I'm pretty sure I have a sinus infection. My left cheekbone, jaw - to ear, area hurt. They just HURT. filled with pressure & so much mucus. I had a miserable night sleep as my teeth hurt, my face hurt from pressure, my pelvis hurts (ah, that's not related to the sinus infection). I've never had a sinus infection before but I'm pretty sure that after a week of blowing my nose with this stupid cold, that's what it is. Thank god it's not on the right side (yet...?).
I tried using my neti pot last night - but my sinuses were so blocked that I couldn't even get water to flow. It was SO PAINFUL. I had an instant water-up-my-nose-headache all the way to the back of my head. Burning, tingling, not good. I gave up. I tried again this morning and I can actually breathe through both nostrils! That hasn't happened in a week (love the neti pot). I still have a lot of facial/jaw pain & pressure. I tried to make a doctor's appt today but my doctor no longer is at our clinic (nice! Thanks for letting me know!) and I can't get in to see anyone else today - how handy! I'm going to try to go to the Quick Clinic at Cub...we'll see how I fair. Otherwise I will continue doing the neti pot & drinking lots of water. I don't know what else to do....the acetaminophin doesn't TOUCH the pain and I dont 'think I can take anything else since I'm pregnant.
*sigh* This stinks!