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Old 11-27-2010, 05:06 PM   #1
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Facial Pressure and Temple Pains

Hello to all,

I am new to the board and have found lots of good information on it.

here is my story:

On oct 6-7th I got hit with a very bad set of sinus/facial/temple pains and
saw a friend dr and he gave me a set of z pack antibiotics that lasted 5-6 days.

I took them and at first it did help a little but after i was done, the facial pressures were still there but the temple pain.

I went to my Ent and he gave me augmentin and told me to take it for 10 days, i took the med and even when i was done with it, the facial pressures did not stop.

Eventually the pains/pressures in the temples have started to show up again and I am now stuck with them on a daily basis.

I had a cat scan and the ent saw no infections left, I could easily go take a tylenol ( which I have been doing for 2-3 nights, because the pressures in the temple keep me awake).

The Ent says that since i have no infection, that my pressures in the temple are TMJ related. I have had tmj for over 15-20 years and never had pressures in the temple before i got hit with my first sinus infection last year.

The pressure is there almost all day and at first i was very freaked out about this, but now im calm and thats the best i can do.

I use flonase 2x a day, nasal wash 1x a day and allergy spray cal patanese 2x a day.

Can someone please share their experiences and lemme know how they dealt with the temple pains and how they actually got some sleep

bless you all and i hope you have a happy holiday!

p.s- can allergies bring on the facial pressures and pain in the temple? I will do my best to see an allergist soon.

 
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Old 11-29-2010, 04:45 PM   #2
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Re: Facial Pressure and Temple Pains

Hi,
Well, you sound like me, I just finished z-pack last night and still have temple pain. I know mine is related to TMJ. My jaw has been cracking alot lately and my cheeks hurt, sinuses and temples. I think a decongesant would help too, so maybe you could try that as well. You may not have an infection any longer, but need to break it up. Before sleep I heat up a warm compress in the micro and lay it on my ear/temple/jaw, the ear really hurts.

Hope this helps.

 
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:10 PM   #3
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Re: Facial Pressure and Temple Pains

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Hi,
Well, you sound like me, I just finished z-pack last night and still have temple pain. I know mine is related to TMJ. My jaw has been cracking alot lately and my cheeks hurt, sinuses and temples. I think a decongesant would help too, so maybe you could try that as well. You may not have an infection any longer, but need to break it up. Before sleep I heat up a warm compress in the micro and lay it on my ear/temple/jaw, the ear really hurts.

Hope this helps.
Thanks for the reply. All of these temple sensations/forehead sensations didnt start coming around till i finished the augmentin. These sensations are with me every day and they come and go throughout the day. When the forehead starts feeling pressuresed, then it shifts down to the bridge of my nose and then the back of the head and the temples start feeling pressured.

I know that it shouldnt get the best of me, but i worry about the dreaded Meningitis and get scared of it. I came of augmentin about 20+ days ago and i have these pressures everyday.

My ent says that its tmj related and i have had that for over 15-20 years an dnever had the pressures in the temple.

I have scheduled an appointment with a new ENT tomorrow and hopefully i'll get a clue on why i get these forhead pressures and the pressures in the temples.

Thanks again!

 
Old 11-29-2010, 07:22 PM   #4
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Re: Facial Pressure and Temple Pains

Keep me posted. I bet it's clogged sinuses. Just my unprofessional opinion. I do not think you have meningitis. Try to relax until then, you will be fine. It is not pleasant to have to feel this way, not unusual. Let me know how it goes.

 
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Re: Facial Pressure and Temple Pains

You would know if you had meningitis. Literally, light is so painful and you can't bend you head down to touch your chest. (been there done that)
I have sinus problems a lot. I had jaw surgery years ago and i think when my sinuses were cut I developed scar tissue that traps congestion.
I take a washcloth wet it either under one of those hot water dispensers or if you don't have one, wet it, squeeze out the excess water and put it in the microwave for about 13 seconds. Be careful as it will be very hot. Anyway, I hold it up to my face and inhale the steam through my nose. I repeat the process for about 15 minutes. For me it is relief as it loosens everything up and I can blow my nose. No more pressure under the eye, behind the eye, nose and forehead. It's the only thing that relieves the pressure for me

 
Old 12-26-2010, 03:35 PM   #6
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Re: Facial Pressure and Temple Pains

Hi folks,

My head pressures still continue to go on, the pains in the temple are a bit better but I get daily head pressures in sinus spots. My nose and its bridge are annoyed and in pain all day and the sinus spots near my eye brows are annoyed as well....The temple pain comes and goes as usual.

I have been told that these are tension headaches and I need to relax more. I have been the same person all my life, nothing has changed..nothing new.

After the last day of the antibiotic augmentin all of these head pressures started coming around as well as the temple pains.

I have been told its tmj, i saw a tmj dr and he said it wasn't due to tmj.

I am seeing a Acupunture specialist and he says that its congestion left over from the sinus infection that I had over 1-2 months ago and it can stay for a long long time.

