chronic daily headaches / pressure in sinuses

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   Posted 5/22/2015 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one experiencing this. I've had a headache every day for almost 6 months. It started with dizzy spells and almost fainting, now it's a constant sinus pressure and headache. I've had chronic back and neck pain for many years so I thought it was related. I've been to every kind of doctor and had every kind of test. I have two kids, one a baby. It's severely affecting my life, my family, and I feel like I may go crazy. I just want to feel normal again. I'm still breastfeeding my baby so even if I wanted to go on medication I cant. Nothing I've tried works. This doctors are all so ignorant and just send me along to someone else. I'm scared that I have to live with this the rest of my life and it's very hard to be a good mommy when I feel like crap all the time. Plus I own a fitness studio and its hard to even exercise bc I get dizzy. I'm glad I found this forum!

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   Posted 5/12/2016 2:15 AM (GMT -6)   
See a dentist named, Davie Orthodontist, and ask about massage therapy chances are someone in your twon can work on it for you if it is TMJ.

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   Posted 8/25/2016 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,

I've been reading through the forum and feel I have a similar story to share. I've been suffering from headaches/sinus pressure off and on since I was a child; however, within the last 5 years I have probably had a headache every day of my life. It doesn't seem to ever go away, only has varying degrees of intensity. I was wondering if anyone (females) who are experiencing these symptoms have had the Gardasil vaccine? I can't entirely say I think this is the main trigger, but I'm wondering if it isn't a contributor?

I've been allergy tested, and seem to be mildly allergic to EVERYTHING in Ohio... but they told me my allergies weren't severe enough to be treated with shots. I've tried every nasal spray imaginable. I probably abuse Benadryl and Excedrin for congestion and pain... My Doctor put me on a prescription strength pill (maxult) for migraines, and when I do take them they are little miracle pills... BUT I'm tired of using drugs as band-aids. My husband and I would like to have children in the near future, and pregnant people aren't supposed to be on medication...

I've had an MRI and CT Scans that have all come back normal except for that I do have a deviated septum and I'm TERRIFIED of having the surgery done. My Doctor also told me that I shouldn't do the surgery in hopes of making my headache/sinus pain go away...

I'm currently going on a dairy free, and gluten free diet to see if those are contributors, but so far, I'm still 100% in constant pain.

I'm at my ropes end, and I'm so very tired of being in pain. Any suggestions would be most helpful.

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   Posted 1/20/2017 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear All,

I can understand the pain that you guys are feeling.

I had my sinus surgery(FESS) and septoplasty in June 17 2015.
My Headache started jsut after two months of surgery and it is still there. I am suffering headache from last 1.5 year daily. Telenol does not work.
I am just going round and round in between ENT and Neuro. Nobody able diagnose my problem.

before surgey I never had daily headche.
Could somebody guide what to do ?


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   Posted 3/8/2018 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I have suffered for DAILY headaches, only left sided, for 7 (!!!) YEARS. Yep, you read this right. 7 years, every day. Done all EEG< CT< MRI, wisdom teeth were taken out, had nose operation, done Botox, the whole thing!
Nobody could tell me what it is, nobody knew how to help. Had several breakdowns from the pain, have taken Ibuprofene daily. At some point I started to get depressed because I couldn't live a normal life, I couldn't even think straight, there was this cloud over my head. I have done so many things, its ridiculous.

Heres what helped me:

I changed my diet to living super healthy, cut out sugar, started working out on a regular basis. This helped. I then started to do progressive muscle relaxation. Big improvement. I started to get to know my body, I changed my surroundings and my mindset. Big improvement. I learned when to say no and how to eliminate stress. Big difference. The biggest game changer was to stop smoking. When I did this my Ibuprofene usage went down from 8-3 (220mg) per day to 1 per day.
I then went into a painklinic and spoke to doctors. I agreed to take super low dosage of amitryptilin over 2 month (you introduce slowly and reduce slowly). For some reason I was convinced that once I mange to break the cycle of daily pain, it would be a lot easier to to manage. They told me to take much higher doses but I didn't and I also only went for 2 months rather than the 6 moths suggested.
I also didn't change my diet as they recommended.
After I had broken the Pain cycle I slowly weaned myself of Amitryptilin (it a horrible drug, but it did the trick!) and only had very occasional headaches from then.
Now, when I get stressed, tense, don't take time out, I feel pulling sensations in my left shoulder and shortly after, if I don't react I will get a headache.

But I have learned to listen, so I have a headache maybe once a year now.

Remember to take time out for yourself. Learn to listen to your body. Its amazing, once you know how it works you start to appreciate it.

I know headaches are the worst to go through, I really do. But now I am grateful for those 7 years because it had taught me how my body works, and how I can listen to its needs.

If you smoke, stop it! In my case unfortunately this has brought on another disease that had been at bay for 17 years, but I am confident that I will be able to tackle this one too!

Also, be gentle with it and don't hate it. I know its hard, I have had weeks of just wanting to die because I was in so much pain, but it is here to teach you something. Listen.

I am still getting treatments for this. I go for massages, I see an osteopath and I go to a chiropractor. I also had my atlas adjusted, which makes a big difference. Focus on your posture, be aware of how you stand and sit. Strengthen muscles to support good posture. Do yoga! Its amazing and gives you very good body awareness.
Good luck!

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   Posted 3/15/2018 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
tmac tom and others on this thread-
Could it be Hemicrania Continua? Try Indocin by prescription either by mouth or rectal suppository.
I hope it helps some.
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