Eyes, cheekbone pains and sleepiness!

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Bobbie
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/22/2009 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi to all,

I have long time eyes, cheekbone pains and very often jaw pains. More, on the right side. Those pains have started in the train, when I went to the Secondary school. Today I am afraid of the wind, draft, rain and changing weather to the worse. I must say that dry weather is much better than wet air. Later (1992) have started pains on the right side of the neck. The pains are starting behind the right ear and spread on to the eyes and down to the scapula, shoulder joint and upper arm.

 

I have 23 years old diagnoses about sinusitis and rhinitis:

Sinusitis maxill. chr. cath.

Rhinitis chr. hypertr. et sicca anter.

There is no problem with breathing, but with looking. I have always eyes pains: feel pressure from cheek bones as also eyebrow bones. My face looks puffy. There is no mucus but air in the sinus holes and at the same time I have air in digestion tract.

 

In 20 years of searching the cause, doctors have found:

1. Hypotireosis (1989 - 2005 I was told, I was born with small thyroid)

2. Enthesopatia levator scapula (1998 - Orthopaedist)

3. Trigeminal neuralgia (atypical - 1994, by ENT doctor and 2001, by Neurologist)

4. Occipital neuralgia (1998 - in the SPA)

5. Suprascapular neuralgia (1996 - Orthopaedist)

6. Benign cysts on the liver (1998)

7. Cerebral atrophy (head MRI - since 2001)

8. Haller's cell in the right sinus hole (sinus CT - 2004)

9. 3 cm areal sclerosis on the Occipital bone (head CT - 2002)

10. Impingement subakromialis dex on the right arm. (x-rays - 2008)

      11. Spondylartrosis on the C2/C3 and C5/C6 (since 1996, the very last is neck MRI, 2008)

12. Lesion on the bottom of the skull.

 

What is very strange: many years ago in abroad Neurologist gave me just one injection in the right neck muscle and all pains were over. There was no more big pressure into eyes and any more eyes and face pains. I have got the answer from abroad that might be blockade of Ganglion Stellatum. I had that here, 1994 but didn't feel much better. I don't remember in what the Neurologist gave me injection. Also here Neurologists don’t give blockades but only Anaesthesiologists and Orthopaedists, but their injections don’t help.

Until now only pills with hydrochloride did help me. They make muscles softer and after that I have to go very often to the toilette because of urine. I take those pills only in the evening. During the day I have (from abroad) Ephedrine hydrochloride pills for nose mucus decongestion. They help less and less. A little bit did help acupuncture in the neck muscle and all around the head.

 

All that didn’t bring me the cause of my pains!

 

Who can give me some advice, please?

 

Bobbie


Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.


skeye
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   Posted 7/22/2009 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bobbie,

Welcome to the CP board of HW. This is a really great site for support & to learn of others' experiences.

Yes, the injection does sound like a stellate ganglion block, which is a form of sympathetic nerve block. I've had multiple stellate ganglion blocks done, as I suffer from severe retrobulbar eye pain. Unfortunately, they didn't help me at all, but they are very commonly used to treat facial pain, as the stellate ganglion contains a cluster of nerves which end up going to many places in your face. All my injections were done by my pain management physician, at a surgical center, with x-ray guidance, as the stellate ganglion lies just above/next to C7 in your neck, so they have to be really careful about where they stick the needle. If you are not seeing a pain management physician, this may be something to think of. I've never heard of another doctor doing these blocks.

Skeye

Bobbie
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   Posted 7/22/2009 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Skeye,

 

Thank you for welcome.

 

I know that the neck is very sensitive area to give injections. I wouldn't give it to everybody. Maybe Neurologist was better than

Anaesthesiologist here: it was in Pain centre here, where I have got the injection and then went to the Orthopaedic Clinic for one night.

 

about Ganglion Stellatum: it goes direct bellow eyes balls. I have this Ganglion in my book notice and always look: maybe that could be the right thing, because is responsible for circulation in the face (or nose mucus membrane - no more sure).

 

1998-99 I was visiting Russian Neurologist, Chiropractor. He told me: the neck muscle is pressing on the nerve (it could be C2 - Sinusitis). Nerve is going into Sinusitis and from Sinusitis I have ATN. He did help me twice 6 months, but he went away, 1999.

 

Levator scapula (sorry, I can't give some attachments here) is the muscle from C1-C4. There between is C2 and C3.

 

Those Russian doctors, Chiropractors have looked into my IRIS (eye) and all 10 fingers: they told me, it is from the liver. When I look Liver Meridian: it could be true.

 

It is also very strange, that after eating (during the day) I get eyes, jaw and cheekbone pains. At the same time I am very sleepy.

I can’t believe what all happens to me.

 

Regards,

Bobbie

 


Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 7/22/2009 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
 
     Dear Bobbie,
 
     Good morning! *huggs* My name is Dani. I am very glad to meet you. Healing Well has become a great comfort to me. So many people from all over the world. I think you will like it too.  :-)
 
     I am afraid I am not much help when it comes to medical conditions. But the other s will have ideas I am sure.
 
All that didn’t bring me the cause of my pains!
 
     Now that part, I DO understand. I am so sorry you have had to travel and work so hard, to no avail.   I know you said you have tried all methods to no avail, but you also had one sucessful injection, others failed to provide releif? You reminded me of someone recently... Can't seem to jogg my memory who it was.... But that person had to go to a new Pain Management doctor because apparently they each have differant techniques or medicines that they "preferr" to use? I might be grasping at straws... It can be very hard to find the right doctors.
 
     Hope to get to know you better.
 
*huggs*
dani
 
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,  
And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood


Bobbie
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/22/2009 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dani,
I live in a small country and have nobody more to visit. I doubt also that there is a person like me, with such a pains.
My pains look like is very easy to help, but I am at the moment living in the wrong country and wrong place.

Regards to you,
B.
Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 7/22/2009 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
 
  Dear Bobbie,
 
     I am sorry that you have run through all you options in your local area. For many years I had to drive a very looong distance to see my doctors *sigh* I most certianly do not miss those days! I love living in small towns thou. :-)
 
     I doubt also that there is a person like me, with such a pains. 
     
     That is why I love Healing Well Community. I am not alone here smilewinkgrin   We all have a common ground, that is pain.
  
     My pains look like is very easy to help
 
     I don't know about that, my friend. I have noticed pain is a signal something is wrong. I have yet to find anyone who had "easy to help" pain. 
 
      Who can give me some advice, please?
 
     Wednesday afternoons can be quiet around here. Give it time I am sure others will stop by.
 
*huggs*
 
dani
    
    
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,  
And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood


anice
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   Posted 7/22/2009 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Bobbie, I want to welcome you to the forum. I do think if you stick around, you will enjoy it here. It has been wonderful to me. It is filled with the most caring,understanding,encourageing people you have ever met.

You mentioned you are from a small country. Do you mind my asking where you are from? You don't have to answer that if it makes you uncomfortable. It doesn't matter where you are from, we are glad you came to visit us here. I was just curious, that's all. I am sorry if my asking offends you. It certainly wasn't meant to do so.

I do not know much about the pain you are speaking about. I am sure there are others with the same or similar condition. I do hope that you can see another doctor or maybe going to a teaching hosp. can help you. Are you in pain management to help you control the pain somewhat?

Sorry I have been no help at all. I mainly wanted to welcome you to this forum and to let you know that I do care. I hope you have a low pain day very soon. I also hope that you can get a proper diagnosis and treatment that will help you out.
Anice
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