I had the above operation exactly 5 weeks ago. The initial aftermath was quite difficult in terms of not being to breathe but gradually the swelling has decreased and I now have about 80% air flow through each nostril. However, I am suffering from the most painful headaches across my forehead (predominantly on the right which is where the septum was mainly deviated) which only reduce after taking pain relief, but do not go completely. I also have pain in both cheeks around the cheek bone areas. I sometimes sense a feeling which is almost like something contracting in my head. I am using a saline sinus rinse twice a day and have been told I should use this for a month in total. What I am seeking is some reassurance that these symptoms are normal after such surgery (which I am advised was quite extensive) and if so for how long the headaches are likely to occur.
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