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Can a broken nose trigger migraines?

I have had migraines since I was in my teens. Usually once every month or so depending on the time of year and location I’m in. I’m 41 and recently broke my nose, I now have a headache every day and a migraine 2-4 times a week. I also almost always get the “firefly” triggers but not in enough time to help minimize the onset of the migraine.

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  • rosie.smiles
    2 years ago

    So sorry to hear of your difficult time…that is no fun. 🙁 I would say that a broken nose can absolutely cause headaches and migraines. I had a deviated septum (not sure if it was from an injury or if it was always like that), and I had 2 surgeries on it. One was part of sinus surgery for chronic sinusitis and headaches, and the other was a part of a nerve decompression surgery I had for my chronic intractable migraines. Both were very successful surgeries–not fun to go through–but totally worth it. Hope this helps! 🙂

  • sustaita76 author
    2 years ago

    I have an appointment with a Neurologist next week….. I hope I get some answers and relief

  • Ronan
    2 years ago

    Ouch! Sorry to hear about the nose. The stress of I would think would be enough to trigger one. Then the face pain on top if it. Take gentle care of yourself. HUGS

  • Nancy Harris Bonk moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi sustaita76,

    I’m sorry to hear about your recent broken nose, I bet that’s painful.

    I would imagine having a broken nose could certainly trigger a migraine attack. Did the doctor suggest anything to help ease your pain?

    Let me know and I hope it heals quickly!

  • cknowles72
    2 years ago

    I just hit myself in the nose really hard earlier this week and have had nasty migraines all week!

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