I have throbbing, kind of stabbing pain just behind and above my right ear. I am taking Lyrica for another issue and have applied pressure just below my right ear to calm down Tinnitus. I am in general excellent health.
Do you have fever, ear discharge or pain by moving your ear? Is there any swelling or pain at back your ear? Do you feel pain by pressing at back of you ear? Was there any respiratory track infection in last few weeks?
I just feel a little soreness when I apply pressure just behind the top, middle of the right ear. That soreness was present yesterday. I have no fever, ear discharge or pain by moving the ear. No respiratory track infection in past few weeks. There might be a tiny bit of swelling behind the right front part of the ear (Temporal area ?). Feels like some type of inflammation?
The pain behind the right ear comes in sharp, little stabs of pain, not general headache type aching.
It is almost a nerve type of stabbing pain behind my right ear.
Again, the stabbing pain is in the bony area just behind and about an inch above the right ear. No signs of any ear problem and definitely not a skin infection. Feels like a nerve stabbing or inflamed artery right in the bony area behind and just above the right ear. Any other guidance or advice?
In that case, if your pain is on temporal are and you are able to reproduce the pain by pressing, then you will need proper evaluation to rule out temporal arteritis, which is common in older age. There is less likely possibility that it could be due to Lyrica side effects. If you can make it then, a proper evaluation would be much more informative. You can read more about temporal arteritis from here.