Tension headaches and back

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Hi for the past week I have been having these headaches and feel all tensed in my back my head feels like it's being squeezed my forehead and nose ache does anybody else get this is it normal with anxiety??

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    Yes I get pressure that feels like I tight band around my head and it's also in my forhead and nose.... All the symptoms of a tension headach and anxiety.... I've had ct scan and MRI as well as a lot of people on here that have had the same symptoms and we've all been told all clear.... It's anxiety

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      Hi there,

      What I get is pressure across my face including cheeks,nose,forehead, and it plugs my left ear and sometimes my left nostril. This causes an off balance feeling. I get this every day........for quite a few years. It causes me such anxiety now. I am continually holding my nose to pop my eat.

      Can you relate to any of this?

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      That's what I do when I get off balance sometime it feels like the floor is swaying. Someone on here today my to d lo that.... I do it a couple of times the ought the day and it works so goid

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      Do both pop cause it seems with me its one pops a lot then the other makes some weird sound maybe or the other over pops and i have to wait for it to go back to normal. This is a regular part of my day lately. I was told not to blow hard the et is threadlike. 
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      This sounds like sinus trouble.

      I have suffered with sinus issues for many years and had the problems you describe all the time.

      I eventually had the built up calcium removed from my nasal cavity but as it has been years since this was done, it has built up again and i am now back to what you have described.

      I suggest you see an ENT speciallist because i know how annoying this problem is.

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      Gosh, I have never heard of or spoken to anyone that has had this.

      Two years ago, I went to 2 ENT's. The last one did MRI and Catscan and said all was good. I then went to a nuerologist and he said maybe migraines. He wanted me to take topomax, but there were to many side affects with that medication, and I could not handle that at the time as I had stomach issues and anxiety.

      Do you get this daily? And do you relate any of this with cloud cover and barametric pressure?

      So glad you replied 

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      Yes, i have this problem daily and it is worse at different times such as cloud cover and barametric pressure.

      It is harder for air to enter my left nostril than my right, which is the one that had the most calcium removed. I feel it at the back of my nose where the cavity area is. It feels like there is only a small opening.

      All my scans have shown sinus blockage or something similar and was always noted by the person reading the xrays/scans.

      Do you have yours and the reports given with them?

      I have kept all mine and time is showing it's worsening.

      The first time i saw an ENT he said my sinuses were blocked and used a hooked thing similar to what a dentist uses and put it up my nose, got it in place and yanked.

      I had mucus run out of my nostril, down into my throat and out of my ear.

      He did this to both sides, and apart from being unpleasant with only a second or two of pain, it unblocked my sinuses for a while.

      The next time i saw him he wanted to do the same "clean out", but because i'm a sook and don't like pain, and knew what to expect, i refused. He then booked me in for surgery and chipped away the excess calcium to make the sinus cavities larger and easier to drain.

      As it's been a couple of years since you last had it looked at, i suggest you go again as it really sounds like the sinus problems i have, and have dealt with for many, many years.

      Sometimes a nasal spray helps, as does a saline wash called Fess, however these only help for a short time.

      Let me know how you go.

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