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Old 02-03-2005, 01:58 PM   #1
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DanPoz HB User
temple pain, Earache now headaches


I am going nuts. Throughout most if my life headaches have been rare. About a year ago i began having pain on my temples. The last 6 months its been just the left temple and I blamed it on muscle cramps because i can push on it and feel the pain, or turn my head certain ways and feel it. Its right where your head moves when you chew. Probably from clenching I'm guessing. about two weeks ago i developed my first earache ever. After a week of taking my daily doses of motrin or tylenol I went to the urgent care doc and he saw no sign of infection. did see some swelling in there somewhere and told me to take 2400 mg of motrin per day and a decongestent for 5 days. Ive done that and still have the earache and now i have developed headaches. They are on top of my head sometimes just a small area, and sometimes all the way across, but pretty constant for 4 days now. Earache is less or maybe just less noticable becaus eof the headaches. Sometimes it goes around my left eye too. It's all predeominantly left sided.

I feel like I am crazy and the doctor will just say its stress. Xanax doesn't work for these headaches so i'm guessing its a bit more. Sinus infection? no temperature, aloso not any more plugged up then normal. I'm always a little plugged.

Any thoughts, anyone have this happen?


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Old 02-04-2005, 06:27 AM   #2
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Re: temple pain, Earache now headaches

Hi Dan,

I think you should look into "TMJ" your description fits that possibility completely.

My first symptom was ear pain followed by the temple pain etc., etc. I now have pulsating tinninitus due to TMJ - Not Fun!!!!

Good luck to you - Tracie

Old 02-04-2005, 09:48 AM   #3
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Re: temple pain, Earache now headaches

Thanks, I was molded for a mouthpiece at my dentist the other day. Just seems weird that it could cause such pain so suddenly. I hope thats it because the worrying about tumors, cancer etc... is probably whats causing the headaches on top of my head. Its just gotten so much worse in the last couple of weeks.

Old 02-04-2005, 11:06 AM   #4
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Re: temple pain, Earache now headaches

Yes the more you worry the more tension that will cause. I'm really certain that you have TMJ - check the TMJ Board and you will see you are not alone in this.

Best of luck to you - Tracie

Old 02-21-2007, 03:59 AM   #5
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Nancy0307 HB User
Re: temple pain, Earache now headaches

I don't know if you are still having this problem or are still looking at this board but my dad had an illness called temporal arteritis which can be very serious and has the symptoms you're describing. Please look into this if you are still feeling sick. My dad lost his vision because of this illness

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