Thursday, May 29, 2008

Thanks, Dr. Oz!

I have been suffering - and I do mean suffering - with a sinus headache since Monday. Pain relievers have not been working. All the water I've been drinking hasn't helped. Sinus medicine hasn't helped. Even the magic juice I drink when I get sick hasn't helped much. I'm not sure where the sinus infection came from, but I need it to go away.

Here's where Dr. Oz comes in. I remembered an episode of Oprah earlier in the season where he had an audience member use one of these:

This is a neti pot. You use it to flush and clean your sinuses to help with allergies, sinus headaches and other sinus related problems. In desperation, I asked Diggity to go to CVS and buy one for me last night. He thought I was kidding when I told him the name and wanted to make sure the people at CVS wouldn't laugh at him for asking for an imaginary object. Sure enough, he came home with a neti pot and I started using it last night. I love it. It is an odd sensation to use it, but it really works well. Only one downside - the instructions say to use a half packet of the sodium mixture until you get used to using the neti pot. I did use a half packet the first couple times, but in the middle of the night I accidentally dumped a whole packet in and decided to go ahead and use it. Then the next time, I used a whole packet again. I think I swallowed a lot of salt water by accident because I ended up so sick to my stomach, I had to pull over on the way to school because I thought I was going to vomit all over my car. I turned around and went home and slept for 6 hours straight. Luckily, G-Man was able to stay at the sitter all day during school hours, which allowed me to sleep.

Nausea aside, I can tell that it is helping and I hope that I can get back to normal in the next couple of days. I have a lot of yard work and blogging to catch up on!

5 comments:

Michelle said...

I have the exact same one and I love it! This is what got me through Savior of the World and rehearsals for Annie Get Your Gun. People think I am crazy when I recommend this to them--then they try it and find out that I am right! Glad you discovered it too.

LL said...

hooray for the neti pot and hooray for a 6 hour nap.... hope you're feeling better!!!

Macy said...

Michelle - glad to hear someone else has had success with it. I'm loving it and feel much better tonight.

LL - Thanks! It has taken all day, but I do feel better.

Michal said...

i have been meaning to get me one of those since i saw that oprah a year ago. i'm glad to hear it works. one of these days . . .

T&H&baby said...

Ummm, this is funny because I've had the same headache for three days. All the Motrin in the bottle hasn't helped one bit. Thank you Macy and thank you, Dr. Oz.

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