New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

favez
New Member


Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 3/3/2006 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been experiencing daily headaches for about 7 years. Which was defined as tension headaches by my neurologists (therefore they gave me medicines in order to fix that kind of headache. I used several different drugs in these 7 years).
But... Yesterday I went to a doctor to find a solution to my clogged nose (I have my nose clogged for about 10 years, but I didn't take it seriously before). He said that in one of my nose holes, there is a huge amount of flesh expansion, which makes it hard for me to breath, because the hole is too small and it's filled with flesh/meat... And he said that he is certain that my headaches are triggered by this nose problem. And if we make a surgery to heal this problem, my headaches will most probably go away...
Does anyone know anything about this kind of headache caused by nose/breathing problems? Can I be hopeful about this surgery? That it will heal my headaches?
 
thanks...
 
favez  confused   eyes
 

tysmyboo
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2004
Total Posts : 921
   Posted 3/3/2006 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   

Did the doctor call this deviated septum??? It is where the inside wall (that is supposed to go straight down the middle of your nose, inside, is not straight....but is curved more to one side....making one nostril more narrow than the other. Therefore, it is harder to breathe out of one side)

I have not heard that this contributes to headaches but I guess it could.  I had deviated septum at one point but had it corrected when I had surgery for something else.

Maybe this will help your headaches...

Sara


Sara-Migraine/Headache Forum Moderator
 
Thanks for Visiting HealingWell.com


favez
New Member


Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 3/3/2006 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
He didn't say anything about a deviation. But the thing is that, I can clearly see what he meant by "enlargement of flesh" in the film. One side of my nose is much more filled than the other. There's ahuge difference between the normal one and the other which has enlargement of flesh/meat (I don't know how to put it, bu I guess flesh is the right word)
He also added that there's no sinus problem (therefore it can't be typical sinus headache). The thing he underlined was that one side of the nose is blocked and the air is not passing through... And lack of oxygen means headache, or is it?
I f this is the case, than 7 years of tension headache treatment is meaningless which caused me to gain many many weights, and made me depressive, made me sleepy... and all those problems, which you know caused by sibelium, cipram, topamax, depakin and all those other durgs I used through the years...
I don't know if I should be happy or sad... If this nose problem is the thing that causes my daily hedaches... :) :(
favez

tysmyboo
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2004
Total Posts : 921
   Posted 3/3/2006 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   

well, look at it this way...if that is the "problem" then there is a "fix" and then you will hopefully be done with all this....

 I guess that would be the easy way out...I don't know what else to say at this point. Just try to be positive and see what happens...hang in there and let me know?

 

Sara


Sara-Migraine/Headache Forum Moderator
 
Thanks for Visiting HealingWell.com


rabbit
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 24
   Posted 3/5/2006 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Favez,
What a difference a visit to a new physician makes.
I'm no physician. I will nonetheless pass on this bit of knowledge : your description of a flesh expansion (and not a sinus problem) makes me think some of your headaches could be caused by the strong pressure caused by this significant enlargement. Before any operation, would you consider a treatment with corticosteroids ? They act on inflammation. Some of them are nasal sprays (the only that comes to mind is Flonase, generic fluticasone - there are many other that are equally efficacious), other are pills (not a first choice by a long shot).
They are mostly used for allergies and sometimes for sinutis (although the latter use is not approved by the FDA) but the effect is the same : they reduce inflammation. This might reduce the number of headaches.
This is just a suggestion of an avenue to explore : I might be completely off track. If so, please forgive me.
Good luck,
Rabbit

favez
New Member


Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 3/5/2006 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Rabbit,

My doctor gave me Otrivine (which is a spray) and a pill called Kongest to reduce inflammation. We'll see if they will help. But I remember using them before (6 years ago) and I remember that they didn't make a difference about my headaches... (at that time I didn't know about this enlargement issue, I used them for my blocked nose. The doctors who thought that I had a sinutis gave them) Does this also mean the surgery will not be effective? (for headaches)

Thanks a lot for all your help,

Favez
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Sunday, December 10, 2017 5:34 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,903,790 posts in 318,684 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 158094 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, 14 nurse.
355 Guest(s), 6 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
john4803, ArtAngel, emotions, Twingirls, TomC1962, straydog