I was taking tylenol for almost 1 month plus, just 1 pill instead of the regular 2, to just sleep at nights...I have stopped taking them because I do not want liver damage.


Can anyone relate to my story? Has anyone had sinus pressures on their face, nose and eye brows when they have had no infection?

I had an mri, cat scan, both were good and normal.

I just want some sort of relief from this, having nose/bridge of nose pressure and pain on a daily basis with pain in the sinus section of the forehead makes life very hard to live and function.

Thanks and God bless!

 
Old 12-26-2010, 03:51 PM   #7
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Re: Facial Pressure and Temple Pains

Hello,

I had an mri, and a cat scan and both showed nothing. The pain in the temples has gotten a little bit better but I get more pain in the nose/bridge of my nose and sinus section near the eyebrows on a daily basis. My nose pain started coming along just recently and it comes and stays on a daily basis.

I have no infection or anything but my sinus sections still seem to hurt and there is no relief for me. I have seen my ENT quite a few times and he says its allergies and cannot explain what thing can cause my nose to behave the way it is.

I have seen an allergist one time and she tested me and said i had bad allergies towards dust mite and trees, pollen. I will go back for the second part of the test on tuesday.

I have ordered an allergy air purifier for my room and a spray to kill the dust mites on my bed and pillows ans couch.

I am seeing an Acupuncturist 1-2 times a week and he keeps telling me that my head pressures are because of the leftovers from the sinus infection I had 1-2 months ago. He tells me that they can last for a long time and that just makes me so uncomfortable.

I have seen other doctors that tell me all my head pressures and temple, nose/bridge of nose pain are from tension headaches.......

Nothing has changed in my life, i am the same person i was before....all of these pains and pressures came after taking that antibiotic Augmentin.....All of it .

I can understand what the acupuncturist says, it makes sense that maybe these pains are leftovers from the sinus infection that I had. But How can one stop it?

Can anyone relate to what I am saying?

My ENT was also saying that My pains in the temple are TMJ related, i went and saw a tmj dr and he said i had no tmj.

I have done everything in my power to help myself, I use to take 1 tylenol at night to sleep but i have stopped that to not damage my body.

If anyone has or had my issue please make a comment, my life is going backwards because of this and having a pain in the nose/bridge of the nose daily with eyebrow sinus pain is horrible....

God bless you!

 
Old 12-31-2010, 11:37 AM   #8
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Re: Facial Pressure and Temple Pains

Hi there,

I am experiencing something similar, and can totally relate to your frustration...I had a sinus infection a couple months back, and took 2 separate courses of antibiotics for it. After no real relief, I went back and had a CT scan, which was clear, and was told there was no infection. So I have been treating the symptoms with flonase, sinus rinses, claritin, an air purifier, etc...the congestion is helped a bit, especially by the flonase, but my primary symptom is these excruciating headaches that make me feel like I got hit by a semi each time I wake up in the morning. I wonder how it is that they can tell me my sinuses are fine, when I can feel this pressure in my head and cheeks, and above my eyes, and pressure in the ears...takes me a couple of hours each morning just to feel like I can function enough to hop in the shower and get dressed.

I feel like there may also be a combination of things going on here, because my jaw pain does sound a bit like TMJ, and I've got neck and upper back problems as well that are worse in the morning. I would be interested to hear more about the interaction between sinus symptoms and tension headaches, neck/back problems, TMJ etc.

Could it be that the two of us are just so stressed out having to deal with the sinus stuff and being given no answers and no relief (not to mention trying to deal with work and other life stressors), that the tension headaches and other symptoms have arisen on top of the sinus symptoms? Just a theory. I'd be really interested to know if others have experienced these two issues at the same time...

Hang in there, baby.

 
Old 01-04-2011, 03:56 PM   #9
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Re: Facial Pressure and Temple Pains

Hi to julia and all,

thanks for the replies, my situation still remains the same. I have seen my allergist and have ordered a bunch of stuff that will reduce my allergies to dust mites.

I have ordered some shampoos and wipes that also reduce the amount of allergies that my dogs can give off. My allergy test showed just a tiny bit of allergies to my pets but very bad ones to dust mites.

My allergist has given me zyrtec and a nasal spray call veramyst....the veramyst is similar to flonase.

I also tried zyrtec D which has a bit of sudaphed (sorry for spelling). The sudaphed part is suppose to help with the sinus pressure part. I tried this zyrtec for 3 days and it only gave me relief for maybe 2-3 hours and then id get more odd head/scalp/sinus pressures.

I experience this very odd numbing scalp pressure the most while on the zyrtec d, so i stopped taking it.

In the past week I have developed this pressure behind the back of my head on the left side that now seems to stay and bring more stress to the left side of my face..near the temples mostly.

I have been told that maybe i slept bad on a pillow and my neck got strained and thats why the pain comes into the back of the head and then to the temple.

This whole ordeal has made my life very depressing and I applaud anyone who can function with such issues and still be able to hold a smile.


