I have been having sinus ( pressure in my temple and. Geeks, and nose as well as stuffed ears, mostly left sided) or TMJ some feeling of dislocation on the left side of my jaw and slight locking during dinner) symptoms of late. They get worse over the course of the day. In the morning I’m usually fine. Today I’m asymptomatic at 2:30 pm California time. Other days it can be painful. No visual changes. No sensitivity in my scalp.
I have been a gum chewer to help with reflux and have all but eliminated that. I do note that things get a bit worse after eating hard things like nuts. Unfortunately, I chew mostly on the symptomatic side because a lost a big molar on the other side. No one wants to fill in that space because I can’t have a bridge there and being on AA and Pred make an implant iffy.
I keep hoping it isn’t GCA arriving to complicate things. The ENT wants me to get a CT scan before seeing me. My GP wants me to use a sinus rinse, Flonase, and gargle. My Rheumy has examined me and says that with good pulses, very good inflammatory markers ( and mine have been pretty reactive in the beginning of my PMR) she thinks it is sinus because of post nasal mucus she saw.
When Dorset LDy mentioned in another discussion the other day that she had no pain or scalp tenderness and awoke with blindness on one eye, I became a bit more alarmed that I might be too casual about these symptoms.