TMJ :: Possible Symptoms (Daily Headache, Ansicoria, Sore Neck)
Mar 22, 2016
So i have been posting in an anxiety forum for a while, because initially my doctor diagnosed me with Generalized anxiety disorder over a fear of a brain tumor because of the following symptoms;
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-constant headache/pressure that started about 3 months ago
-noticed that my pupils at times are uneven (my right one at times is about a Millimeter or more dilated than the left) this is usually most noticeable in the morning, but can catch at certain points in the day
These symptoms sent me to an urgent care first, who ordered a CT scan. The next day i had a panic attack and was so sure i had a brain tumor. I rushed to the ER where they gave me the CT scan w/o contrast, came out normal. I then met up with my GP, who after looking through the ER report, diagnosed me with GAD. The timeline makes since because in the last 7 months i have had a massive promotion at work, had my first daughter and have an increasingly stressful relationship with my wife. I also had an optometrist look in my eyes, he noticed the uneven pupils but reported that they respond normally to light, and that the discs in my eye do not show pressure and my optic nerves look good.
So i am trying to overcome my obsession with thinking having a BT. I have a neurologist appointment in 2 months, and hopefully then i can get some peace of mind. but until then i am trying to find other possible explanations for my symptoms.
Since the initial onset of this condition, i have been put on several medications to control the anxiety and help with focus;
Klonopin 1.5 mgs a day
Trazodone 50 mg for insomnia
adderall xr 20 mg for ADHD
along with the medication, i have seen an increase in side effects/symptoms, at this point its hard to tell which is which because of all the meds;
-Headache seems to focus behind/above my left eye
-Tingling in right hand, sometimes pinky ring finger only, other times top of right hand, though this has subsided in the past few weeks
-shooting pain in left temple
-seeing stars at random intervals, usually white, but occasionally purple in my field of vision
-feel off balance/dizzy
Now i know that's a long backstory, but i feel it necessary to explain the whole situation. Now i know i have TMJ, my jaw clicks constantly, and loudly when i fully open my Jaw. I also experience lockJaw 3 or 4 times a year, usually due to stress. My jaw also gets sore sometimes when chewing. So although i have not been officially diagnosed by a doctor, it is safe to say since my mom and 2 of my siblings have been diagnosed, i have it too. Now my question is, could TMJ coupled with stress cause most or all of the problems i have listed? primarily a constant headache? If anybody has experience anything like this or has any advice for me, i would greatly appreciate any comment you can give.
Had stroke 13 years ago. Have suffered anxiety ever since. Mainly dizziness. Recently came off citalopram after 8 years, started on sertraline. Never felt worse in my life......including severe diarrhea. Dr now stopped sertraline and put me on propranolol one week ago. Still feel awful and dizziness possibly worse. Will anything ever work?
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My tonsils have been swollen for over a month, until last week they were painless, but now I have flu symptoms. Its quite scary, it affects my swallowing and I have a very very dry mouth, even when I drink loads of water all day. Hasn't affected my breathing as of yet, but feels like a lump in my throat is blocking it off.
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This has been going for three days now.
Doctor said I need a blood test for glandular fever, which is next week.
I mentioned that I think I can feel my epiglottis swollen, and she laughed and said that is all the way down by my adam's apple and would have a job feeling that... even though i've seen many cases online where it's visible above the tongue and often can be felt.
Has anyone else experienced weekly headaches that just seem to last no matter how much sleep you get or water you drink? I also have neck pain in which I have already seen both chiropractor and physical therapist for. When I have these headaches, I feel pressure behind my ways so intense I can't stand bright lights. On top of all this I am dizzy, however, my balance is totally fine. I have already been to an ENT specialist and had an MRI, etc. Only thing I haven't moved onto is a neurologist because I already am racking up my medical bills and yes I have health insurance but a crappy one at that! Please help. Has anyone else been experiencing this and if so, what did you do to rid it?
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Any one else experiencing the same? & any answer of what it could be?
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I'm a 21 year old male, I'm of a average weight and I've not been diagnosed of any conditions other than my heart working a little harder than normal in the lower left quadrant (birth defect) I don't smoke or drink either.
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Around 3-4 days ago, I noticed that my ear and the right side of my head felt a little different to normal, numb I would have said.
Wen waking up in the morning, I began to notice a sort of ear wax like substance on my pillow, although it seemed to be more of a brighter yellow colour and had a more cheesy type smell to it, not a huge scent, but certainly different to normal (gross I know)
The same day, I started to get quite a bad head, however only on the right side of my head originations from the top of my head and to the right where my temple is.
The pain was on and off and seemed to ease off when I took sinus relief tablets.
Since then, I've started to feel a little dizzy and generally under the weather, my face is warm to touch and my cheeks are red.
