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Throbbing headache, nose sqeaking, tightening, clicking jaw. Is it TMJ?

Listen please, I've been with this massive throbbing head ache for over 3 days now. At first it wasn't so bad but as the days passed it started getting worse. From the beginning i experienced throbbing when I bend down. I thought it was a hunger headache so I ate and nothing happened. Then I thought it was a dehydration headache so I drank plenty of water and nothing has happened. On the second day I started experiencing a squeaking/tightening sound in my upper nose...and then my head would throb and hurt and it's just so awful...Other than that I have this constant dull pain. The frequency of my nose tightening/squeaking has increased. at first it was around every few hours and now it's about every hour/half-hour. I'm not congested or anything. And I don't have a history of headaches. I do have a clicking jaw. TMJ? I think I was told. It is beginning to hurt more now. The headache is mainly in my neck and back of the head. When my nose tightens up it helps to dull the pain by putting pressure on my temples while my head throbs. Can someone help me understand why I have this headache and why my nose is squeaking/tightening and what I can do to fix it?
Tue, 13 Aug 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi, it appears to be the sinusitis, must be secondary to the rhinitis, which you would not have felt, as it happens some times.
I advise you to consult an E.N.T.surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. You may have the M.R.I. for confirmation of the disease. Thank you.
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Hi,

TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) disorder is also possibility can be thought of only after the possibility of infection. You can apply warm compresses to the joint and take anti inflammatory pain killer drugs after consulting your doctor.

A physical therapist can also be approached as craniosacral therapy to relax the muscles and fascia of the jaw is very helpful in relieving the pain. You can use the day and night splints for TMJ. In addition, biofeedback instrument such as a biofeedback headband also helps at night.
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Throbbing headache, nose sqeaking, tightening, clicking jaw. Is it TMJ?

Hi, it appears to be the sinusitis, must be secondary to the rhinitis, which you would not have felt, as it happens some times. I advise you to consult an E.N.T.surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. You may have the M.R.I. for confirmation of the disease. Thank you.