Your symptoms sound SO much like mine! I've had pressure in my head and the pains that you described in my head, neck, and face since Nov. 1. I've had MRIs and all sorts of other tests, and no one, not even a neurologist, could tell me what was wrong. I spent several hours every day on the internet, trying to find anything that would tell me what was wrong with me! Finally, after 4 months, I found Occipital Neuralgia. A man on this website told me he was given Cymbalta (an antidepressant) for it, and it really helped him. So I told my dr. about it, and she thought it was worth a try. I had said many times that it felt like my head was being blown up like a balloon, and within 30 min. after taking the first Cymbalta, it felt like someone had opened up the end of the balloon and let just a little bit of air out! I've been taking Cymbalta for 5 months now, and I still have some head pressure and still have to be careful what I do (I can't lift anything heavy, can't wear 1" heels...) but I can live with my condition now - I couldn't before! But I don't want to just live with it - I'm hoping to find out what's wrong and fix it so that I can go off the medication some day.
I've had a lot of different symptoms during the last 9 months, but one of the strangest has been my freezing cold nose! It only started about one or two months ago, and I didn't know if it was from the nerve problem or the Cymbalta. But it sounds like you're experiencing the same thing! Sometimes I walk around with a tissue or cloth on my nose, just to try to get it warm. What a weird symptom! I just hope it's not a dangerous one!
Please let us know what happens after your visit with the dr. This board has been so helpful to me, just knowing that other people are going through the same thing. I had never heard of anything like this before I had it, and I thought I must be the only one in the world to have it! Even the neurosurgeon looked at me like I had either lost my mind or I was terribly depressed. (When I described how my head would hurt on the left, then in the back, then on the right, etc., he said, "A headache doesn't move - it stays in one place." Someone needs to tell my head that, because it obviously doesn't know!)
Hope you get some answers soon!