What to take when you cant use decongestants??
I have a heart arrythmia (tacycardia) so I cannot take decongestants. I have a serious headcold. My nose is so stuffed I cannot breathe thru it at all. LOTS of sinus pressure and sore nose and eyes. It seems to only be in my head at this point. My neck glands are swollen, but no sore throat (only at night from breathing thru my mouth).
Anyway, my husband has had the same thing and it lasted an entire week. He, however, can take cold meds. I am absolutely miserable and cannot seem to function.
What can I do to relieve some of these symtoms, make the cold go away faster...anything? I take a multi vitamin daily and the past 2 days have taken an extra 1000mg of Vit C. I have Eucalyptus oil burning. And we have a humifidier in the room. I tried nose strips, but they did nothing. I also tried a hot wet rag across my face - no results. This is making me anxious and my HR seems low (about 57)...but I am laying around all day.
I should also mention that I take nasacort and zyrtec daily for allergies. They do not seem to be helping either. I have also been using saline nasal spray throughout the day and night.
Anyway...any suggestions, advice, words of wisdom would be truly appreciated!!!
Last edited by missy101; 02-18-2007 at 10:38 AM.