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Blocked up on one side!

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by Frances1985, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Hi all,

    I have been feeling under the weather for about 3 weeks now and currently have a cold. However, I only seem to be blocked up on my right side and, on that side, can feel lots of pressure behind my right eye. I also have a slight temperature and my eyes feel very heavy, particularly my right one. I'm wondering if it is a blocked sinus rather than just a cold? Anyone have experience of this?

  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    I've had a cold for a week now and my sinuses are now blocked as per usual. Sudafed is the answer!
  3. It's sinusitis :( The pain was so bad last night I got no sleep and burst into tears at work through sleep deprivation and the fact that my head felt like it was going to explode! Thankfully I got a doctor's appointment and it's the bacterial kind so am on antibiotics only 2 weeks after taking antibiotics for throat and ear infections! Roll on Easter eh!
  4. I hope the antibiotics help. I get frequent bouts of sinusitis (basically, whenever I have a cold, it turns into sinusitis) so I know how painful it is. I suffer badly with the pressure of aircrafts taking off and landing too and, to me, sinusitis is like that feeling 24/7.
  5. Poor you! Sinusitis is the pits. A few years ago I went through a phase where I was constantly getting terrible sinus infections. I had lots of antibiotics which did help but the problem would just recur a few weeks later. Eventually the problem disappeared but I do have to watch my dairy intake ... as soon as I eat or drink anything like milk, cream, yogurt, custard, ice cream etc. I end up with painful congestion. I recently started getting sinus pain again and a constantly runny nose ... no yucky discharge though ... don't really know what is going on but I think it is linked with my general health problems (low white cell count and raised parathyroid levels). Funnily enough, despite my low WCC, I never seem to get colds. In fact, I don't recall the last one I had. Rest of the family bring home lots of coughs and colds but I never catch them.
  6. Hi all, thanks for your thoughtful replies. I am on day 3 of antibiotics now and woke up this morning feeling a bit better. However, as the day has gone on, I've been having awful pains on the right side of my face. Teaching was a real struggle this afternoon as result. I'm getting a flight on Friday up to Scotland and, although it's short, am really hoping my sinuses have cleared a bit by then so it isn't an unpleasant experience!
  7. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Re. Sudofed - there are several different types of tablet and the only one that works is the one with pseudoephedrine in it. You can't buy it in supermarkets only from a pharmacist.The spray isgood, though, if it's only your nose that is blocked.

    I hope you are better by the time you fly as this can be really painful.

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