Sinus headache, or have I been hit by a scaffold pole in my sleep?

Sometimes words can’t describe things properly.

The pain I have with this headache is like that, so I looked for images.

In this picture from Matt Koening’s Blog, he looks like how I feel:

This photo shows how I feel

This photo shows how I feel

With this headache I can’t frown, it hurts.  I can’t hold anything cold against my head, it hurts.  I want to stop my left eye looking, but to close it or cover it hurts.  Lying down makes it worse.  The only thing that works is lots & lots of heavy duty painkillers…. so having taking my daily recommended dose already today, I am now able to write, but not by hand…. (I can’t focus on where the pen is!)  Just typing because  my fingers know their way round the keyboard themselves pretty much these days.

My train of thought is all over the place, as probably is my spelling.  Spell-checker should catch my spellings…. apologies in advance for my train of thought.  Its either this or feel like I have a brain tumour.

Which I don’t.  Luckily for me I have proof, as the way I have been feeling since last Friday morning if I didn’t have solid affirmative evidence I would have been banging down the doors of A&E (quietly!) to get them to scan my head again.

A picture of my brain.  Even I can see there is no tumour there!  Not as much grey matter as I would have hoped either. Hey ho

A picture of my brain. Even I can see there is no tumour there! Not as much grey matter as I would have hoped either. Hey ho

Anyway.  I’m feeling poorly & very sorry for myself.  I can’t drive because either I can’t see the road cos I have one eye closed, or I’m not safe to be let out…. or both.  Maybe I’ll actually get my Christmas cards written today??

About Barbara

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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10 Responses to Sinus headache, or have I been hit by a scaffold pole in my sleep?

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  2. Grannymar says:

    You have my sympathy. Nana suffered with bad migraines that lasted for days. Bed in a darkened room was her only comfort, dry retching was horrible to listen too, especially since I had no way to comfort her apart from supporting her head. Elly suffers too, but if she heeds the warning signs and takes the meds, it does help.


    • Barbara says:

      I get migraines too, and ironically the migraine medication that i am on now also helps with sinus headaches. I have always described headaches that are not accompanied by a blocked nose as migraines, and ones with a blocked nose as sinus ones, but this time my nose is not blocked in the slightest but it is definitely a Sinus Headache.

      It has been continuous since Friday. Eventually I will be throwing up as Co-drydamol does that to me, but I am alternating it with tramadol during the daytime to try & stop throwing up!

      Looking back now I realise that a lot of my so-called migraines were sinus headaches. I wish there was some other treatment that worked than having your sinuses scraped! Since i have had this problem for an insanely long time I think it will be 😦


  3. Ouch. Hopefully by the time I am reading this your headache is just a bad memory.


    • Barbara says:

      Thank you 🙂 Unfortunately it just won’t go…. I have to take really strong drugs, and as soon as they wear off i’m in agony again. The only medication that really works at all is Tramadol, but it also makes me really ‘buzzy’ so i can’t take it after 6pm or i’m awake all night, and the codeine that i have only lasts for 2 hours, so i wake up every 2 hours during the night in bits.

      I’m seeing a specialist tomorrow. Maybe he will decapitate me – Fingers crossed!


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  7. Al says:

    I have a suggestion. Try a hot shower, letting the water hit your face as hot as you can stand it for as long as you can stand it. It really works for me.

    P.S. You have a beautiful hippocampus (hope I’m not being too fresh).


    • Barbara says:

      I had my sinuses scraped on the 25th of February (remember I was in bed a lot) this has really really helped 🙂 I still get headaches, but nothing like the scaffold pole between the eyes I was getting then. I do the hot shower thing & it helps too. My migraine headaches were triggered by a whiplash injury I had years ago. Hot water on my neck really really helps 🙂

      My surgeon said my sinuses were a real mess, so I might need a second operation later on (she couldn’t do too much all at once) but they were much worse than they looked on the MRI which makes me feel better as I wasn’t whining for nothing!


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