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I f***ing hate my sinuses on flights

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Bubbler, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    I feel punch drunk right now flying back from a road trip. Some time in flight descent, something burst in my head, causing some serious pain. When I blew my nose, I had this oddball orangeish mucus. I feel like David Keith from Firestarter gone horribly ... I don't know about wrong, but not right.

    Usually the descent is relief from sinus-related problems, today it was the cause of it. I feel woozy and was kind of slow getting off the plane. I also feel like someone's wrapping a hot towel around my head ... tight.

    I'm about to go on my 11th (and thankfully final) flight in less than two weeks, probably child's play for some of you, but a lot for me. I wonder if there is some cumulative effect going on here? I've had some serious sinus issues on about every other flight, but there's no consistency. I've had no problems on flights with severe altitude changes or had problems on relatively low-altitude connectors. And vice versa. Fuck is it ever frustrating.

    In short, I hate my sinuses. Boredom at the airport terminal rant over.
  2. Seriously, chew gum during the flight. Your sinuses will pop during takeoff and landing; chewing gum alleviates the pressure.
  3. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Doesn't work. My sinuses laugh at gum chewing as if to say, "That's all you got, bitch?"

    None of those tricks work and I've tried them all.
  4. Nasal spray? The container should be small enough.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    It's the seventh sign dude... kiss your loved ones buh-bye...
    Oh. And find dyepack. If you're gonna go, at least do us one last favor
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    No dice. It would work eventually, but not short-term on a flight. And if you take medicine beforehand, it is negated by the pressure changes.
  7. Lester Bangs

    Lester Bangs Active Member

    Feelin' ya ... my sinus issues are relentless and they essentially mock anything I do. Advil sinus is the only thing that provides and real relief and, like you, they actually usually feel better coming down in airplanes. I have moments, though, when the pain is so acute I actually literally see flashes in my field of vision. Fucking brutal and there's almost no way to alleviate it, short of surgery and even that's 50-50 it'll work.
  8. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Bubbler, whether or not you are going to fly again soon, go to an ear, nose and throat doc.
  9. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    You tried gettin' a fuckin' haircut?
  10. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    That's my plan, Mark. I'm tired of this bullshit.
  11. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Good. I'm no expert by any means, but blowing out orange can't be good.
  12. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Nope. I've contemplated cutting off my nose to spite my sinuses, or something like that.

    While I'm at it, American Airlines can suck my dick for their flight delays. Maintainence issues my ass, you fucked up getting the plane to the gate and the Union-ized crew got the fuck out of Dodge. I heard the whole thing you lying bastards!
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