Posted by Susan (188.8.131.52) on December 21, 1999 at 09:03:20:
In Reply to: Ice Pack posted by John Quinn on December 20, 1999 at 21:33:36:
The initial wave of pain that shoots through my head when the ice is placed is pretty wild.
It is important to ride out that shock.
For a couple min's the pain is worse.
Once the affected area is 'frozen' I relax and begin to feel better.
It isn't until I remove the ice that the 'thawing'
This creates a loosening of the sinus fluid which gets blown out.
Only then I feel some relief.
I repeat this process a few times until I can replace the ice with a strong cup of coffee which does the beast in.
Of course this is only temporary til the next attack.
Gagging myself to where I create same loosening of fluid works too, but I wouldn't recommend it.
I used to not have anything left in my stomach until I learned to keep from actually throwing up.
Sorry if I grossed you out at all,but this is my routine.
Some say heat but that makes me worse.
We keep the fans on even during the Winter so I can stay cool.
Maybe if it snows I will go stick my head in it.
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