Major headaches with sinus stuffiness all the time

by Shannon Meade
(Costa Mesa, CA)

Hi I have horrible headaches. Worst part that goes with it is sinus stuffiness where I am so congested I can't breathe. It is every day with sinus. Migraines I have every 2 to 3 days. Some days it is every day. I had a cat scan on my sinus' and clear as can be. What should I do? Just found out I have allergies to peanuts, pecans, watermelon, potatoes, and grapes. That explains wine too. Felt good since I stopped those for 2 days but then forgot and ate potatoes and had migraine for 2 days feeling my head will blow up. Took Advil sinus and aspirin as just one doesn't work. Help!!! Desperate!!


If your CT of the sinuses is clear you are not having "sinus" but are having migraines. Food triggers for migraine are common.

Advil, ibuprofen, aspirin and other OTC's just make the headaches worse and cause analgesic rebound headache syndrome.

Talk to your doctor about seeing a headache specialist to get the problem under better control.

Mary K Betz MS RPA-C

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