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Head Pain Please Help

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  • Posted By: Fire724
  • March 17, 2009
  • 00:05 AM

Hi,
I am hoping someone out there can help me. For the past 4 weeks I have been suffering left sided temporal and eye pain that usually happens when I sleep. It starts off as slight pain in the left side of my neck then travels to my jaw just in front of my ear then continues to the back of my left eye. I have been to the ENT and he said I have TMJD, I went to the dentist and he ruled this out. I went to my regular doc and he said it was a sinus infection. Went on ZPAK for a week no cure. I then decided to go see a neurologist. They performed a head MRI and it came up all clear. The neurologist said it was occipital neuralgia. He told me to get a cervical pillow and take ibuprofen for two weeks. I have been on ibuprofen for the past 4 weeks and I cannot take it anymore. Everytime I take it I get stomach sick. I finally listened to my friend who told me to go see a chiropractor. I did so. He pinpointed the pain and started me on a daily dose of the electric muscle stimulation therapy. The first treatment I was able to sleep the entire night without any pain at all. This went on for another 4 nights of great sleep. I still get some stiffness and tingling in the left side of my head. The last headache I had was Saturday night while watching a movie. It knocked me out cold. The pain was so bad that I was forced to take the advil and got an upset stomach. I slept for 11 hours that night and the next day felt like a new person with no pain at all. I wanted to know if anyone has had this similar problem and if so what did you do about it. I hope I am taking the correct measures. The neurologist had me go to get a neck MRI today I should find out the results by tomorrow. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely,
Pain In The Neck:eek:

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