Hello, I haven't posted here before, so hopefully I am posting in the right spot!
2 months ago, my eyes started hurting, and it became difficult to focus on things, so I saw my doctor. At this time, I had some minor cold symptoms, so the doctor thought it was a sinus infection, and referred me to an eye specialist, which found nothing wrong with my eyes.
2 weeks after that, I started getting new symptoms. I started feeling pressure above below, and behind my eyes, starting around the bridge of my nose, and extending up through most of my forehead, especially on the right side. Since then, I have also experienced more blurry vision, what feels like a constant lump in the back of my throat, nausea on a daily basis, a constant ringing, especially in my right ear, dizziness/vertigo, and constant intense headaches and pressure. Occasionally i will feel this pain and chills in the back of my head where my head meets my neck as well. Most of these symptoms I can deal with, but the constant pressure and horrible headaches are especially unbearable at times. The nausea and dizziness seem to get worse when I am more active.
A few weeks ago, I had a CT scan done of my sinuses with the assumption that it was sinus related. They found 3 abcessed(sp) teeth that they thought might be causing the problem. The next day, I had the teeth removed, and I have not experienced any relief yet.
I have tried Z-pack antibiotics, steroids and pain killers, and I have had little to no relief from those. I recently had an audio test for the ringing in my ears, and they didn't find anything but a slight hearing loss that seems to be explained by the ringing. I then went to an Ear Nose and Throat doctor, who didn't find anything on my CT scan, other than a slight mucosal thickening under my left eye, which he says doesn't account for the constant pain and pressure in my head. He told me it might be nerve related, and has since then referred me to a neurologist, who i will be seeing this next week.
The really strange thing about
all of this is that I can sleep ok, and that the symptoms seem to be not nearly as bad in the morning when I first wake up. The pressure is always there, it just seems to get worse throughout the day, and be at its worst in the evening. It has been suggested that perhaps these symptoms are all stress and anxiety related, but I don't feel stressed out or overly anxious. I did experience anxiety in the beginning, of course, but I have come to terms with this problem, and have been taking anti-anxiety medication since then that has been helping quite a bit.
If these were migraine or tension headaches, which I have experienced before, then wouldn't they come and go? If it's only a headache issue, why do i have the lump in my throat and other symptoms? The pressure in my head is a constant. It never goes away, it just gets worse or better.
If anyone has had anything similar to what I am experiencing, PLEASE let me know! I have read a lot of posts that are similar, but I haven't seen anything quite like this. I am going to my doctor today and demanding an MRI and CT scan to figure out what is going on. The pressure and headaches are getting worse, and I am worried that it might be a tumor at this point.
Please help! Any advice is well accepted!