Hi Jenifer can I just say I have the exact same problem and have been battling it for ten years now with no real progress, as you no drugs seem to work, mine are always when I wake in the morning sometimes getting better as the day goes by or the bad ones have lasted up to 4 days. I dont get the watery eyes associated with hey fever and allergys so its so frustrating isn't ti when it spoils so much of life. I have had a theory about the wet weather also and the other day I found this article on a web site ill cut and paste, it confirms our theorys on the weather being involved and especialy air pressure. I have found it very helpfull to keep headache diarys to try to pin down the periods that are worst for me also accuired a digital barometer they are only about 15 pound these days and have also temperature and humidity sensors, I have a theory that I am allergic to dust or pollen maybe both, blocking my sinuses and they create to much histimine during sleep causing the blockages in my sinuses, maybe? but everything seems to get alot worse in the wet weather. A way to flush snuses is to use a netty pot to poor warm water with salt in threw the nose this is good for cleaning bacteria from the snuses but I have yet to try it out properly. Also eucoliptus eleviated the pressure somewhat. Here is the article I found, If I do have great success in find a cure for our condition I will post here, one day I am going to make a website dedicated to it, so hopefully I can help others that are affected>
Rainy Days & Sinus Pain
Oct 5, 2010 | By Diane Marks
When it rains outside, it means that a front is moving through the area, which causes a change in air pressure. The change in air pressure during a rainy day can lead to sinus pain, or a sinus headache, according to "USA Today." A sinus headache may increase as the weather front comes closer and decrease once the storm passes, according to The Weather Channel. If you experience frequent sinus headaches, talk with a doctor, as migraine headaches are commonly misdiagnosed as sinus headaches.
Sinus pain is the result of pressure placed throughout the head from inflammation in the sinus cavity. Your sinuses are composed of air-filled pockets. When these pockets become swollen, pressure is placed on the eyes, forehead, ears, cheeks and teeth, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. A sinus headache resulting from a rainy day may be worse in the morning upon waking and progressively get better throughout the day.
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According to UMMC, sinus pain feels like a dull, throbbing pain in the middle of the head. The pain may worsen if you bend down or stand up quickly. Sinus headaches may make your face sensitive to touch, producing soreness.
Rainy days are unavoidable. If a weather front causes a sinus headache, use over-the-counter drugs and natural remedies to combat the symptoms. Decongestants are used to reduce inflammation in the sinus cavity. Use decongestants with caution, as they can have adverse side effects, such as increased heart rate, sleeplessness and nervousness. Use steam and run a humidifier to help soothe the sinuses, according to MayoClinic.com.
If a sinus headache persists after the weather front has passed, look for signs of a sinus infection. If the sinus cavity was swollen for an extended period of time, an infection may have set in. MayoClinic.com recommends seeing a doctor if you develop a fever over 100.5 F, symptoms last for more than 10 days and medications don't provide relief. If your discharge becomes thick and yellowish green in color, seek medical advice.
If you suffer from nasal polyps, chronic allergies, a deviated septum, chronic sinusitis or other nasal issues, you are at greater risk of developing a sinus headache from rainy days. Talk with a doctor about using preventive medications such as corticosteroid nasal sprays to maintain healthy sinuses.