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    Old 05-19-2009, 12:26 AM   #1
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    Unhappy Chronic Headaches, Head Pressure, Ear Popping

    Hi everyone,

    Around 18 months ago, I suffered an unfortunte head trauma, where I fainted and struck my head on a solid concrete floor. This was from standing height.

    I was fine for around 3 days afterwards, other than a bit of a cut and bump. However, strange symptoms started to develope, which included feeling spaced out, dizzyness and lack of concentration. I went to see my doctor who assured me this was normal of a concussion, so I went about my normal life, assuming I would be fine.

    However, around 1 month after the accident, I began to get headaches from the moment I woke up which lasted all day untill I fell asleep again. This really got me down and I was refered to neurology specialist, where I was given a MRI scan which showed no abnormalities, and was put on a course of Amitriptyline to relieve the headaches. This medication worked to an extent but left me feeling tired and lathargic. Now, 18 months after the accident, I am now on a lower dose of amitriptyline, I get headaches daily that last all day and I also feel pressure behind the eyes, between the eyes, in my nose and in my upper jaw.

    My nose is always blocked and my ears pop everytime i swallow or yawn and having recently seen another doctor who thinks these symptoms are no longer to do with concussion or post concussion syndrome, I have been using a steroidal nasal spray as he suspects chronic allergic rhinitus. This however, like everything else I have tried in the past year and a half has not worked, Before my accident I was a fit and healthy young guy 20 years of age, and now I feel like a shadow of my former self, feeling constatly run down and in pain.

    If anyone has any suggestions whatsoever, it would be greatly appreciated as I really dont know what to do, which isnt helped when the doctors seem as confused about the whole thing as I am.

    Thanks for reading

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    Old 05-20-2009, 07:17 AM   #2
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    Re: Chronic Headaches, Head Pressure, Ear Popping

    Try finding a cranial osteopath, sounds like your head bones are jammed. I got the same problem, but mainly from dental work. There are some chiros that do cranial too. medical doctors don't deal with this. I am having NCR done in a couple weeks where they stick balloons up my nose to expand and reset my head bones, I hope it works as after a year at the cranial osteopath it didn't.

     
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    Re: Chronic Headaches, Head Pressure, Ear Popping

    ok thanks for the advice! I had a ct scan today, do you know if that would show a problem with the bones in my head? thanks again for your help

     
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    no they just look for fractures, not jammed headbones, people get head traumas and everything can look fine on a ct scan, but the person may have headaches for years from it.
    I had a skull xray and if you know what your looking at one can see the sphenoid and cranium shift if theres a problem.

     
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