Go Back   NeuroTalk Support Groups > Health Conditions A - L > Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain Whatever the cause, support for managing long term or intractable pain.

Need Your Help!

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 05-06-2012, 04:55 PM   #1
bmwzw
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 13
Angry Need Your Help!

I have had Temple Head pressure for 4 years, it happened after a virus where I was throwing up. The only thing that has ever helped has been klonopin. MRA 3 years ago normal, MRI 4 years ago Normal. This is a left side head pressure that tingles, throbs, and at times I have difficulty forming my thoughts and thinking. Anyone have any idea what this could be? Been to 3 Neruo's and they can't seem to figure it out. Going to the Neuro tomorrow. They prescribed Lyrica which really doesnt do anything, tried flexeril just made me sleep all day, Propranlol didn't do anything. This seems to be external because Heat temporarily helps and Klonopin helps but, I don't want to take klonopin because I hit tolerance quickly. What in the world could this be!?? It's def external and it's a chronic pressure that is driving me crazing and makes it hard to talk.
bmwzw is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-06-2012, 04:57 PM   #2
bmwzw
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 13
Default

Could it be an inflamed blood vessel? The pressure and tingling goes to the top of my head.
bmwzw is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-06-2012, 11:42 PM   #3
Dr. Smith
Senior Member (**Dr Smith is named after a character from Lost in Space, not a medical doctor)
 
Dr. Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lost in Space
Posts: 3,515
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bmwzw View Post
Could it be an inflamed blood vessel? The pressure and tingling goes to the top of my head.
Possibly. One condition is called temporal arteritis - but it could be a lot of other things too. Some things that come to mind to check out/ask about:

sinus - I'm not sure what you mean by "def external", but some sinus infections do respond to heat, and can manifest as temple pressure.

migraine - there are many many kinds of migraine. Some do not cause pain (called "silent migraine"), some can be constant/chronic (Status Migraine or Status Migrainosus, though not usually as long duration as yours), and there are some migraine disorders that are triggered by viruses (I have a condition called "chronic tension-type headache/migraine complex - sudden onset" that came about during a virus cold that was a reactivation of Epstein-Barre virus [mononucleosis] from when I was a teen.)

cluster headache - usually much shorter duration, but can present as temple pressure.

chronic daily headache - a large group of headache sub-types.

There seem to be quite a few people reporting similar symptoms to yours, and other possible causes, when I googled: chronic temple pressure

If you can find one, I'd try to find a neurologist whose practice is specialized in/limited to just headaches. I went to several neurologists who just didn't know enough about some very specific headache conditions, then I found one they called "the headache guy" and he DXed me with 3 questions (and was correct).

HTH, Best Wishes,

Doc
__________________
Dr. Zachary Smith
Oh, the pain... THE PAIN...

Dr. Smith is NOT a medical doctor. He was a character from LOST IN SPACE.
All opinions expressed are my own. For medical advice/opinion, consult your doctor.
Dr. Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:51 AM.
Brought to you by the fine folks who publish mental health and psychology information at Psych Central Mental Health Forums

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment
provided by a qualified health care provider. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.


Powered by vBulletin • Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.


All posts copyright their original authors Community Guidelines Terms of Use Privacy Policy
NeuroTalk Archives