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Why do my sinuses always close up at night?

The older I get, the worse my sinus issues. Throughout the day, my nasal passages are mostly okay, but it never fails: I get into bed at night, close my eyes, and ten minutes later I can't breathe. While I'm working my way through various remedies (drugs, doctors, homebrewed quackery, et cetera), I'd just like to know WHY this invariably happens? What's going on up inside my head?
posted by jackypaper on Apr 3, 2014 - 24 answers

How do I destroy this sinus headache?

I've tried everything I can think of. Halp! [more inside]
posted by colin_l on Feb 6, 2014 - 33 answers

Bronchitis for 2 Weeks...Then Nose Starts INSANELY Dripping

IKYNMD Two weeks ago I started getting the familiar sore throat and I knew something bad was brewing. First the coughing, then some sneezing, fatigue. Mostly coughing up a lot of phlegm that would amass at the back of my sinisis, it would trickle down into my bronchial tubes. First the color was clear, then yellow. My bronchial tubes are wheezing every time I take a deep breath. [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Sep 11, 2013 - 9 answers

Migraine Doc in Chicago

Hello, I am a long time allergy and asthma sufferer in Chicago. Recently this summer, I have been experiencing major headaches as the weather shifts dramatically. I have an ENT who has been working with me closely, but this is going beyond their area of expertise, as my sinuses, Eustachian, and nasal passages are clear. He thinks the problem/swelling is originating from above my sinus passages. (Sorry for TMI.) [more inside]
posted by dovesandstones on Sep 1, 2013 - 5 answers

Oh! My Aching Head!

I've been having a pretty much continuous headache since this past Saturday, with varying degrees of severity, but almost never completely gone (except for short periods of time after taking advil). Shocking waves of pain upon standing after being bent over, unless I move excrutiatingly slowly. YANMD, however, is this something I need to go to see my doctor over, or something simple? [more inside]
posted by Quincy on May 29, 2013 - 13 answers

Sinus rinse: squeeze bottle or pulse irrigator?

Should I upgrade from a squeeze bottle sinus rinse to a pulse irrigation system? [more inside]
posted by Dilemma on Apr 3, 2013 - 6 answers

I would like to be minus a sinus condition

Sinus sufferers of MeFi, what in your experience is the most effective over-the-counter sinus medication? I do not have some extreme sinus condition, but I am very tired of feeling stuffy all the time and blowing my nose ten to fifteen times a day. The meds must be available in Canada.
posted by orange swan on Mar 18, 2013 - 25 answers

Are there really brain eating amoebas in my neti pot?

I've read about amoebas that enter your brain through your sinuses and possibly killed two women in Louisiana in 2011. I live in a major metropolitan area (NYC) and my hot water comes to me through the same system that heats our big pre-war apartment building. The hot water pipes are actually too hot to touch. [more inside]
posted by amandabee on Mar 18, 2013 - 34 answers

Is my space heater making me sick or am I just unlucky this year?

I know YANMD, but I am wondering if anyone has been told to cease using a space heater due to chronic pharyngitis or similar illnesses? [more inside]
posted by Young Kullervo on Jan 2, 2013 - 13 answers

I'd like to give that doc a good thrushing.

I went to the doc because I thought I might have oral thrush. His diagnosis was so far in a different direction that I'm kind of baffled. Hope me? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Nov 30, 2012 - 25 answers

Vinegar in your nose: Yes/no?

Is it safe to do a sinus rinse with vinegar? [more inside]
posted by side effect on Oct 6, 2012 - 10 answers

Does “snorting” coffee enhance its effects?

Does running brewed coffee through your sinuses and nasal passage enhance its effect? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Jul 25, 2012 - 10 answers

Help Me to Breathe

Does anyone know of any way to cure yourself of an Afrin (oxymetazoline HCl) and / or Dristan (phenylephrine HCl) addiction? [more inside]
posted by GatorDavid on Jun 24, 2012 - 27 answers

Care to chime in on my sinus issues?

I would like to hear your experiences with sinus issues and your recommendations for mine. [more inside]
posted by HotToddy on Jun 22, 2012 - 26 answers

Willing to try anything to make this suck less

I just had sinus surgery (probably FESS) a couple of months ago, and it seems to have failed. What next? [more inside]
posted by terrierhead on May 29, 2012 - 4 answers

How to feel better when I can't see a doctor yet?

