“Every head has its own headache”
April 1, 2009 9:24 AM Subscribe
I am woken up each and every night with a pounding sinus headache. What remedies can you suggest?
posted by Sassyfras to health & fitness (26 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I would love to hear any ideas/remedies to get this taken care of.
A little background info on me - I am a 33 yr old female. In relatively good health. I exercise at least an hour every day. I am at a normal weight. I eat a healthy diet. I went to an allergist a few years back. I do have some mild environmental allergies, but not enough that I would have qualified for allergy shots. I don't know if this is what is causing my sinus headaches anyway. I have had these headaches since in my teens.
About once a year (some time between October and February) they get so bad that they cannot be ignored and I take a trip to the doctor. He prescribes antibiotics, thinking I have a sinus infection. The antibiotics lessen the severity of my headaches to where they are tolerable, but it doesn't get rid of them all together.
In conjunction with your remedies for me, if you could let me know (if you know) of the time your remedy would take to have an effect, I'd be most grateful.