Tuesday, June 09, 2009

More than I can stand!

I'm not sure that my foggy brain can stand to spew anything today that isn't related to sinuses, allergies, or headaches!

Oh my goodness! I have been talking about allergies on here for two months now and I still haven't gotten a reprieve.

I mowed last night and went to bed fine but woke up to a very bad pounding headache. Not a good way to start the day. It is simply my sinuses that are pounding. I have no idea how to treat them or where to go from here.

This is a list of what I have tried/ am trying:

Claritin - recommended by my midwife
Sinus Block - recommended by a friend
homeopathic nasal spray
Sinus cleanses (all the time!)
Tylenol - this is the only thing that helps somewhat
Washing my hair before bed
Changing my sheets/pillow cases often
Staying indoors

I know it is worse when I mow but what am I to do? I have to mow. Andrew's jobs don't allow him much time for that at the present.

I know pregnancy makes the sinus pressure and swelling worse, so I'm just trying to tough it out. The only thing that has really worked in the past is an inhaled steroid spray (like Nasanex) but I don't think I can take that during pregnancy.

Yuck!

1 comment:

Allison said...

I am a fellow allergy sufferer, most of March was spent indoors and miserable. Here are my methods for *some* relief.

The Netti Pot (it's gross and weird but by gosh it really helps with congestion. For sure)

Local Honey technically you're supposed to take it before your allergy season. Honey contains bits and pieces of pollen and honey, and as an immune system booster, it is quite powerful. I'm lucky that we have a bee guy down the street from us, so it's totally local. Otherwise, I'd recommend a farmer's market.

I take Zyrtec, it supposedly makes you sleepy, but I take it at night, so I haven't seen an issue with that.

Definitely wear a medical mask while mowing the lawn.

In the midst of a sinus headache, a cold pack over the face will help ease the pain a lot. You could probably get away with one of those gel packs that you see in the drugstore.

Also, accupressure and massage are good for easing sinus pain.I've bookmarked this website

http://www.chinese-holistic-health-exercises.com/natural-sinus-remedies.html

Sorry for the long comment. I hope some of this helps!