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    Very bad head and neck ache before sinus infection?
    RemakeJake posted:
    This is perhaps an odd phenomenon but one that repeats itself for me. I get sinus infections a couple times a year, and most of them follow the pattern the one I'm experiencing now has.

    My entire Sunday, I had a very painful headache that went down my neck and almost hit my shoulders. This pain, though, was not including my sinuses or my face. Then Monday, the aches went away, but I started feeling nasal congestion. Finally, Tuesday morning, I had sinus pressure, and the start of what I believe is another infection.

    Has anyone else had headaches that lead into sinus issues? Thanks.
    rosielou responded:
    Hi Jake,

    Sorry you've had so much pain, no fun.

    Can I ask a question about the first round of head pain? Was it only on one side of your head, left or right?

    Thanks for indulging me. ..Rose

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