Since today, I've also started to feel a little sick aswell and I noticed this morning when I woke up that I had a sort of swelling on the back of my neck to the right hand side just under my hair line, it's around an inch in diameter and doesn't protrude the skin but it can be felt if I were to run my fingers over the area, it is a little tender to touch and has no discolouration on the skin or any visible marks.
It's not solid to touch as such, more like something you'd feel after you'd banged it on something and it had swollen with fluid.
What I would like to know is, does any of this sound familiar to my of you?
I would like to add, that previous to this, I had an eye infection which I needed to take antibiotics for which hasn't quite cleared up yet but is more or less gone now, I also tried to clear out my right ear with something, so is it possible that I could have an ear infection that's spread and gotten worse?
Or could this be something more sinister?
I have been on 100 mg once or twice a day for a long time, originally after a foot operation. Advised to keep on, to help arthritis pain and after effects of hip operations etc. The dose was raised to 300 mg at night and 100 mg twice a day. I always feel rather odd and have muscular convulsions over a long time, before the dose increased. Currently have shoulder aches and stiff neck with headache, put down as tension. Has anyone had similar problems, could it be the gabapentin, - so difficult to tell?
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Started over a year ago with head pressure in back of head and upper neck causing nausea and dizziness. The symptoms also come with neck soreness and stiffness. Sometime it's a burning pain up the neck to where it connects to brain and radiates to forehead. It's so miserable. I have had sinus ct scans, Mri, mra, and tons of blood work and can't find nothing. The weirdest symptom I get and want to find someone with insight on is that during this my top of head and neck get ice cold to touch.
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Suffered bad tension headache and neck ache for almost 3 months months does anyone else feel pain can resonate from the neck up the side of the head and onto the top of the forehead? It feels like a tight band around the top of my head?
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I was diagnosed with GCA June 29 and put on 50 mg prednisone. Most symptoms (awful headache, jaw claudication, facial edema, neck/shoulder pain, fever, dry cough, ESR 41, CRP 8.9) resolved. I am now on 40 mg prednisone, but continue to have fatigue, mild fever in afternoons, and weakness. Some days I feel almost back to normal, but then I relapse into the fatigue and mild fevers. Is this just what GCA feels like or should I be feeling better? My jaw is also still messed up and feels as if my bite is off. I read about flares, but not as much about the day to day life with GCA while waiting for it to resolve.
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I'm 20 years I've CP and I wanted to have sex with a girl
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I went to a hooker
I had protected sex with her. But unprotected oral sex for both anal and vagina... Now I've headache and sore throat. Gives me goosebumps really scared
I am 20 years old and for the past week have had constant headaches, nausea and back pain. I have been feeling slight cramping like period pains but less severe and my breasts feel very sore, I had 1 alcoholic drink a couple of days ago and was sick straight after. My boyfriend and i had unprotected sex a week ago, could i be pregnant?
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I am 19 weeks and for over a week i have woke up every morning with a headache and sore neck. My headache lasts all day. I dont like to take meds especially when pregnant although i have had to take tylenol once this week. I am wondering if it is from the way i am sleeping or something. I usually sleep on my stomach but about 2 months ago i switched to sleeping on my sides with a body pillow between my knees and tucked under my lil belly. I drink lots of water and cut waaay back on coffee when trying to conceive. I am considering getting a massage if i can find someone local who treats pregnant women. Never had a massage!! Anyone have any suggestions? My stress level is the same as normal.
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I was prescribed a 3 day course for a possible dental infection I have, prior to having the tooth extracted. The side effects I am experiencing are tremendous, I have headache/migraine, itching/sore skin, vomiting, diarrhoea... Stopped taking them but only have 1 in the course left. How long do they last?