Does anyone get the head pressures in the back of their head too? This is my newest symptom and driving me crazy, it is it another issue that cannot be fixed, then that's life i guess.

I hope all of you take care and try to enjoy life as much as you can!

P.S- I have ordered this set of teas that are suppose to help with sinus issues and pressures, they are herbal teas. I will try them and give a feedback on their results.

I will do my best to find some sort of relief from this madness, we gotta keep trying folks and maybe we can find some sort of answer.

 
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Re: Facial Pressure and Temple Pains

Yes! I get the back of the head aches as well, along with neck and shoulder tightness and pain. I recently found out that for me, this is related to TMJ, and that the TMJ is directly related to the sinus stuff. But I know stress also plays a role, and having a chronic condition that is poorly understood and largely undiagnosed sure is stressful! Have you seen a chiropractor at all? I saw one today, and it was the most relief I have felt for a long, long time.

 
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Re: Facial Pressure and Temple Pains

Yes, the back of the head pain is from tension. Chiropractors do help that, it seems instantly too. I would suggest that as a place to try.

I have chronic sinus issues, TMJ and fibromyalgia, so aches and pains are part of my life. The sinus situation is always there, I have tried all kinds of decongestants, etc, but I dont' like taking medicine, sometimes it doesn't seem to work anyway. I do it only when it's really bad. In fact, I woke up during the night with such pain in my forehead and just laid down still and it got better, switching laying down side to side all night to drain the sinuses (which I do every night anyway.).

I try to remember, it could always be worse, at least it's not an illness, just a condition and that does help.

I hope you get some relief. Have you ever used a netipot? That helps, but I hear you need to do it daily for a long time to really see the difference.

 
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Re: Facial Pressure and Temple Pains

Hello Ben201,

I see that you have not posted in a long time. I was reading your history and my symptoms are very similar to yours. Constant pressure in my head and the bridge of my nose, my temples will ache for a few days and then get better and then start all over again. My illness all started in January 2011 with multiple ear infections and bronchitis. I battled dizziness for a while but now I just live with this pressure. I have seen 2 ENT's, CT Scan, MRI, bloodwork etc. All "normal". They did find a sinus retention cyst in my lower sinus which I have been told would not cause this pressure. I am working with a neurologist as well who prescribed me prednisone as it seemed as if my head had inflammation. I also went to an allergist and am allergic to mold, dust mites, pollen, tree's etc. I have had these allergies my whole like so I don't see why they would be the cause of my pain now. I am hoping that maybe you found an answer to your problems. It is so hard to live like this everyday.

 
Old 10-12-2011, 02:19 PM   #13
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Re: Facial Pressure and Temple Pains

I know it sucks to say this but I am glad that I am not alone.

Mine started around May2011. I started feeling this pressure center mainly at the bridge of my nose. I didnt think much of it but figured I would see a dr about it sooner or later. Well at work about 2 weeks later I had an episode and had to go to the ER. Just didnt feel right..felt like the world was closing on me or I was going to pass out. ER dr treated it as anxiety and sent me on my way eventhough I complained about the pressure. Exactly a week later I was in the ER again feeling pressure and really thinking I was going to die or something was seriously wrong. More tests were done..They treated it as dehydration and advised I had a cyst in my nose.

Fast Forward to August. It was nasal polyps. Just had the balloon sinulplasty and tonsils removed. I rinse everyday with the Nail Med and spray with Omnaris. I STILL have issues with my head. It is kind of a foggy feeling. And now my anxiety is through the roof. I still get the pressure on my nose but it comes and goes and I cant tell what triggers it.

Ive been to a neuro as well, had a EEG and MRI that were normal. And again I have told my ENT about the pressure but so far the response has been "Im still healing" or "there could be a lot of things that can cause pressure in the head" Im scheduled for a follow up Monday to see what he will say after Ive seen the neuro.

This really sucks. I am a pretty healthy guy and usually only get sick once a year if that. The worst things I usually have to deal with are hangovers. I dont wish this on anyone. Espeically spending the money going to multiple drs that keep telling you nothing is wrong.

If anyone has any answers or things that worked for them..PLEASE POST IT!

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Re: Facial Pressure and Temple Pains

I am back in this conversation as my alleriges/sinuses are a wreck right now too. It's the season for me. (although all year long I have problems with it!). Anyway, I am on an antibiotic for a sinus/ear infection, ( in both ears, which made sleep impossible). Anyway, I am on sudafed for the congestion and it really helps loosen it all up, not gone, but better.

Hope you all get some relief.

 
Old 12-24-2011, 08:09 PM   #15
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Re: Facial Pressure and Temple Pains

Hello to all,

thank you for all your replies! The source of my problems were that nasty antibiotic that I took, it wreaked havoc on my system for almost 6 months but it has gotten a lot better. Please stay away from antibiotics like levaquin, augmentin and biaxin. These meds can cripple people and do lots of harms.

bless you all!

 
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