Hello im 18 years old and need help

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4 months ago i was diagnosed with sinusitis and have had constant headaches, been to ENT specialist and he said all is fine. ive continued experiencing pain in the temples, forehead, above ears and on. ive tried so many different things and been to a neurologist who diagnosed me with a chronic tension headache, afterwards i was put on nortriptyline and have now been on it for a month with no result. the other day my GP diagnosed me with eustachin tube dysfunction. i get pressure in and every day have a headache which has ruined me. i get sharp pains in the temples and above ears and forehead. if i shake my head it sends a really painful pain through my temples. i have had occipital neuralgia checkwd and its not that, also not a migraine. im so lost amd need help my head constantly has pressure and pain amd i dont want to live after 4 months of this

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    Sounds awful for you Callum and I do empathise having just been diagnosed with ETD myself.

    Im looking for ideas too.

    Just a suggestion but I have found ETD massage to be helpful. An internet search throws up some Youtube clips about this . Going to try sleeping upright to see if that makes a difference. I have tried taking a decongestant before bed and when I do my ear feels less clogged and Im without pain when i wake up. I hope you and get some ideas to help you on this forum .

    Good luck

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    Keep getting support , there are some good Facebook groups if you search for eustachian tube but also give yourself a break from thinking about it and do realaxation things like short walks somewhere pretty , perhaps a gentle massage , use calming oils and do your own massage , relaxing music , do simple things you enjoy still when you can , keep going , it will get better , fluid and mucus build up takes a LONG time to drain and is VERY gradual but destressing and really resting helps not just your body but your mind too xx

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