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I got stiff neck, stiff jaw, headache and pain near my ear. I don't feel good very weak. Is it possible that I got meningities?

I got stiff neck, stiff jaw, headache and pain near my ear. I don't feel good very weak. Is it possible that I got meningities?

TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, neck pain, headache and jaw pain are common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Headache! Jaw tightness, earfullness and bitter taste in month for about two days now.?

Headache! Jaw tightness, earfullness and bitter taste in month for about two days now.?

Infection?: Could be infection from a back molar, likely an unerrupted third molar (wisdom tooth). See your dentist asap. ...Read more

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Does playing loud music cause headaches/jaw tightness/sinus pressure/dizziness?

Does playing loud music cause headaches/jaw tightness/sinus pressure/dizziness?

Headaches: Loud music could cause a headache. If loud music caused stress then yes, it could cause the jaw tightness and sinus pressure which are associated with stress. ...Read more

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Headache, ear fullness, jaw tightness, bitter taste in mouth. Last mnth dentist said wisdom teeth looked great. What could it be?

Headache, ear fullness, jaw tightness, bitter taste in mouth. Last mnth dentist said wisdom teeth looked great. What could it be?

Wisdom tooth pain: There are a few things that can be going on and your dentist or an oral surgeon would be able to determine this. TMJ, tooth decay, Infection, or even the wisdom teeth could be causing this. Wisdom can change position as they try it erupt. Depending on how long ago you had a wisdom tooth evaluation, things may have changed. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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What does jaw tightness/stiffness/pain indicate?

What does jaw tightness/stiffness/pain indicate?

TMJ or MFPDS: Usually this would be related to a TMJ problem or a myofacial pain dysfunction syndrome. ...Read more

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I am on geodon (ziprasidone) but it is not working because it is giving me tmj. Can jaw tightness clenching be related to shoulder and trapezius stiffness? Tight

I am on geodon (ziprasidone) but it is not working because it is giving me tmj. Can jaw tightness clenching be related to shoulder and trapezius stiffness? Tight

Geodon (ziprasidone) Side Effects: Good day;
Not familiar with patients taking Geodon; however, suggest you confer with your MD about lowering daily dose. TMJ symptoms may be controlled with an bruxing mouth guard or specially designed Orthodic device. A low dose muscle relaxant would lessen clenching and some stiffness. Frequent PT to bring blood flow to the tender, stiff muscles would improve your comfort level. Good luck ...Read more

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Is it normal to have feelings like trouble breathing when coming off antipsychotics abilify (aripiprazole)? Or muscle stiffness, jaw tightness? Does it ever let up

Is it normal to have feelings like trouble breathing when coming off antipsychotics abilify (aripiprazole)? Or muscle stiffness, jaw tightness? Does it ever let up

Anxiety: Is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, palpitations, tremors, and jaw stiffness. See your PCP. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have allergies, cold or TMJ? Clear runny nose, pain above eye, mild headache, jaw clicking. How to relieve symptoms?

How can you tell if you have allergies, cold or TMJ? Clear runny nose, pain above eye, mild headache, jaw clicking. How to relieve symptoms?

Unlikely one issue: Sinus/facial discomfort would be common to all three. Otherwise, you'd have to have more than one of the proposed causes. TMJ technically refers to the actual jaw joint, which can become inflamed and spawn localized or referred pain and clicking, but unlikely clear runny nose. You didn't mention migraine variant, which could possibly be triggered by TMJ. Get checked out. ...Read more

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For the past week I've had contraction type headaches above and behind left ear and temple area and my left eye sometimes hurts, comes and goes. ENT said could be jaw related or allergies. Any suggestions? Had a CT Angio a year ago and it was fine.

For the past week I've had contraction type headaches above and behind left ear and temple area and my left eye sometimes hurts, comes and goes. ENT said could be jaw related or allergies. Any suggestions? Had a CT Angio a year ago and it was fine.

