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Chronic ear pain, migrane(migraine) and sinus pressure
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Chronic ear pain, migrane(migraine) and sinus pressure

*Major Problem- Eair Pain
I have severe ear pain in both ears. Ears feel like they have a lot of built up pressure, feels achy like they are going to pop, get ocassional ringing in both ears, ocassional sharp shooting shockwave pain primarly in right ear, have to put tissue in ears everyday b/c too much air getting in my ears makes it ache.  Both ears are very sensitive to high pitched sounds and loud base.  

Secondary Problems-Tension in temples and Sinus Pressure
Very tense pressure in temples on both sides of head. When rubbed can feel the spot that is tight and applied pressure on spot causes pain, ocassional sharp shooting pain in back of head (probably triggered from diary products)
Strong sinus pressure around nose and eyes.

Medication/Treatment History
Primary care physician said possible trigeminal neuralgia. Prescribed Gabapentin, Oxcarbazephine, Sumatriptan. Medications enhanced symptoms and had discomforting side effects, no longer taking these meds. Saw ENT who prescribed Amitriptyline, med only helps with going to sleep, still taking this med.  

Had MRI w/o contrast that showed no problem. Saw ENT that found no problems from looking in my ear and nose.  Over counter meds have been more successful in alleviating symptoms with no known side effects. Inflammortary pain medicine, sinus pressure and congestion medicine works the best. However have to take almost everyday to cope.  

Other Pain/Medical History
Had previous auto accidents that resulted in disc buldges on neck and spine. Frequently have neck stiffness, knots in my back that are painful when rubbed,and aches in my elboes especially when weather is rainy. Had no major surgery aside from a hammertoe surgery 6 years ago

Question?
Symptoms have been ongoing for past 2 1/2 years.  From reading my info could this be trigeminal neuralgia or atypical trigeminal neuralgia, acute sinusitis, tinnitus, TMJ? Other than MRI are there any other procedures and scans that can be done to get a better look at my sinuses and internal ear.  Can wisdom teeth cause these symptoms?  My dentist recommends I extract all 4 wisdom tooth, can these extractions cause my symptom to increase.?
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I never had ear pain with TN.  Your symptoms sound like something else -- maybe if they could help your sinus troubles, the ear problems would ease.

You ask about other tests for your sinuses -- did your ENT do a CT scan of your sinuses?

Maybe it's time for a different doctor?

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This pranayam will help to ease some of your symptoms and dependency on medicine.The extra oxygen going into the body will help to balance the body systems.Your feedback in 3 weeks and again in 3 months will help to guide you further.
Build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after one minute.
Anulom Vilom pranayam –
Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril  
then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril  
then -keeping the left nostril closed  deep breath-in through right nostril
then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
Repeat this cycle for 15 to 30  minutes twice a day.
Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.
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