Apparently, August and November are the months when my sinus headaches kick in. I'm not sure what the exact cause is, but I'm thinking it might be weather-related.
I have some of my prescribed migraine meds that I can take if the headaches get too bad, but that medicine is more expensive than over-the-counter remedies, and does not work as effectively for my sinus headaches as it does for migraines -- I would rather use that medication for my migraines, or as a very last resort for the sinus headaches.
Laying down in a dark room with a compress over my forehead/eyes is not always an option, and I can't take off/miss work whenever a sinus headache hits. The family is a bit more "forgiving", but "Mommy has another headache" gets old pretty quickly, too.
I've found that typical sinus headache medications don't really help, and often just exacerbate the problem. The pain/ache usually settles around my right eye, down my cheek and down the back of my neck.
Do you have a 'sure-fire' remedy for getting rid of sinus headaches? Even if it seems far-fetched, I'd like to hear it.