Posted by episode81 on November 21, 2009
I get a lot of sinus headaches and sinus infections. I used to take decongestants until I realized that they don’t work. That only took 20 years!
Recently, I had to go to the ENT specialist to get a prescription for a sinus infection that just wouldn’t quit. He suggested Mucinex – you have probably seen the ads …. ugly green guy that lives in your lungs making life miserable. I was unconvinced as the pain was in my head not my lungs, but I was ready to try anything to kill the pain.
If you haven’t had a sinus infection (lucky you!) let me describe it for you. Imagine the worst toothache you have ever had in your life. Now imagine that in all the teeth on the LHS of your mouth. Add being punched in the nose and regularly cracked over the head with a hammer, and there you have it. Not good.
Anywho, I digress …
I took the pills (600mg, 12 hour variety) and within 24 hours, no pain. As an added bonus it doesn’t dry out your sinuses like a decongestant and it doesn’t keep you awake. Wow! It’s a miracle 🙂