My head is not my friend. My nose is not my friend. They work alone and more often in tandem, wreaking havoc with monster migraines and stuffy sinuses. Bitches.
Aleve and Imitrex have been my saviors, but since it’s time to conceive, I must bid them adieu. Cry. (The Topomax I took to control the migraines? I gave it the boot months ago. Not sure it was doing much anyway, other than contributing to ten pounds of weight loss. Thanks a lot).
So I guess I’m only left with “natural remedies.” This week, I’m giving a neti pot a try. Because there’s nothing more natural than pouring salt and water in one nostril and watching it come out the other.
I don’t know that I’m ready to give it a whole-hearted seal of approval, but I’ll admit I felt my nasal passages open a bit after yesterday’s go. (And any little relief is welcomed. My left nostril was so clogged, I poured forever before any water could even break through. Yeah, that bad). Of course, the whole thing also felt super F U N K Y, so it’s touch and go for now. But hey, if it’s the only thing I’ve got, I’ll give it a whirl.
I could have sworn that those few weeks I was pregnant, I felt better, as far as head and nose go. A girl can dream. If so, the cure to my pains may just be nine pregger months. Well, except for the nausea, the constant peeing, feeling hot all the time,….