Patient Comments: Sinus Headache - Symptoms


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Comment from: Iamjim1, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 09

My sinus headache is mostly after a night sleep, and only on the left side of my face. It hurts for about 15 minutes after I wake up. But when I walk around in the daytime it goes mostly away. I wonder how come it only affects the left side of my face!

Comment from: April, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 02

I'm 5 months into recovery after a mass on my spinal cord. It did damage to my spinal cord. The lumbar laminectomy surgery left me with paralysis in my left leg. I can walk a little but, very unstable. My back also feels very tight and my leg feels like I have a rubber band around it. Sleeping is not easy. I'm very depressed. I would appreciate any words of advice.

Comment from: LR, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 02

Head pain, ear ache, tenderness in top back teeth, achy body, and persistent cough are my symptoms of sinus headache.

Comment from: Stanley Chukwuka, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: October 15

Terrible headache, blocked nose, and terrible neck pains are my symptoms of a sinus headache.

Comment from: DS, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 07

With sinus headaches I have swelling on both sides of my nose, constant post nasal drip, nausea due to drip, and upset bowel due to mucus, headaches starting every night after about 4 pm and pain in the neck especially on right side, throbbing in right eye, very dry eyes with sticky residue, pain in upper jaw right side, dripping nose when I go out in the cold, and body ache with chills. Nothing seems to make my stomach settled, so I alternate tea and chicken broth, as appetite is low during these spells.

Comment from: Liz, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 10

I have a sinus headache on the right or left side of my head. My teeth hurt in my jaw line on both sides as if I have a tooth ache, my nose drips and my throat is so dry it feels like I have a sore throat, and my eyes are watery.

Comment from: Emily, 55-64 (Patient) Published: February 20

My sinus headaches affect the left side of my face, with intense pressure and pain. They happen when a high pressure weather system gives way to a low pressure system; I can tell when precipitation is going to happen by the pain in my head. I wish I knew what to take to unclog my sinuses; if I want to know when precipitation is going to happen, I can consult the weather channel.

Comment from: Donna, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 23

My pains was in the base of my neck around the entire neck moving up in to the sinuses of my brain, back and side temples. Whenever I moved, coughed or sneezed it was like my head being shot off with a gun. Consistent sinus headache pain for hours on. I did not sleep for three days. Finally I had to make a trip to the hospital around 2am for relief. I was miserable!

Comment from: edgar m., 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 22

My sinus headache symptoms are vomiting, headaches, and crying eye for 3 or 4 days in a row, but only at night time when going to bed.

Comment from: tdelhomme, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 14

I"ve had a sinus infection for 7 days (been to my general physician twice) and am taking steroids. One of my worst pains is that when I get up from a chair after 15 minutes or so my entire head feels like it is going to explode. After 2 to 3 minutes things get back to normal.

Comment from: acarrillo, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 31

It began with very painful throbbing on my right frontal side then I felt it lower on my right side. I noticed when I coughed, it worsened the pain.

Comment from: barb, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 03

I used Tylenol for sinuses. It helps take away the pain. My right nostril runs all the time. I am going to try my Neddy pot today. I hope it works.


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Comment from: 35-44 Female Published: October 17

The bone of my eyebrow is aching as well as my cheekbone and my jaw bone beside my ear are also aching. I was about to stand up to wash my face in the morning. I had a cold, almost three days, and then headaches, jaw bone and cheekbone of mine started to ache, and the bone between my nose and eyes also started to ache. I felt at ease when I took a pain reliever.

Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 17

I have pain in the front of my forehead. I can feel pressure behind my nose and eyes. I also have pain behind my ears and the back of my head by my neck. I have tried sinus headache medication, but after the medicine wears off the headache is back.

Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 23

I experienced severe pain in my frontal sinus on right side only with my sinus headache.


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