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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sinus pain from hell!

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Am I the only one on the Gulf Coast that experienced severe sinus pain and migraine from the weather pressure yesterday (Hermine) ?

Q: Are there any links between sinus pressure headaches and barometric pressure?

A: Changes in the air pressure, caused either by the weather or by your going up or down in an airplane can cause sinus or ear pain.

Fortunately, for most people, most of the time, pressure changes causes only minor discomfort.

If your sinuses are stopped up by a cold or allergies, air can become trapped in them. If the air pressure decreases, the difference between the higher-pressure air trapped inside and the lower pressure outside causes an outward pressure, which can cause pain. Going up in an airplane or a fast elevator in a high building causes the pressure around you to decrease. The opposite happens when you come down.

Changes in the weather also causes the air pressure to change. The pressure decreases as a storm is moving in, increases as a storm moves away. (Related:
Understanding air pressure)

The relations between air pressure and health is quite complicated and many scientific questions remain.

You can learn more by going to a story on
weather-related pain.
(Answered by Jack Williams, weather editor, March 30, 2005)

I felt like I was dying yesterday and thought I might pass out from the pain! My face hurt so incredibly bad. It started with minor pressure on both sides of the bridge of my nose and a little behind the eyes, then as the day progressed it elevated to a migraine complete with vision and hearing sensitivity.

I used my neti pot about 3 times yesterday resulting in only temporary relief. Finally when I could not longer take it and was literally in tears crying on the bed in the dark, did I take 2 aleve (anti inflammatory meds) and I went to the kitchen and turned on the faucet as hot as I could, then placed a wash towel under the water and pressed it to my face over my forehead, eyes, and nose.

I then prayed for relief.

The pain finally subsided right before I had to get the kids to bed, and we were all able to sleep peacefully.

I woke up this morning feeling almost 100%. Thank you God.


  1. UGH. i know how U are feeling girl.
    I had a sinus headache for the past 3 days. Today is the first day I have no headache.
    Feel better soon!

  2. I know that feeling I use to have this face mask that you put in the freezer..but it never helped

  3. I left you an award on my blog

  4. I haven't had to deal with that much..but my daughter has a really bad time...ouchie!

  5. Today was the first day it has not been as severe! I guess its because the storm has moved out??!!

    The cold pack never worked for me either! The hot towel worked wonders! You know the hot towels that they put on your face at the spa? Its like that.

  6. Glad your feelin better, and what is a neti pot?

  7. I didn't have quite that bad, but between Tuesday and Friday I was breathing through my mouth as there was a wet boulder lodged inside my nose.

    Glad your feeling better! That crap sucks!

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    for the homeschool page =)

  9. ohh sinus pain sucks!!!
    I have an award for ya-
    feel better?lol

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