Since I can remember, I’ve always had asthma, always been allergic to pretty much everything. I specifically remember always needing a tissue too, because I always had a snotty beak.
Basically I have an over-active immune system.
The primary immune response is to produce histamine, which in turn produces swelling and snot and stuff.
My sinuses seem to think air conditioning is an extra dangerous pathogen, so whenever I’m in work I leave with a smashing headache. The brain-fog and generally shyte feeling that accompanies it, is rather crap.
– Give up dairy. Try it for 3 days and see how you feel. The worst thing is having to put up with people complaining about you not eating dairy, with comments such as ‘don’t be so stupid’, ‘it’s all in your head, how can you be allergic to milk?’; but fcuk them.
– Hot water, lemon and honey seems to help clear some mucus.
– Your lymphatic system doesn’t work unless you’re moving around, so you get a mucus build up. Sitting all day is bad for you for a variety of reasons, including the aforementioned one. So try and exercise and move whenever you can.
– If you have a stiff neck, this needs to get sorted out. A stiff neck definitely leads to sinus headaches ( google it, I’m not fibbing)
– Chesteze tablets are the only thing that touch my sinus problems when it’s flared up. You can get them on ebay. Sida cordifolia is decent too, see bulkpowder.co.uk for them. Be careful though, they are a stimulant of sorts, and therefore potentially bad for your heart.
– I’m looking at nootropics to combat the brain-fog and depressed feeling that comes with really bad sinuses. I’ll do a separate post on that though.
Here’s a completely random picture of Ted and I to help cheer you up if you’re currently suffering: