Okay, y'all, I've searched these forums and the web, and all I can find on this are articles about Laughing Headaches (LH). So, asking here.
When I smile or laugh a lot, my scalp hurts from the tops of my ears to the crown of my head, and it moves down as time passes but takes a few days to go away completely after I stop.
A friend suggested intracranial hypertension, but I looked, and the description doesn't fit what's going on with me at all (except the vision crap). LH headaches… read more
@A MyMSTeam Member OMG. Your comment led me down a rabbit hole of reading, and I came across this article: https://www.healthline.com/health/tmj-headache#...
Apparently, I'm irritating the joints/nerves in my jaw when I laugh and smile a lot, and that's causing the pain in my head. I was diagnosed with TMJ when I was 16. NEVER would've thought that could cause this. Thank you!
My path was: neuropathic hypersensitivity > neuropathic pain > trigeminal neuralgia > TMJ Headache.