I have some sort of cold or other infection and cannot afford to miss classes or assignments this week. How can I alleviate the symptoms (or feel less miserable, at least) until I'm able to see a doctor? [more inside]
posted by cp311 on Apr 29, 2012 - 16 answers

Help me make this suck less, part II

Just diagnosed with GERD, possible ulcer following 5 weeks of high-dose antibiotics for sinus issues. Seeking recs for anything that might help my beleaguered digestive system, information on getting tested for H. pylori. Gross details and looong narrative await within. [more inside]
posted by terrierhead on Apr 17, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me make this suck less

I've got sinus surgery scheduled for the middle of the week. What do I need to have on hand or do to be completely prepared? [more inside]
posted by terrierhead on Mar 19, 2012 - 18 answers

What can I do about this constant sinus discomfort?

You are not my doctor, but I won't be able to see him for a few weeks and you might have some helpful sinus-related advice and tips that could really help me out. Long and slightly gross details inside. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Feb 14, 2012 - 20 answers

i'm sick and unhappy about it and still have to work. can i make this any quicker?

i have a sinus infection. i feel confident in that diagnosis because i've had a lot of sinus infections in the past. is there any point to going to the MD? [more inside]
posted by radiosilents on Jan 5, 2012 - 30 answers

I rather like my ear and would prefer not to cut it off.

Sinus infection backed up into my poor ears. I need some relief while I wait on the med's to do their trick! [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Nov 8, 2011 - 24 answers

I guess it's better than a 100% sore throat, but...

Sore throat...on only one side? [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Nov 4, 2011 - 25 answers

Help me heal my nose

What do I do to moisturize my nose? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Oct 13, 2011 - 9 answers

My super power would be the death sneeze.

What's the best way to go about fixing my sinus/allergy/sneezing problems (including establishing a case history for surgery)? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Sep 7, 2011 - 18 answers

Bad doctor + unexplained prescription = frustration.

I've been prescribed a blood-pressure medication by a doctor that I don't trust. I'm concerned about taking it for reasons that might be irrational. In the meantime, I need to deal with my blood pressure *somehow* to have surgery. I need someone's reassurance and knowledge. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Aug 20, 2011 - 23 answers

Any tips on getting a four-year-old to blow his nose

How do you get a 4 year old to blow their nose [more inside]
posted by chris88 on Jul 27, 2011 - 14 answers

What, do you have shit in your ears?

How do I clear my Eustachian tube after a middle ear infection. I'm seriously at my wit's end. [more inside]
posted by emptybowl on May 1, 2011 - 31 answers

My eyes are going to pop out of my head.... thank you Spring!

Hello fellow Metafilterians, now that allergy season is upon us, does anyone recommend the best OTC med for: pressure on the eyes, chest congestion, stuffy nose, and sore throat? It's much worse in the morning. Coughing up yellow awfulness (sorry, gross). Claritin and Mucinex-D do NOT work. Sudafed works like a charm but knocks me out, literally for 2 days. Not sure what's out there, haven't had allergies in a couple of years.
posted by luciddream928 on Apr 19, 2011 - 35 answers

What risks are involved with taking more pseudoephedrine if the first dose didn't last anywhere near 24 hours?

The warnings on the Wal-Itin D box say "do not take more than once every 24 hours." Most medications warn against taking more than X every Y hours, but they are usually hedging their bets. Is this kind of medication different, and, if it is, can I take something else that might help without worrying about contraindication? (Sinuses-want-me-dead information inside) [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Mar 15, 2011 - 27 answers

My partner has both Sinus and Digestive issues... could they be linked?

My partner has problems with IBS, her bladder and her sinus. Could they all be linked? Slightly worried it could be something very serious. [more inside]
posted by informity on Feb 22, 2011 - 12 answers

I'd think of a title if it wasn't for this sinus pressure

As I suffering through another sinus infection, in my lucid moments I wonder: What causes the brain fog that goes with a sinus infection? [more inside]
posted by ShooBoo on Dec 12, 2010 - 10 answers

I don't want to be on the sinus infection roller coaster.

I don't want to end up on the sinus infection roller coaster. I'm curious about people's experiences with antibiotics. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Dec 10, 2010 - 33 answers

Experiences with sinus surgery?

What have your experiences been with (endoscopic) sinus surgery? [more inside]
posted by altopower on Nov 30, 2010 - 28 answers

"Mr Burns, you have every disease there is!" "So I can't get worse, I'm invincible!"

