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lizzie793
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PostSubject: Coping with colds   Wed May 16, 2012 9:28 pm

How do you cope when you have cold with IIH?

Was just wondering if anyone has any tips on how to cope when you have cold with IIH. I am still awaiting an official diagnosis, don't see Neurologist for 2 weeks. I am on Diamox and had started to think may be I was starting to cope a bit better with the tablets and that they were maybe working. However have just started with cold which obviously has not helped the headaches but I have also noticed that my vision has deteriorated slightly it had cleared completely after the Lumbar puncture. I wondered if anyone had experienced this when they have cold. I presume it is something to do with the changes in pressure because of the cold. I have always reached for the cold cure capsules previously but having read that some of these can make matters worse I am at present managing on paracetamol and olbas oil. I would like to hear from anyone about how they cope with colds and IIH
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PostSubject: Re: Coping with colds   Thu May 17, 2012 4:37 am

Wish I could help, Lizzie, but I haven't had any serious colds since the start of my IH.
It sounds like what you are doing is very practical. Can you put in a call to your doc and ask his opinion?
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PostSubject: Re: Coping with colds   Thu May 17, 2012 5:40 pm

Ick! Colds/allergies/sinus infections are the total pits since I've had IIH! The extra pain and pressure of the sinus congestion on top of an already-pressurized head can feel like torture. I feel your pain! *hugs*

First of all, it was helpful to me to ask my doctor what I could take. For instance, I had always taken Allegra-D, but he suggested I switch to plain Allegra, since the decongestant in the "D" might actually cause in increase in my IIH symptoms. Secondly, it helps me to do whatever I can to relieve the congestion in my sinuses/ears ... my two favorite things to use are cold cloths over my sinuses, and a vaporizer or a vapo-rub with the eucalyptus to help clear the sinuses.

Other than that, it's just resting and waiting it out, unfortunately. At the first sign that it may be progressing to a sinus or ear infection, I always get to my GP so he can assess if antibiotics are needed. Hopefully it won't get to that point for you this time though! *hugs* Hope these suggestions help and hope you feel better really quick! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Coping with colds   Thu May 17, 2012 8:20 pm

Plenty of fluids and rest, all the usual applies. Ask the Pharmacist what cold remedy is compatible with your medication if you feel you need one.

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PostSubject: Re: Coping with colds   Thu May 17, 2012 8:58 pm

Thanks everyone
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PostSubject: Re: Coping with colds   Thu May 17, 2012 9:30 pm

*From Facebook*
Gemma Hodkinson - I always take an allergy tablet to stop the sneezing and ease the congestion
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