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Swelling of temples when chewing and nervousness, No

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Swelling of temples when chewing and nervousness
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: No injuries. It's only when I chew hard stuff and it's recent (like 1 day). I'm concerned because the last time I had this, I was critically low on sodium. Turns out I have an under active thyroid and am taking synthesis for that now
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Thyroid disease and bad cholesterol a bit high...
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Customer: Taking synthesis 125
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.


I'm Dr Chaithanya attending you

It is normal that when you are anxious and tensed, you get headache when you chew or hear loud noices, and mild swelling of temples etc

A one day history of these cannot suggest any diagnosis

Thyroid, low sodium may be coincidental finding last time as both are unrelated to the swelling of temples

How ever I suggest to take a tablet of Ibuprofen and Paracetamol combination twice a day for 2 days

Do TSH levels once to see if thyroid is normal

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