Posted 1/12/2013 10:40 PM (GMT -6)
So I'll start this off by saying I'm 19. Shortly after Christmas I felt tenderness on the left side of my face, along with congestion and whatnot. So I went to the doctor and he told me I had a sinus infection. He prescribed me antibiotics, and within a few days, I was feeling fine. On the last day of taking the antibiotics, however, I started feeling pressure in my head and a tense feeling in my neck. At first it didn't bother me much so I just took some decongestant and it helped a little. However, it's persisted for about 4 days now. And it's really bothersome. I'll explain this the best way that I can. There's a tightness in my temples, and it goes all the way around to the back of my head. I can even feel it in my jaw, and by my eyebrows. Even over top of my nose. I also feel fatigued. Not to mention the fact that there is a tight feeling in my neck. The pressure gets worse while laying down.
Secondly, I will add that I've always had problems with my anxiety. I struggle with it a lot, and I do get panic attacks. I worry more than I should, and the fact that I'm always paying attention to the pressure in my head probably makes it worse. It's never been so bad that I can't sleep. I actually sleep really well. But it can throw off my concentration sometimes. I talked to my mother about it, because she had the same thing last year when she had a sinus infection that wasn't cleared up with the antibiotics given by her doctor. I've been doing a lot of research on this, and there's a lot of scary possibilities that it could be. And I know that I won't know until I go see a doctor. I was just wondering if there was anyone out there who was feeling the same way I do and support at this time would be excellent because I'm really scared.