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What is this pain and should I be worried?

(7 Posts)
lougle Thu 23-Jul-15 15:32:11

I've suffered migraines since 2002. Always right sided and frontal, like a rod going through my eyebrow to behind my temple. Although very nauseous, I'm not sick. I get various other symptoms -tingling arm, upper jaw pain, nasal pain, heightened sense of smell and intolerance to noise being the most common.

For the last few weeks I've started to get a severe but transient pain above and behind my right ear. It seems to happen if I shift position from lying on my back to my side, turning over, bending down, sneezing, coughing, etc.

So I'm thinking it's perhaps pressure related? But I don't know if it's something irksome but ignorable, or if I should go to the doctor?

I'm having botox next month to see if that helps the migraines.

lougle Thu 23-Jul-15 21:30:21

Any thoughts?

HippyChickMama Thu 23-Jul-15 21:33:43

It sounds like an inner ear problem if it is aggravated by movement and raised pressure. It might be worth getting a non urgent GP appointment to see if they can refer you to ENT/neurology for investigation.

FabULouse Thu 23-Jul-15 22:22:43

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lougle Thu 23-Jul-15 22:30:16

Not TN, I think. Wrong place. Not severe enough. Not touch sensitive.

I will look into TA and inner ear issues. Thank you.

HyacinthBouquetNo1 Fri 24-Jul-15 12:22:47

Occipital neuralgia?

lougle Fri 24-Jul-15 14:36:52

Possible, HBN1. It's quite transient but intense.

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