September 28th, 2012
I don’t know what is going on inside the massive cavern of vast and empty space that is my head, but whatever it is…it ain’t good.
My sinuses are KILLING ME.
Especially the left side.
I think the left sinus passage is like, SNOWED IN or something. I have not been able to breathe clearly through that sucker for several days.
I blow, nothing comes out. I sniff, nothing goes up. But it is just completely and totally congested. It’s like fucking tunnel traffic to the city on a Friday night.
I have a neti pot, I’ve used it, but that’s only done but so much. Too much of that can actually be DRYING to the sinuses.
Which is why I added nasya to the increasingly long list 0f Shit I Am Doing To Try to Fucking Breathe.
Nasya is an Ayurvedic oil that lubricates the sinus passages. While doing the neti pot alone can ultimately be drying if one does it too often, especially since you’re using salt water, adding nasya to the regimen is supposed to help.
Key word: SUPPOSED to.
I don’t know that it’s helped. Maybe I’m not doing it properly. Maybe I’m not doing it enough. Maybe my sinus is not just snowed in but buried under an iceberg.
All I know is, 2 days ago I was in so much pain that my whole FACE hurt. My cheeks hurt, my nose hurt, my teeth hurt, my eyes hurt, my head hurt and it was all I could do not to cry, I was in so much pain. It literally got to the point where I was tiptoeing around the house because the vibration caused by taking normal steps was far too painful to endure. I took OTC sinus medication, I lay down, and I tried VERY HARD NOT TO MOVE until the meds kicked in, because any movement was sheer torture to my head.
I don’t know what to do about this. Sinus surgery is, from what I understand, one of the least successful surgeries there is. From what I’ve read, you might as well try the tool the ancient Egyptians used to stick up the nostrils of dead people and dig their brains out, because you might actually have MORE success at clearing out your sinuses that way.
So between sinuses that make me feel like someone is hosting a rave inside my head, and anemia that grows ever more serious, I’m just a walking disaster.
I’m not complaining, mind you. It could be worse. At least I’m not depressed! But still…breathing? I’m kind of interested in being able to do that FOR A LITTLE BIT LONGER, THANKS.
Help, anyone? Any suggestions ? Anything just short of sticking a gun in my left nostril and blowing my sinuses to kingdom come, I will take into consideration.
- Sinusitis: More Than Just the Sniffles (everydayhealth.com)
- Fungal Sinusitis: Is Mold the Culprit? (everydayhealth.com)
- The concept of a Neti pot is gross enough, but here’s a story to make it even more cringe-worthy [Followup] (fark.com) (Um…I’m not sure I want to read this….)