sinus pain (i hope)

hello all. i getting over a cold, which is good, but also means im typing this with my left eye closed, again! i have had this for 7 years off and on, always above my left eyebrow a sharp stabbing pain, im pretty sure it's sinusitis, worsened by smoking. the docs has put me on antibiotics twice but it's hard to cure apparently.
my problem is nothing helps the awful pain. i've tried steaming my head, olbas oil all the traditional stuff and sinutab, sudofed etc. it's always there nagging but is bought on by cold or hey fever and knocks me off my feet.
anybody had similar? or can help my with my pain relief? not medical advice, i know we cant do that i just wondered if anyone had experienced similar?
thanks

  Seth Haniel 11:35 10 Sep 08

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Migraine???

  Seth Haniel 11:37 10 Sep 08

link no good - just put in Yahoo Search - "pain above left eyebrow" plenty of results

suggesting Migraine

hi the works doctor recons it's migrane, it's an avenue i havnt tried, maybe i should. i went to optician last week and an eye injuries from my crazy years is catching up with me (right eye) im have some glasses made with prisms? this may help.
im saying sinusitis because it follows a cold and worsens if i bend over. right now i cant even touch my left eyebrows. this does seem to make me more sensitive to light though so may try migraine remedy.
anyway thanks for reply

  Grey Goo 11:46 10 Sep 08

You should ask your Doctor if you could see an ENT Surgeon.

  NewestRoyWidd1 12:31 10 Sep 08

Go back to your GP and insist he/she gets to the bottom of this.
You shouldn't have to endure such pain and discomfort.

  birdface 12:33 10 Sep 08

I get a mild version of what you get.I use Mu-Cron Tablets.But then again I have not been to the Doctors and have used various pills .But those work better than most of the ones that I have tried.7 years on and off.Time you were asking your doctor for a second opinion.A doctor is only a general practitioner and knows a lot about different things.I think it is time he sent you to see a specialist for your condition.

  laurie53 13:14 10 Sep 08

Though I no longer suffer much I too used Mucron.

Two at bedtime were particularly effective for me.

thanks for all the replies guys, will try mucron and will go see doc again.

  al's left peg 23:14 12 Sep 08

Hi adman 2,

I know you have ticked resolved but I have just noticed your post. I have had this before as well, it's bloody awful. If you are bunged up and can't really breathe through your nostrils very well, I would advise you to use a sinus rinse. If you see your GP and ask about it. It's not the most comfortable thing to do but it worked wonders for me. I don't know if the rules of the forum allow me to name the product so I won't. Like I say though, your GP will point you in the right direction.

  Forum Editor 23:19 12 Sep 08

as a result of medical advice you are offered in the forum, however well-meaning it might be. Self diagnosis and treatment can be very dangerous, and your best course of action is to seek advice from your doctor.

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