For the past 2 days i've been having horrible sinus pain. I've taken Sudafed Severe Congestion, my Flonase like usual, and changed my antihistamine to Benadryl(has a much stronger effect than my usual Clarinex- I still believe Benadryl is the best antihistamine out there=) ). I still have the sinus pain & pressure. Just pain & swelling, no drainage. What else is there for sinus pain & pressure? I am kind of scared of the whole irrigation thing lol. It sounds pretty scary to me! Any ideas?
Im right there with you! I cannot get any relief from the pain and pressure.
I use the flonase daily, like always and have been using Alavert for the past two days. I thought I was better when I woke up this morning, but within a few hours, the pain and pressure are back. Plus my eyeballs hurt so bad. They feel like they are swollen and heavy, but when I look in the mirror, they dont look so bad. It's mainly the all over pressure and pain that is getting to me. It is making me sick to my stomach and a little shaky. I also take allergy shots, just started about 2 weeks ago. Ragweed is very high right now. Im sick of staying in the house. I agree with you on the Benydryl, but the only problem with me taking it is I cannot wake up for like 2 days and with 4 children, I can't have that.
Hope we both get some relief or ideas soon!
Irrigation helps. I up my dosage of inhaled steroids...my doc said I can take Rhinocort up to 3 squirts per nostril twice a day if I'm in crisis. He said not to do that with Flonase, that's why I"m on Rhinocort. I also take this great drug called Rescon MX...it has a little antihistamine, a lot of sudafed, and a drying agent to help with the mucus. Very effective at unclogging things.