I’ve been pretty lucky throughout my life, having gone 34 years without experiencing a sinus cold. Of course, that luck ran out on my flight home from Europe last summer. Yep, that’s right – a tiny little sore throat turned into raging pressure and pain in my sinuses that were so bad I could barely see straight when I stepped off the plane! I’ve always heard horror stories from fellow travelers about having to cancel trips last minute due to sinus pressure, but I’ve never heard of anyone actually coming down with a sinus cold while ON a flight. I guess anything can happen on a 12 hour flight across the Atlantic!
So imagine, I had just returned from two weeks in Europe with Angeline. People were calling and texting me left and right, wanting to come over to see me and look at my photos, to catch up on my trip, to see my souvenirs.
Since I was overseas, I did not work while I was gone, and had two weeks worth of blogging work and emails to catch up on…not to mention the fact that I hadn’t seen my husband in two weeks!
I laid in bed for three days with my head beneath the covers, taking every cold medicine I could think of, and nothing worked. I missed deadlines for work, my friends and family were going crazy wanting to see me and all I could do was cry because I was in so much pain. My mom came over after a few days to pick up Angeline to take her out for the day and began asking me what my symptoms were…one thing led to another and she told me that it sounded like I had a sinus cold. That was the first time I took SUDAFED® for a sinus cold, and I was amazed at the difference it made so quickly! I only wish that I had taken it the moment I stepped off that plane, as I lost valuable time suffering for no reason!
Have you ever had an experience like that? Has Sinus pressure and pain forced you to miss out on something fun? Sinus sufferers can enter to win their very own SUDAFED REPLAY™ – it’s a way to help you relive one of your most regrettable, missed out moments…only without suffering from sinus pressure and pain this time!
Entering is easy! Just describe the activity that you missed out on, or even one that you simply suffered through, due to sinus pain and congestion on the SUDAFED REPLAY™ app on the SUDAFED® Facebook page!
90 winners will receive $250 in gift cards or merchandise pertaining to certain categories, like a Flight Replay, Sporting Event Replay, Movie Replay, etc. The sweepstakes is open through April 6, 2014, so you still have plenty of time to enter! You can enter daily, so make sure to get all of your entries in before the sweepstakes ends on April 6th, 2014!