Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Intense Sinus Pressure
    avatar
    An_253188 posted:
    I went to my PCP because I was having more headaches than usual. I had 4 migraines and 2 other headaches in 2 weeks. My dr. thought a sinus infection was triggering my headaches and prescribed mucinex D and 20 days of 250mg of cefizl (antibiotics) 2 times a day. I had fewer headaches!
    About 10 days in I started feeling intense sinus pressure, lethargy and dizziness, stiffness in my neck and upper body joints, with an occasional mild fever. I did not really feel congested, just a wave of pressure that would come and keep building throughout the day until it felt like my face was pulsing. I went back to my dr. but saw the nurse practioner. She doubled my antibiotics and put me on Meclizine for the diziness. She said that she thought I had a very bad sinus infection and as it was breaking up it was causing my symptoms to get worse. She said that if my symptoms did not improve after finishing my antibiotics, we would need to do a CT scan of my sinus. My symptoms did not improve, so I went back Monday and they scheduled the CT for Friday. The next day I started to feel better, so now I don't know if it will be worth getting the CT Scan as I'm afraid they will not find anything and this test comes out of my deductible so I would be paying almost $600 for the possibility of finding nothing.
    Reply


    Helpful Tips

    Your Home Black BagExpert
    Doctors used to carry black bags containing all the medical tools they would need for a home visit. Of course, that rarely happens anymore. ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    32 of 54 found this helpful

    Expert Blog

    Focus on Flu

    Find answers to your questions about seasonal flu issues and answers to your concerns about the flu season and H1N1...Read More

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.