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    Old 12-07-2015, 07:03 PM   #1
    Sjm22
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    Constant face and head pain

    Hey there!
    I'm going to the dr this week but I just wanted to know if anyone has experienced theses symptoms and if they seem like a sinus problem.
    I've never had much of a problem with headaches untill this year. I have tmj and used to get very sore at my jaw. I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth taken out 5 months ago and it helped. But I started getting head aches 2 months after.
    About 10 days ago I started getting a crazy head ache in my forhead. I shrugged it off as a stress/anxiety headache do to all the hectic things going on at school/work. But it has just gotten worse and constant. My symptoms are:
    -severe pain above my right eyebrow.
    -constant pressure and pain in the bridge of my nose
    -head pain
    -wake up on the middle of the night with head and face pain
    -pressure in head and face 24:7
    -NO congestion/cold
    -pain in forgead worsens when bending down/laying down
    I have tried sudafed, ibuprofen, tylenol, Vicks vapor rub, saline nose spray. Nothing works to release the pressure.
    Ive been relatively unstressed so I don't think it's due to anxiety although my mind tends to make me think this could be something sinister I try not to think about it. Could this be sinus problems? TMJ problems?
    Any advice would help.
    Thanks

     
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    Old 01-20-2016, 08:31 PM   #2
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    Re: Constant face and head pain

    Yap! Its sinus demon! I experienced it a few days ago

     
    Old 01-20-2016, 10:21 PM   #3
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    Re: Constant face and head pain

    With similar symptoms I have trigeminal neuralgia type 2, or persistent idiopathic facial pain. No sinus problems...which is why all the needs for sinus don't v help.... pain not from jaw problems. Treated by a neurologist specializing in migraine. I believe mine may have been caused by tooth extraction, the tn nerve was damaged. Hope this is helpful.

     
    Old 01-21-2016, 11:49 AM   #4
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    Re: Constant face and head pain

    I always feel pain when I cough or bend down too

    Sometimes you need antibiotics

     
    Old 02-19-2016, 07:02 PM   #5
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    Re: Constant face and head pain

    Hi there,
    I am having very similar problems and have seen a doctor three times about it, so thought I could shed some light! For almost two months I've had bad pressure/pain above my left eyebrow, on my nose bridge, and on my cheek, although little congestion or runny nose. I was diagnosed with sinusitis over a month ago, and my doctor explained that once the lining of your sinuses is inflamed, it can be difficult for the fluid to drain as the drainage opening becomes smaller or blocked off. So you just have these bacterial cess pools in your sinuses that cannot drain! yuck.
    I went through two different antibiotics, now on a third called Amoxyclav and also on Prednisone which is supposed to reduce inflammation. All the while I have been following the doctors advice and doing steam inhalation, saline nasal spray/irrigation, hot face compresses, etc. to no avail. As well as nurofen, decongestants and panadol. Just FYI, the doctor said antihistamines and medications which dry up your sinuses aren't the best idea, as they don't encourage the sinuses to drain.

    So I am now booked in to see an ENT specialist to work out how we can get my sinuses to drain.

    It really sounds like you have sinusitis too, as all your symptoms sound like the ones I am having. I too attributed the headaches to stress and sometimes just thought I was over reacting and imagining I was sick - especially when you have felt awful for a number of weeks, it starts to feel normal to feel that way and you can forget you are sick!

    Funnily enough I have also been told I have TMJ, last year though.

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