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Severe Headaches related to Sinusitis?
thelightyoubring2007 posted:
Ok here is my dilemma... Mind you I am kind of anxiety ridden and, somewhat of a hypochondriac so hear me out before you think I am nuts...

Back history (That may be related):
-Gave birth October 29th (Healthy baby boy)
-Mid December I notice a cyst on my nipple. Went to the OB and was told it a most likely a clogged milk duct or Mastitis and it would go away on it own (which it did)
-January, I start developing chest and upper back pain. I went to the ER and was told that I had costocondritis and it should clear up (Which it did)
-This month, I started getting weird back pain again and tingling in my upper back.

Wednesday- I started developing severe headaches that were continuous. I went to the ER and was told it was a migraine.
Saturday-Sunday- Headaches continue, I develop nausea and dizziness.
I went back to the ER where they do a CT scan. Results indicate that my brain is fine, however, I have sinusitis. They give me antibiotics and send me home.

It is now Wednesday again and, my headaches have not improved and im still nauseated.

I cannot get a doctors appointment to follow up, literally until March 11th

Has anyone experienced a sinus infection this bad? I am really scared. I keep telling myself that the CT scan showed no abnormalities but, I cant get myself to believe this head pain and nausea is sinusitis
rosielou responded:
Do you have mini clinics that you can go to? They often have excellent care at lower prices than the ER, and sinus infection is definitely the kind of thing they treat. It might be good to go in and see if a different antibiotic will work better for you. Where I live they can be found at some chain pharmacies, grocery stores, walmart, etc.

Antibiotics can have side effects of nausea, so please don't worry too much about that. Google how to manage it with crackers and ginger ale, or whatever works for you. When you go to the clinic, ask them about the nausea. There are meds to manage it, but they might not want to Rx that for you, depending on the severity and if you're nursing.

I'd think that you might be exhausted/depleted with everything you've been through since October. Take some time to rest, and allow yourself time to recover. Ask for help. You're going through a major life change, so be easy on yourself and you'll be just fine. Remember, Superwoman didn't have any babies because she was too busy doing other things

Take care and let us know how you're doing


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