One side head pain: These could be migraine headaches. Migraines have pain on one side of the head, nausea or vomiting and sensitivity to light. Migraine headaches are usually severe. This is also a common area to get tension headaches or muscle headaches. I usually start my patients on over the counter medications for these headaches. Check with your doctor if you can take medications such as ibuprofen or Tylenol. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with class 3 xbite as a kid and never had treatment. Been having jaw pain when eating, headaches, neck/shoulder stiffness. Tmj?

I was diagnosed with class 3 xbite as a kid and never had treatment. Been having jaw pain when eating, headaches, neck/shoulder stiffness. Tmj?

Likely: Your symptoms fall into the realm of TMJ issues. A class iii malocclusion can contribute if you have to slide your lower jaw forward to get your teeth to come together in the back. This pulls on the jaw joints, placing undo stress on them and may be part of the cause of your symptoms. Seek a professional opinion from a TMJ knowledgeable dentist. ...Read more

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Could severe headaches, ranging in type and location, be caused by wisdom teeth coming in? I also have jaw stiffness, and tooth pain.

Could severe headaches, ranging in type and location, be caused by wisdom teeth coming in? I also have jaw stiffness, and tooth pain.

Maybe: As impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth try to erupt and grow, the put tremendous pressure to the teeth in front of them increasing the frequency of nightime clenching and this can be a source of facial pain and headaches. ...Read more

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Can sinus infections caused dizziness, headaches, jaw stiffness, toothaches, watery eyes, drowsiness?

Can sinus infections caused dizziness, headaches, jaw stiffness, toothaches, watery eyes, drowsiness?

Yes: An infection in the sinus can have a wide effect on how you feel and cause all the symptoms listed above. I would schedule an appointment with your doctor to be evaluates. Simple nasal congestion or allergies can be the culprit as well. ...Read more

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I've been having headaches and constant pressure / numbness in my head, what could it be, I have been taking headache medication and allergy too?

I've been having headaches and constant pressure / numbness in my head, what could it be, I have been taking headache medication and allergy too?

Headaches: Persistent headaches may be due to tension with muscle contraction as the mechanism, but if these are new to you, frequent, or severe, an evaluation by a neurologist would be best. Appropriate tests will be ordered. If they are felt to be tension headaches, referral for stress management can be arranged. ...Read more

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Headaches in the front of my head could it be allergies?

Headaches in the front of my head could it be allergies?

Usually not: Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) rarely causes headaches. If you have severe nasal symptoms for several days the swollen nasal lining may interfere with frontal sinus drainage causing frontal pressure and if this continues the pressure can increase to pain. This process develops and resolves over many days. If you have the sudden onset of headache resolving in 24 hr, it is not allergy related. ...Read more

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For the past week I have been having these headaches in the front of my head above my eyes they come and go is this sinus I have terrible allergies

For the past week I have been having these headaches in the front of my head above my eyes they come and go is this sinus I have terrible allergies

Headaches: Yes you could be having sinus headache brought on by your nasal allergies or allergic rhinitis. Consult your doctor or an allergist for help. ...Read more

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Got hit in the head at a party sunday have a nagging headache since not sure if mild concussion or seasonal allergies or from drinking too much?

Got hit in the head at a party sunday have a nagging headache since not sure if mild concussion or seasonal allergies or from drinking too much?

Concussion Diagnosis: Concussion is caused by trauma to the brain. Concussion causes a constellation of symptoms including headache, confusion, nausea, dizziness, mood changes and sleepiness. You can have a loss of consciousness as part of the initial injury but this does not happen in all concussions. Treatment is rest and gradual return to activity. Contact your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How to get rid of sinus and head pressure.? Ok for the past year I have had these pressure headaches I have went to the doctors about 10 times over this they have all told me the sane thing that it some sort of allergy. I get pressure from my head on then

How to get rid of sinus and head pressure.? Ok for the past year I have had these pressure headaches I have went to the doctors about 10 times over this they have all told me the sane thing that it some sort of allergy. I get pressure from my head on then

