pressure in left temple over a month now...

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   Posted 3/2/2014 11:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had pressure on my left temple with neck soreness for a month. I went to urgent care. The dr. Suggested i see a neurologist, her guesses were trigeminal neuralgia or PAD. I went to my chiropractor to adjust my neck and he suggested the same. I have not been to the neurologist yet.

I have done research on trigeminal neuralgia and it is supposed to be very painful. I dont feel much pain just a very distractig pressure/tingling on my left temple and sometimes my cheek. No other symptoms. No vision changes or anything else noteable.

If i massage my neck it is like pressing a button and the pressure disappears. I have been wearing an icy hot patch on my neck which helps a bit.

I am 28f and have a history of TMJ and chronic ear infections. I dont want to waste my time going to a neurologist to be a human guinea pig and have every test in thr book done if this is nothing serious. I am thinking its a chronic tension headache. I read that they can last many months. Anyone else have experience with this?

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   Posted 3/3/2014 4:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Does sound like neuralgia although not a severe case.

You should still see a neuro though in any case even if it is chronic headaches as they can give you a treatment plan to break the headache or lessen the intensity of it.

No point taking chances when it comes to your health especially as you are young.
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