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#31 sg2028

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 05:43 PM

Did you ever have your MRI?

I've had migraines and tension headaches for years, and when they - what seemed like migraines and tension headaches recurred a number of years back, we automatically reverted to the previous treatments, and then to other typical treatments. But, none of the treatments worked. This when on interminably until a new GP did a facial x-ray and found something as simple as severe sinusitis. I had tried antibiotics and they hadn't helped, but they tried something much stronger (I'm sorry I don't recall what, this was about 10 years ago and it was also in a different country, so the name isn't familiar to me) and it cleared up within days.

Point being, if you haven't had the MRI or a facial X-ray, might be worth a try.
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Posted 07 August 2010 - 08:40 PM

ive had a regular MRI, but never a facial xray, i may talk about that coming up with my doctor. the antibiotics must have some powerful antibiotics that cleared it up. im talking maybe azithromycin but probably stronger.

ice is definitely underrated when you're talking about tension headaches, cuz they involve inflammation, inflammation of the muscles which tighten and even the skin which tighten and become inflamed in response to the headache. is skin inflammation a sign of just acne, or is it migraine, or tension headaches. im really not sure, but especially after i shave i usually hafta put some sort of ice on my face, as i get razor burn from time to time. and sometimes a headache in response. my friend was funny one time and came up with something called sinus faceache, and i was like hmm, that's a possibility. i went to the ENT once and he looked down the back on my throat i guess down my nasopharyngeal area, and basically through my nose and he concluded that i had heartburn, so i tried

Edited by raggedemt, 07 August 2010 - 09:06 PM.

*failsafe* talk to your doctor or other license medical professional.

#33 Jl78

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 04:26 AM

Many thanks for the last two replies....
I have just purchased and taken a Magnesium supplement....
Magnesium is said to help maintain normal performance of your muscles and nervous system.
So this sound like it might help, only time will tell...

Blaine MagOX Magnesium Oxide, I also noticed Magnesium Chloride, is there a difference?

Blaine MagOX 482.6mg, once a day. Will let you know the results.

Is there something better I should take?

Thanks again, keeping my fingers crossed.........


How are your headaches? Have you (or anyone else w/ similar symptoms) found relief?

I've been suffering from almost the exact symptoms you described for over 8 years now. Only difference is my headaches feel like a band of tightness around my head w/ the concentration of pain from my temples & jaw area around to the back of my head and neck.

Nuero says its anxiety related. Had me on 225mg of effexor which was great for my anxiety and helped reduce the frequency & intensity of my headaches but didn't get rid of them completely.

My pcp is leaning towards TMJ now. Went for a consult with a specialist and they suspect may have it - but the treatment is $5k not covered by insurance...

I'm so sick of living like this almost every day...
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 03:31 PM


Many thanks for the last two replies....
I have just purchased and taken a Magnesium supplement....
Magnesium is said to help maintain normal performance of your muscles and nervous system.
So this sound like it might help, only time will tell...

Blaine MagOX Magnesium Oxide, I also noticed Magnesium Chloride, is there a difference?

Blaine MagOX 482.6mg, once a day. Will let you know the results.

Is there something better I should take?

Thanks again, keeping my fingers crossed.........


How are your headaches? Have you (or anyone else w/ similar symptoms) found relief?

I've been suffering from almost the exact symptoms you described for over 8 years now. Only difference is my headaches feel like a band of tightness around my head w/ the concentration of pain from my temples & jaw area around to the back of my head and neck.

Nuero says its anxiety related. Had me on 225mg of effexor which was great for my anxiety and helped reduce the frequency & intensity of my headaches but didn't get rid of them completely.

My pcp is leaning towards TMJ now. Went for a consult with a specialist and they suspect may have it - but the treatment is $5k not covered by insurance...

I'm so sick of living like this almost every day...


I have some pretty bad TMJ issues since I have had two sets of molars (eight teeth) removed. It is bad to the point my jaw is not level and only two teeth meet when I straighten my jaw.

Chewing gum helps a lot.

Honestly the only thing that offers me much relief is very minty gum.
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