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    Old 09-21-2020, 05:10 PM   #1
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    Debilitating Headaches After Rhino-Septoplasty

    The following Iíve written is quite long, so I am eternally grateful for anyone willing to listen. I genuinely appreciate everyone who spends even a minute of their time reading or attempting to help the issues Iíve been facing. In advanced, thank you so much. It means more than youíll ever now.

    At the end of 2016, I had rhino-septoplasty surgery and that begun an ongoing struggle with intense facial pain, pressure, and slight tingling around various areas of my face including:
    - The areas directly where the ear ends (on the inside part of it) right above the jaw
    - The areas directly under both nostrils
    - The area directly above the nose at the very bottom of the forehead
    - The general temple regions

    Basically Ė they occur in very random, unpredictable areas in my face.

    A little background, I began feeling these headaches/sensations a few months after the surgery, and they began to worsen over the course of the next four years.

    I have taken this issue to various doctors (ENTs, neurologists, neurosurgeons, pain management specialists, etc.), and have gotten conflicting responses, and nothing remotely close to a firm diagnoses.

    Some doctors have told me to simply ďpush through itĒ, and while that would be ideal Ö the sensations are quite intense and make even the simplest of strenuous tasks insanely difficult.

    To answer some common questions about these ĎheadachesíÖ

    When do they occur? They occur when I use my laptop and phone for even a few seconds of time. I am physically unable to use my phone or laptop for a long period of time without these sensations intensifying. They also seem to occur whenever I exert myself strenuously, especially while working out or even having intense discussions.

    Do the areas of the face correspond to certain triggers? Honestly, no. It feels as if the previously mentioned triggers seem to trigger different areas of the face with no pattern whatsoever. For example - as Iím typing on my laptop now, the areas below the nose feel pressure. And tomorrow when Iím on my laptop, the areas near both ears might feel pressure.

    Has any medicine helped? No. Unfortunately, nothing Iíve been prescribed has helped in any noticeable way.

    And while this feels like Iíve already given you a lot of informationÖquite possibly the most troubling part of this situation is the drastically changed structure of my face.

    I get it - this sounds absurd. My face seems to have healed incorrectly (this is what I refer to it as Ö but truly have no idea what has happened here) in the years following this surgery. Iíve brought this issue up to the doctors Iíve visited (ENTs, Neurologists, general physicians) and while they claim to see a noticeable difference, no one can pinpoint why this has happened.

    Now, the reason I am making this post is simply for answers. Iíve gotten little to none at this point and it has been close to four years of searching. I am looking for any semblance of a solution to what I am going through, and would appreciate feedback of any sort.

    Thank you to anyone who has read this. I appreciate your time more than youíll ever know.,

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    Re: Debilitating Headaches After Rhino-Septoplasty

    have you tried acupuncture? They know more than most doctors, and I speak from experience. Doctors use medications that are often not needed and the medications do not get to the root of the cause. Now, there are times when medication does help, but most of the time, no.

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