Can migraine cause tender and painful arteries too or only temporal arteritis? I'm 25 thought this was too young for TA?
Yes. migraines can cause a wide array of neurologic symptoms from partial blindness to scalp tenderness (including temporal tenderness). Migraine induced scalp tenderness should be transient; TA tends to be persistent. If your temporal tenderness persists you need a referral to a neurologist for evaluation. Otherwise you're looking at one of a migraneurs' common symptoms.
Re: vasculitis, temporal arteritis, gca - does artery inflammation change - worse at times, improve or change - if so what would cause changes (?)
Painful temporal vein, tender all the way from top of ear to top of head. Also swollen. Could this be something other than temporal arteritis?
Can jaw issues cause temporal arteritis or symptoms resembling it? Jaw locks & clicks on same side as recently bulging forehead artery. Normal bp
Yes. Yes, likely TMJ. Not likey temporal arteritis. Sounds like a significant TMJ problem. See TMJ specialist. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. Read more...