Can you help narrow down what sort(s) of doctor(s) to see and what to investigate, given these symptoms? All symptoms have cropped up within the last two years. Before that, I felt healthy most of the time. Primary care doc has been little help, and most of the specialists seem to focus only on the symptoms within their own areas of expertise. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2010 - 28 answers

Help me get to New York without a burst eardrum

I'm in the Bay Area, supposed to fly to New York tomorrow morning. For the past few days I've had moderately crappy sinus congestion. What can I do to make the flight as comfortable as possible? [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Sep 24, 2010 - 24 answers

Ow, my head

What's the best way to increase my sinus/head Shiatsu-fu? [more inside]
posted by teabag on Sep 14, 2010 - 3 answers

Bad sinuses

Really bad sinuses in a really allergen-filled house. What can I do? Is it even my house? [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Sep 9, 2010 - 14 answers

My sinuses are broken.

Sinus congestion is making me very unhappy. What works for you? [more inside]
posted by littleflowers on Aug 13, 2010 - 25 answers

Personal experiences with Balloon Sinuplasty surgery?

Has anyone had Balloon Sinuplasty surgery to treat otherwise unsolvable sinus issues? [more inside]
posted by HonorShadow on Jul 8, 2010 - 1 answer

Why do my sinuses shut down at night?

Too frequently, my sinuses ambush me at night. I'm fine throughout the day, then as soon as I hit the pillow--bam--something inside stuffs my nose for no decent reason other than to give me a headache that keeps me up half the night. Doc's X-rays show no abnormalities in my sinus cavities, but if I take his prescribed Allegra D too late in the day, the pseudoephedrine prevents me from sleeping. Do I need to move to a drier climate, or is there some miracle home remedy that I'm missing?
posted by jackypaper on May 18, 2010 - 29 answers

Walking pneumonia. What shouldn't I do?

I am recovering from walking pneumonia and a sinus infection. Is there anything special that I should be doing? [more inside]
posted by ooklala on Apr 22, 2010 - 7 answers

This doctor makes over $200,000 per year to tell patients to go look things up on the internet

Can sinus arrhythmia be dangerous? My doctor told me to ask you instead of her. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2010 - 16 answers

How to help my cat's bleeding sinuses

My twelve year old cat with a chronic upper respiratory condition/sinusitis just sneezed on my desk letting out a spray of blood. [more inside]
posted by ranunculus on Apr 5, 2010 - 12 answers

I don't think you're ready for this neti

How much is too much, with regards to neti potting? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Feb 20, 2010 - 15 answers

Cough Cough Oww Oww

[MedicalFilter] My dad frequently gets a weird pain in his head when he coughs. He has seen several doctors already. I recall reading something about this possibly being jaw-related but cannot remember specifics. Does this sound familiar? Can you help? [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Jan 29, 2010 - 5 answers

Heal Thy Self!

How can I heal myself of a sinus infection? [more inside]
posted by Hydrofiend on Jan 5, 2010 - 26 answers

at least it's not TB....

MiseryFilter: I have had a dry cough for about 6 weeks that has gotten increasingly worse. I am seeing an allergy specialist as I already know I have allergies. For the last two weeks, I have been on Nasonex, Singulair, and Allegra. Most nights I cannot lie down due to coughing and have to sleep propped up on the couch. I have been doing the neti pot for the last few days, but it's not like tons of stuff is getting washed out of my sinuses when I do it. It just seems to go in one side and out the other. Then I resume coughing a little whlie later. Also, they started me on Flovent as of Monday. I think it's maybe starting to help, but not sure. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Dec 2, 2009 - 54 answers

Stop snot - instantly

Sinus are slowly drip drip dripping - A low, dull, quick sound - much such a sound as a watch makes when enveloped in cotton. How to stop this? Right now! [more inside]
posted by Lesser Shrew on Nov 12, 2009 - 11 answers

Whence nosemeat?

I don't think this is, strictly speaking, supposed to happen: meat often comes out of my head when I'm sick. Why? What does it portend? [Warning: so gross.] [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Oct 18, 2009 - 18 answers

Looking for a 3D model of the human head

I'm trying to visualize, in 3D, the structure of my sinuses/nasal cavity. Is there a transparent 3D model of the human head somewhere out there on this crazy internet thing? [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Oct 6, 2009 - 8 answers

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