I've got the most astonishing cold!
Had it since last Wednesday. On Thursday it turned snotty and it's showing no sign of stopping yet. The sheer quantity of snot has to be seen to be believed. My sinuses are making 'eeeeeeeeeeeee' sounds as it all slops around in there. I've got sore stomach muscles from blowing my nose. I've just had about 6 blows in succession and it's getting thicker and greener them more I blow, and it's not stopping. I think my eye is loose now, it hurts behind it.Posted 7 years ago
What colour is brain? I'm getting worried.DrPMember
What are sinuses for exactly?
Technically the air doesn't flow through the sinuses, so not really for warming the air.
Theories include lightening the skull whilst maintaining strength, altering the pitch of our voice (can't really see an evolutionary advantage there though), or as a crumple zone….?!
DrPPosted 7 years ago
OK, right. Had a very bad night last night. I blew my nose and the pain behind/just above my eye came back, with a vengance. It was like someone was trying to dig my face out with a spoon. I've never felt anything like it. I've broken bones, but this was waaaaay worse. It took over an hour and as many ibuprofen and paracetamol as I dared take to get rid of it. I was in agony, really bad.
Not having that again. It's out 1st wedding aniversary this weekend and I've got some stuff planned, so I'm off to the docs at 11am. Can't deal with that again.Posted 7 years agotonyg2003Subscriber
I had the most terrible sinusitis years ago. I was absolutely fed up with it and went for a big ride in the peaks (not the most sensible thing I'd agree). I got to the top of a big climb (can't remember which one) and I had the most searing pain. I leaned over and both my sinuses drained completely. It was something like a scene from Aliens. The most revolting thing but fabulous once it was clear.Posted 7 years agomtbfixSubscriber
I had a stinking cold a few weeks ago and it lasted a fortnight. I got over that and then got a 24hr bug which made me sick at both ends. Now I have a cold again. I blame the baby as she is more social than me and so must keep bringing these ailments home from playgroups.Posted 7 years ago
Nothing like a good bike ride for clearing stuff out
Nor ridden a bike for over 2 weeks now. Before this we both had gastoenteritis. I've been OK for about 3 days out of the last 12. Went for a short 3-4 mile stroll on Sunday, came back and felt absolutely knackered. I can't even look at a bike right now and I usually do 70-90 miles a week. 🙁Posted 7 years agoAnna BMember
I've had a throat infection for 12 days now and been awake at 4 in the morning because of it for the last 6. I went to the Drs yesterday and am now part of university medical research into how long untreated sore throats take to go away; apparently only 12 hours more than if you treat with antibiotics.
PP there are some tenacious germs around! GWS.Posted 7 years agoMrOvershootSubscriber
Sounds like sinusitis Peter, the pain is pretty awful isn't it. Not as bad as Kidney stones but bad enough.
I have suffered quite a bit with mine and its shocking how much and what colour the stuff that comes out can be!
I discovered that by drawing slightly warm water up my nose and hold it just at the point where you thought you were going to choke, then release it would clear them for several hours.Posted 7 years ago
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