I have a cold and scared about taking pain meds and cold meds. I'm at a point with my post opt that I don't have a lot of pain but I still get headachs. I'm taking over the counter meds but no help for the headachs. I don't know if the headachs are from the cold or not.

When I am uncertain about whether my head hurts from chiari or sinus pressure I take Sudafed. The kind you have to get from the pharmacist because the new one doesn't work for me. You can typically take Sudafed with pain meds but ask the pharmacist just to be save. I know they sell it mixed with Advil in Advil Cold and Sinus.