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I am a 40yo female. Within the last year I haven't been feeling well. I noticed swollen lymph nodes on each side of my neck months ago (at least 6 months, maybe longer). Then found one behind my right jaw underneath my ear. That one is very hard, not moveable and seems to be getting bigger. Had an ultrasound that showed 3 that were about 1.5-2cm. 3 without echogenic hilum. The ultrasound report said they can not be sonographically characterized as benign. So they did an FNA on the two largest. They refused to do it on the hard and fixed one. Came out benign. Right before the biopsy one had also become enlarged in the back of my neck. I'm seeing a different doc now and he doesn't understand why the hard one wasn't biopsied so I am going to go for that soon. As far as symptoms, I am exhausted and weak. Had a headache about 2 months back that lasted for 3 weeks straight, now it's a few times a week. Have had side pain behind my left ribs and below for 3 months straight. Now it's on and off. Can't eat much without feeling incredibly full, for at least 6 or more hours afterward. Have stomach pain and diarrhea. And have recently had upper stomach pain where. I can't lay in my stomach. In October i lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks without trying. I am again starting to drop weight. I have had night sweats on and off for a long time and they are now constant every night. I can't seem to get comfortable even throughout the day. I either feel like it's 100 degrees or I have chills. My CBC showed elevated WBC. It was 11.2 and about a month later increased to 12.8. I've been having chronic eye infections for about a year as well as chronic yeast infections every month. I've been tested for Lyme, mono, HIV, Syphilis (which I new would both come out negative) all negative. Thyroid is normal. Just had a chest x ray that was normal. Waiting to have the second biopsy. Have been having pain in my clavicle region. It's a strange feeling, almost like I'm not sure where it is coming from.(muscle, bone??) I also vomited last night out of nowhere for no apparent reason. My eyesight has become more blurry in the last 2 weeks. It seems crazy that all this is going on with me. It gets very frustrating always feeling like garbage. I am starting to become worried and my doc suggested that if we can't figure it out I should maybe see a hematologist. The hard node is what is very concerning to me and to my GP. The ENT I went to sent me for the 1st biopsy but seemed to be quite dismissive. I won't be going back to him. From the first appointment, I felt as though he wasn't really listening. My GP is determined to get to the bottom of it, which I am grateful for. He also has said that he thinks all these symptoms are related to one thing. He said there is no way he would say that it is anxiety related because he feels my neck nodes, has seen my eye infections, has seen that my wbc are abnormal, etc. I may push for an excisional biopsy. Has anyone been through this constellation of symptoms? I would be grateful to anyone who would reply with opinion, experiences, or suggestions. I'm at such a loss.
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I am a male of 31 years of age. About 38 days before I had sex with a CSW. It was protected vaginal sex and protected oral sex. Also there were deep throat kissing which lasts almost minute. Since last 3 weeks I have sore throat and mild joint pain. No real fever. Some times during afternoon time temperature raise up to 37.2 degrees centigrade.
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The sore throat was mild but was a one point pen like feeling. During disposing phlegm stain of blood coming out. Phlegm was green or yellow in color. I went to doctor and he tested chest X-ray and found no problem.
I tested HIV 3rd Generation antibody test after 19 days of exposure, which came negative.
1. Are my symptoms related to ARS?
2. How much possibility to have HIV contraction through deep kissing?
3. What can be the cause of blood in the phlegm?
4. One ENT specialist told me that the partition of nose is little bended. Is there any relation with this and my symptoms?
5. I am feeling little week, but that I think mostly because of anxiety.
6. Is there any significance of my 19 days HIV test result?
I'm 27y,male,weight 44kg. I've started to have headache after having a very tough semester at college 2 months back and it become worse 2 weeks back when i visited a neurologist who diagnosed me with "tension headache".
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He prescribed me a cortisone injection in addition to 9 days of prednisolone (3 days 60mg, 3 days 40mg, 3 days 20mg).
The tension headache has gone, however, I still have headache on the sides of my head and behind my eyes, some pressure in my ears sometimes.
During my prednisolone course,I had severe depression, mood changes, anxiety (i couldn't sleep), sweating & lose of appetite. (I didn't have any history with these weird side effects)
Now, it's day 6 after stopping the prednisolone and i still have some depression/worried but i think i'm getting better day after the other.
1. How long does it take for Prednisolone to clear out from my system?
2. Since tension headache has gone, why am I'm still having headache (sides of head,behind eyes & sometimes pressure in ears).
I went to physical therapy for TMJ 4 days ago, I'm 31 years old. While massaging my jaw the physical therapist went on to my neck, and without me knowing out of nowhere cranked my neck super hard and it popped 3 times on the left side. My neck has been stiff on the left ever since with some pain and when I walk I hear loud clicking crackling/pop rocks sounds in my neck right before it meets the shoulders. Did he injure me? anyone else experience this? will it go away.
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I was so upset he cracked my neck like that he isn't even a chiropractor but said afterwards when I got upset with him that he knows chiropractor movements.
I've never been to a chiropractor so I don't know how it compares but it seems really hard and forceful when he did it. Its weird that when I move my neck I don't hear the sound, only when walking. Someone please advise me on this.
Also what type of doctor should I see for this issue, i'm going to schedule an appointment tomorrow, but don't know the type of doctor who would be best. My GP just gave me ibuprofen and said it should go away on it's own.
I've had chronic severe sinusitis for a couple years now and now am bedridden from it from being too weak and toxic feeling. Anyway, Most of my infection is on the left side and I have swelling on the left side of my neck and swelling/stiffness on the back of my neck too.
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i have lumps in the back of my neck. It started with one and then spread down my neck. it makes my ear hurt makes my neck very stiff and the pain shoots into my shoulder also there is no marks on my skin showing any bug bites or anything like that. any idea what it could be?
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I have had pain on the left side of my neck for about three years now. About 4 months ago I felt a Marble size bump on the same side as my neck pain. My neck pain does not stop me from doing things. I can move it side to side and up and down etc. The neck pain is more like a pain that doesn't go away but like I said it doesn't stop me from doing things. What could this be? Can anyone help me with this? I have a doctors appointment at the end of September.
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