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Do Sinus Pills Affect Your Mood?

Do Sinus Pills Affect Your Mood?

Problem: Hello Tia, I was wondering if you knew if sinus and allergy pills can affect your mood. I’ve been feeling nervous, and someone said it could be my pills, but I’ve been on them for a long time.

Tip from Tia:

Well, first off, you should contact your doctor about this issue. Yes, these medications, as well as others, can affect your moods. Chronic sinus issues can cause depression, and the meds to help can cause other mood disturbances.

No matter the length of time you’ve been on sinus pills, your system can change at any time. But only your doctor can help you determine the cause.

Medication Can Stop Working

Unfortunately, it is possible for sinus pills to stop working the way they should. Over time, your body can become accustomed to the medication, and it may not be as effective as it was when you first started taking it. This is known as developing a tolerance.

Additionally, if you have been taking the same sinus medication for a long period of time, your body may become resistant to it, meaning it no longer has the desired effect.

There are also other factors that can contribute to a medication losing its effectiveness. For example, if you are not taking the medication as directed or if you are not taking the correct dosage, it may not work as well.

If you find that your sinus medication is no longer working, it’s important to speak with your doctor. They can assess your symptoms and recommend a different medication or treatment plan that may be more effective for you.


Heart Health

Ingredients in some medications can speed up the heart or cause a jittery feeling.

If you are taking sinus medication on a regular basis, you must take care of your heart health. Here are a few things you can do:

  1. Read the labels: Look at the label on your medication to see if there are any warnings or precautions for people with heart conditions. Some medications can increase heart rate or blood pressure, so it’s important to be aware of any potential risks.
  2. Talk to your doctor: If you have a history of heart disease or high blood pressure, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor before taking any medication for sinus problems. They can advise you on the best course of treatment and help you avoid any potential risks.
  3. Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water can help keep your blood pressure in check and prevent dehydration, which can strain your heart.
  4. Watch your caffeine intake: Many sinus medications contain caffeine, which can also increase heart rate and blood pressure. If you’re already sensitive to caffeine or have a heart condition, it’s best to avoid or limit your caffeine intake.
  5. Manage stress: Stress can also have an impact on your heart health, so it’s important to find ways to manage stress while taking sinus medication. Try deep breathing exercises, meditation, or yoga to help reduce stress levels.
  6. Exercise regularly: Regular exercise can help keep your heart healthy, but if you’re taking sinus medication, it’s important to listen to your body and not push yourself too hard. Stick to low-impact exercises like walking, swimming, or cycling.

By following these tips, you can help protect your heart while taking medication for sinus problems.

Natural Allergy Remedy

A tip to help naturally relieve allergies and sinus pressure and calm the nerves are by using aroma therapy. Don’t knock it till you try it, is all I have to say. Not only are the scents soothing, but inhaling or applying them to the skin can have healing properties.

So try using some lavender and pine oils to help with allergies and sinus problems. Breathing in deeply can also help calm your nerves. 


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Rest Sciatica. Stupid Tip of the Day:

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Stupid Tip of the Day: Rest Sciatica.

Many people suffer from Sciatica. It’s a nerve pain that can shoot through the butt all the way down the leg. It happens because nerves are compressed. Sometimes that is because of a herniated disc in the spine. In that case, you need to see a doctor or specialist for treatment options like artificial disc replacement.

But, treating the Sciatica immediately is very important to be able to keep up in your daily life. Resting Sciatica can be the worst decision.

Stretching out the nerves is the only way to get relief. You must push through the pain. That’s why most patients will take prescription pain-relievers, while working out the Sciatica nerves. Talk to your doctor to find out your options, there are non-narcotic pain-relievers on the market.

Tips for working out the Sciatic nerve is, laying on your stomach and arching your back, to prop up on your elbows and hold is a great way to stretch out the right areas. Repeat process several times. Also, walking and swimming have had much success in treating Sciatica. Be sure not to over shoot, with running or lifting while suffering from Sciatica. And yes, rest when needed, but resting to heal, doesn’t work with this compression of the nerves.

Another simple tip to remember is good bedding, such as pillows and mattresses along with activity can help with back care, to prevent or aid after disc replacement.

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Removing Pollen from a Surface. Quickie:

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Quickie: Removing Pollen from a Surface.

That yellow-greenish dust that covers the car, lawn chairs or grill is of course, pollen. Remember when removing pollen, don’t just wipe it away. Doing that will release spores into the air and cause allergy sufferers to have a flare up.

Wet the pollen first, either by pouring water directly on the surface or apply a saturated towel on top of the surface and let it sit for a few seconds. Once the pollen is wet you can wipe up the surface. Be sure to wash hands after handling, so allergens don’t transfer to other surfaces.

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When Working with Fiberglass Insulation. Tips in Action:

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Tips in Action: When Working with Fiberglass Insulation.

More and more individuals are starting to venture into DIY’ing it, when it comes to home projects.

A nice tip to remember when working with fiberglass insulation, rub baby powder or cornstarch over your body, to block your pores from the itchy glass getting in.

Don’t forget to put powder on your face, as well. Your skin will thank you later.

Home projects are a great way to save some money, when done right, of
course. And, it’s been found that couples who do home projects together,
can lead to a healthier relationship, in the bedroom.

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feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!

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Bleach Kills Everything. Stupid Tip of the Day:

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Stupid Tip of the Day: Bleach Kills Everything.

Bleach is a great sterilizer, and it can kill many germs and bacteria. But, it isn’t the strongest fungicide if you have mold. Yes, it will kill molds and mildew. But, it’s best feature is wiping out germs and bacteria.  

Mold has roots that can grow down deep, and bleach will tend to only kill and remove surface mold, sometimes missing the root. That allows the mold to come back again and again, multiplying down at it’s roots.

Using Hydrogen Peroxide on mold is the best plan of attack, on molds. It can penetrate deep into the surface a kill if off, without the return of it, from the same mold source.

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