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help! popping sound?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 30, 2007
  • 04:13 AM

I'm 18 and I have these really bad headaches, between my eyes, or on my forehead like its being pinched or pushed. And when I swallow, especially when I press my forehead it makes this weird popping/squelching sound. Yawning or swallowing relieves it temporarily, but its constantly there and it hurts! I have a slight deviated septum, and have had other health problems in the past associated with a major strep infection that have recently cleared up, but this symptom is still there. Any ideas?

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  • Sounds like your TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) is affected. Did you get hit on the jaw? Or your frontal sinus (above your nose) is blocked. Have you tried an over-the-counter med like diphenhydramine. (Benadryl) which is an antihistamine.
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  • Sounds like your TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) is affected. Did you get hit on the jaw? Or your frontal sinus (above your nose) is blocked. Have you tried an over-the-counter med like diphenhydramine. (Benadryl) which is an antihistamine.I thought this was sinus related so my mom bought me sinus medication and nasal spray and nothing is happening! :(
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  • Wierd sounds, headaches, jaw problems. Do you have any balance issues? My mother had all of these symptoms and was diagnosed with MS. Maybe you should get an MRI to rule it out.
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  • I had a MRI for these popping things, I was fine. You’re young your probably ok. go to a doctor anywaysi believe its gas moving around in your sinuses there's alot of em I hear that gas can get into many different places in the body once there it move around get trapped repressurize. I think that whats happening to me, maybe you too, Its more than a nuisance, it hurt too! Probably sinus related, I bet it’s the sinus cavity in your forehead.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 21, 2007
    • 09:36 AM
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  • PRIMARY SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH TM JOINT DISORDERS:Pain in the TM Joints associated with Jaw movements Intermittent ;Locking; episodes Limited range of vertical opening Facial pain a sense of facial muscle fatigue Noises in the TM Joints associated with Jaw movements (clicking, snapping, crunching, etc.) SECONDARY SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH TM JOINT DISORDERSEar aches not associated with an infection A sense of fullness in one or both ears Frequent headaches Ringing in the ears Neck Shoulder pain This is TMJD Temporal-Mandibular-Joint-Dysfunction. There are some exercises on the internet. It might be something as simple as grinding your teeth in your sleep. Hope this helps.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • September 22, 2007
    • 11:18 AM
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