Allergies: Well then stop wasting your time and go see an allergist, get tested, get to the bottom of it and find out what is triggering your symptoms and how you can manage them. The allergist can discuss different treatment options with you and provide you with long term relief. Find one at acaai. Org or aaaai. Org. ...Read more

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Head pressure dizziness sometimes vision. Changes somerimes headache nd sharp pains could something be seriously wrong with me? Anxiety TMJ allergies

Head pressure dizziness sometimes vision. Changes somerimes headache nd sharp pains could something be seriously wrong with me? Anxiety TMJ allergies

Important to see MD: Any severe headache deserves attention and ruling out most rare but serious conditions. Once shown to be not life-threatening, as most are not, then muscular caused can be dealt with. The majority of headaches are of muscular origin. ...Read more

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Vertigo/dizziness upon moving head and changing positions for 4 days. Nausea and slight headache. Just got a cat... Does this sound like an allergy?

Vertigo/dizziness upon moving head and changing positions for 4 days. Nausea and slight headache. Just got a cat... Does this sound like an allergy?

Vertigo: Not the most likely explanation. Vertigo like you describe is more likely to be due to a viral infection than to your new cat, although it's not impossible for a cat allergy to cause inflammation in your ears and lead to a stopped up head and vertigo. The commonest symptoms of cat allergy are itchy eyes, sneezing, nasal congestion and runny nose. See a doctor soon; vertigo is horrible! ...Read more

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Clear runny nose, little pressure in head headache with warmth to it. Is it allergies or should I take amoxicillion?

Clear runny nose, little pressure in head headache with warmth to it. Is it allergies or should I take amoxicillion?

Runny nose: Allergies or cold, I would not take an antibiotic. You should see your doctor and determine what is the problem. A cold should clear on its own. ...Read more

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I have ct scan last year from headache was normal. I got headache this year but it's moving all over my head and prusser in my head. Sinus or allergy

I have ct scan last year from headache was normal. I got headache this year but it's moving all over my head and prusser in my head. Sinus or allergy

CT and headaches: CT are used to look for structural abnormalities. You should see a good neurologist who should sit down with you and try to have you characterize the pain pattern of your headache and then do a thorough neurological examination followed by a laboratory examination if called for. Then an MRI if necessary. Doing a CT first is putting the cart before the horse! ...Read more

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Pressure headache back of head, head feels heavy, and now if I press right below ears it hurts. Allergies? Klonopin (clonazepam) withdrawel? Or lupus? I have all 3

Pressure headache back of head, head feels heavy, and now if I press right below ears it hurts. Allergies? Klonopin (clonazepam) withdrawel? Or lupus? I have all 3

Headache clinic at a: Local hospital may be the best way to go, especially if you have seen your primary doc. Treating one thing at a time can solve the mystery. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am a 69 year old woman. I feel like I have mumps. My jaws and even my teeth ache. I also have a headache and allergy symptoms. Runny nose. No fever?

I am a 69 year old woman. I feel like I have mumps. My jaws and even my teeth ache. I also have a headache and allergy symptoms. Runny nose. No fever?

ENT: In addition to seeing dentist for TMJ evaluation, would be prudent to see ENT to have throat, parotid glands, sinuses evaluated. ...Read more

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Persistent slight runny nose, slight sore throat, eyes that feel sore in the back with some pain. Often a dull headache at top of head. No allergies?

Persistent slight runny nose, slight sore throat, eyes that feel sore in the back with some pain. Often a dull headache at top of head. No allergies?

Inflammatory symptom: You are describing symptoms suggestive of chronic inflammation which may be due to infection, auto-immune disorder, neurologic or Allergies. What makes the symptoms better, what makes them worse? Do you have symptom-free periods and what triggers the symptoms? I would suggest you need allergy testing and you may try OTC antihistamines, if no improvement, your doctor may need to investigate cause. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more