prevent them. I also will take some sudafed, the kind from behind the pharmacy counter, whenever it is really bad. That usually clears it right up. 

If you are getting them often, I would go see the doctor, it could be a sign of an infection. My mom gets infections often, but they will give you medicine that clears them up pretty quickly. 

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I find that Vicks sinus spray gives some relief.

Post # 14
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

The OTC pills like Zyrtec and Claritin are the same strength as the prescription version.  They just don’t work well for congestion issues.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I get sinus headaches almost daily.  I take Zyrtec every night and if  I have a sinus headache in the morning, I take the good stuff behind the counter.  Any generic works for me, but it has to be behind the counter.  If  I take the sinus medicine without the psudopehdrine in it, it doesn’t work. 

I get the headaches cause I have extra tissue in my nasal passages, but I refuse to do the surgery they want to do.  The surgery where they scrape the excess tissue.

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