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Old 11-16-2009, 11:55 AM
 
Location: New York
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Unhappy Feeling pain to the touch at my temple

I suffer from migraines but I have this pain at my right temple when you touch it. I have the pain even when I don't have a migraine. No throbbing or stabbing. Just when I happen to touch it. Its feels like it bruised some how but I have not been hit there. I've been trying to do some search but only found possible TMJ or dislocated jaw disorder. Don't think thats it for me.

Any one out there hard of something like this.
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Old 11-16-2009, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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You would be surprised at the type of symptoms a sinus headache can create. Maybe check in to that and if it doesn't resolve, I'd recommend asking your doc for an MRI to rule out something more serious.
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Old 11-16-2009, 06:50 PM
 
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I would go to the doctor on that one. Don't mess around with mystery head pains. Even if it is just a sinus infection its better to catch those sooner than later.
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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How are you able to rule out TMJ issues? Have you seen a dentist about it? That particular symptom is closely tied to TMJ problems and you may be clenching (or even grinding) your teeth subconsciously or in your sleep.

I had a similar experience and didn't think my symptoms were related to the TMJ, but eventually it became clear that they were. I clench my jaw in my sleep, when stressed, when concentrating hard, etc. but I was never aware of it until the pain in my temple that got worse and worse. I also had some referred pain that made me think it might be my sinuses but decongestants didn't help (they actually made it worse because I clench more when on them). Consider seeing your dentist, mentioning the pain you are experiencing, and asking to have your bite checked.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:41 AM
 
Location: New York
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Thank you. I will. You all have been helpful.
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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Is that the side of your head that you typically hold your cell-phone to?
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:52 AM
 
Location: New York
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Is that the side of your head that you typically hold your cell-phone to?
Not really, I use both sides. I do where a headset at work but It very comfortable and its on the right side. Never thought that it could be my headset.
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Bucks, UK
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i've no idea how old you are, or other details such as whether this is a new symptom or longstanding, or whether this is likely to be something significant, or nothing at all...but from the minimal information you provide, the condition that needs to be excluded is temporal arteritis. go see your physician, and they can confirm or exclude.
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:00 PM
 
Location: northeast PA
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I agree about the possibility of temporal arteritis
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