Facial Pain - Migraine versus Sinusitis

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Lynn535
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   Posted 11/19/2015 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been having severe pounding headaches that follows with pain in the bridge of my nose and the doctors are trying to figure out what is going on. I always just assume that I have a sinus infection and run for antibiotics. But lately I have noticed that I get a severe pounding headache the day before the facial pain. I don't have congested sinuses or coloured mucus. In fact I never think it is to do with my sinuses until the next day or so when the facial pain arrives.

This time we had a major wind storm that coincided with my headache. And my Mom and brother get migraines. My Mom gets the aura's. So now the doctors are wondering if they are actually migraine headaches rather that sinus infections.

But why would I have pain only on the bridge of my nose? I do have the pounding headache on the sides of my head and forehead to begin with but it always migrates to my nose after....

I'm so confused and just want the pain to go away. Does anyone else get this?

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 11/20/2015 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I have never heard of facial pain being ONLY on the bridge of the nose.

Is it possible you damaged your nose and did not get xrays?

Facial pain usually follows the trigeminal nerve along the eye and jaw line.

The head pain sounds like migraines, the nose pain is a mystery.

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