Re: Nagging left*side headache...help me please!
Boy, can I relate to the left*sided headache. I've just developed a cold too, probably heading to a sinus infection (hope not) and it's now going into my throat and chest. I've been fighting it with much vigor. My headache is really from my neck/occipital area. I've been longing for my chiropractor for 3 days.
I take Anacin, which helps, as well as face and neck massage from my husband (using Vaseline, you can also do it yourself.....YEOW!!!.. along the jawline and under the cheeks amazingly painful). It helped temporarily, but in conjunction with Anacin, Sudafed and vitamins + H2O...I just want to be in less pain until I see my chiro on Monday.
Since you also have obvious allergies, I would take something like Reactine 24 hour ** something that you can take once a day and not feel woozy.
Sudafed helps to open the eustachian tubes and sinuses so that they will drain. I hope you're on an antibiotic at this time to get rid of it.
You may also want to try a nasal wash (half teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water). Either suck it in with your nose, one nostril at a time; or use a baby bulb suction thingee (forgot the name) to squirt it in while your head is tilted. Works well for me.
There is a product called Actifed. It has both Sudafed and an antihistamine in it. Maybe to get you through this patch until you feel better. Then start on a Reactine or something 24 hours.
Chronic sinus infections with allergies are hard to control, especially if you're allergic to your living environment.
I also take a Sudafed (60 mg) daily ** for eustacian plugged feelings I often get and for slight dizziness.
I hope you're able to get it resolved. A cold is such an inconvenience on one's life (because you can't stop breathing like you can walking or moving around!)
Feel well soon.