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Myofascial pain diagnosis?

Hi guys I'm a 34 year old girl who was happy active and loving being a mother of 2 beautiful girls and 2 months ago my life changed. I came to work one morning and had the worst pain in my head, dizzy, nausea, blurry vision and then it all went down hill was weak for a few wks had no appetite and no energy at all. My mom helped me and I got stronger but this head continued.My blood work all normal and neurologists kept giving me migraine meds even 2 infusions and a nerve block and nothing would help! I mean from the minute I wake up to the minute I go to sleep I feel this pressure in my head temples nose and forehead. Anyway yesterday I decided to try a TMJ specialists he says not a TMJ but he called my diagnosis myofascial pain because when he examined me and especially when he touched inside my cheeks I jumped from the pain ... no wonder migraine meds didn't help cause this is not a migraine! He gave me some injection in my cheek and sending me to physical therapy! I'm

Just so exhausted after these 2 months of hell and so sad. It's so hard can't do anything fun and can't be happy cause I always feel the pressure in my head and forehead :( has anyone heard of this before???

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Yes, myofascial pain can be very serious as an actual nerve is involved and you don't even want to touch your face. My neurosurgeon assured me once my former mother-in-law who was hospitalized for her complaints when I was having surgery, that she did not have it, as he had watched her touch her face and nose even before he examined her. He told me not to worry about taking care of her but to care for myself for a change, as she would be begging for pain medication if she had this.

My sincere wishes that you have a very good neurologist and neurosurgeon who can decide on how to relieve your pain in the least invasive way. My heart goes out to you.

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Yes, Lala1211, I've had it myself years ago. I will tell that physical therapy is the way to go. I got a lot of relief from Myofascial pain. Give it some time, they can teach you what you can do at home to help with the pressure in your head and forehead. It will go away when stress levels go down.

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Thank u I'm so terrified and exhausted but I didn't give up went doctor to doctor I didn't except I had a 2 month migraine 24/7!

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Lala, headaches are a big part of myofascial pain. I never went a day w/o head pain. Either a muscle contraction headache or migraine. It was exhausting, it was scary. I never believed for a second it was anything more than extremely tight muscles and connective tissue. Physical therapy gently works on the tissue using heat and gentle stretching in order to release the trigger points as well as the lymphatic fluid build up. It takes time, patience and finding ways to help yourself through this difficult time. I would use hot towels on my face and would feel the pressure in my head release. It's not an overnight success but in working with physical therapy and even occupational therapy it helped immensely. I wish you well. x

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Thank u so much for this exactly what the doctor said! I can't wait for Thursday my first pt

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Enjoy the experience of relaxation. The therapists know what they are doing. My thoughts will be with you Thursday. x

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Thank u!

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So it's not myofascial pain since the moth guard hasn't worked or whatever TMJ they diagnose me with 🙄 since this most had allergy testing done and MRI of cervical once again all normal. On Monday they did nerve block all over my head :( I don't know still feel head coming and going from morning to night I'm loosing my mind! Everyone tells me to ignore and meditate but how can you when it's constant pressure/ pain/ u comfortable feeling! Everyone keeps saying how bizarre this is !!!! Duh!!!!!!! Like I don't know that . My mom thinks we should go to ER this wknd the one that has stroke / neurological wing but I'm thinking they will do all the tests again and diagnose me with a 2 month migraine!!! Before 6/5/17 I hardly ever even had a headache this has to stop! 😩😩😩😩😩 pls help me what in the world is happening to me !

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Lala1211, I'm sorry you continue to suffer with this constant pressure/pain. Since they have jumped from TMJ to Myofascial Pain back to TMJ, I agree with your mom. You should probably go to the ER stroke/neurological wing this weekend. Something is not right. You shouldn't have to suffer like this w/o knowing what you are dealing with. I wish you good luck in finding some answers. I'm so sorry for your pain. Please let us know how you do. x

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