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Suffer from headache due to sinus problems. Bulging right temporal artery. Are these related?

Hello. . .i am 38 years old. I was just at the doctor on Thursday for a horrible headache especially over my sinuses. Thought maybe I had a sinus infection , doctor gave me a script for the z pack but said don t fill unless symptoms persist. Well the God awful headache disappeared. I assumed it was do too the large amounts of stress I have in my life and not sinus. Well today I woke with my rt temporal artery bulging and pulsating. It is noticeable and worrisome to my family. I also have a headache which is progressing throughout the day and noticed a sensitivity to light the past few days. I also have pressure in both ears( maybe from the HA) ??? Wondering if this is related to possible sinus infection or the dx of temporal arthr itis. Not sure if I should go to the ER. Thank you very much !
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Thanks for the query,

I understand your concern

Let me tell you that headache can be due to many causes and it can be due to migraine, tension headache, brain tumor/infection/bleed etc. I will request you to get evaluated by a neurologist who will examine you and help you through evaluation including a brain scan if needed. I feel that you have migraine headache and you will improve with anti-migraine medications. Medications that will help you are amitriptiline, topiramate, valproate, propranolol etc for chronic use and for acute attack, medications that will help are analgesics like ibuprofen, indomethacin etc. You need to have a regular food and sleep habit too. Temporal arteritis is basically a disaese of old age and will generally will occur in this age. If you are concerned, you can do a simple blood test, called ESR- Erythrocyte sedimentation rate , which will be very high in temporal arteritis. You may not go to the ER. You can meet a local neurologist in his office.
Best wishes

Dr Gopal Krishna Dash., MD(Medicine)., DM (Neurology).,Post-doctoral fellowship (Epilepsy)

Consultant Neurologist & Epileptologist

Narayana Hrudayalaya Multispeciality Hospital


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