so, yesterday I flew down from Bonnie Scotland to Luton airport on Easyjet. When it came to landing I had a scary pain in my face and head. I have had this a couple of times before (when landing), and wondered if I was having a stroke. When it's happening I can't talk to anyone else, because I'm so absorbed by the discomfort.
In this case, I intuitively pressed on parts of my head and face. Especially the ear flap, I found. Once landed it was a lot better, and generally better over the next few hours.
I am aware that I got a chill on Saturday night (standing outside at a party, and then sitting in a cold marquee eating a delicious meal). And then I had a very runny nose later on Sunday. So, perhaps this problem was linked to blocked sinuses or something. I no longer remember if I had a cold on the other occasions.
I do remember some years ago a friend talking of not wanting to travel by air when he had ? an ear infection. And mention of burst ear drums.
So, perhaps something of this ilk happened to me.
I googled a bit and it seems to be 'aerosinusitis'. What I found interesting was that there was no/little mention made of the intuitive pressure point work I did. That did feel very important in preventing more damage (eg the burst ear drum thing, or somewhere I saw something about bleeding).
So, what I am offering here is the knowledge that this can happen: ie pain in head/ face when travelling with an cold/infection. And that this intuitive pressing can be important to help resolve it most satisfactorily.
anyone else any thoughts or experiences to share?
all for now,