Regular Headache after flap surgery in tongue

Hi

I don't recall any headaches post-op, but everyone reacts differently to anesthesia, analgesics, et cetera. The worst pain I had at that time was from the sutures in my tongue scraping the **** out of the roof of my mouth during trach cleanings. I also had some pain from the donation site for my flap (my right forearm). For the first month or so, it regularly felt like fireworks went off in the incision.

Back in my earliest days, there was a lot of tingling in my flap as the tissue settled in and the blood vessels and nerve endings established themselves.
Hello Debasispatnaik

Some headaches are muscle tension headaches caused by subconscious muscle tension like clenching the jaw muscles which are attached to the forehead (the temporalis muscles). Please read my post here.

Try the muscle relaxation exercises advised and see how you get on.

Best wishes

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Definitely linked to muscular tension as well - not just jaw but shoulders.

I occasionally get severe headaches, probably categorisable as migraine since they will include a sort of buzzing and bright lights - basically I just have to lie down till they're gone - but they improved a lot through getting physiotherapy and changing my computer desk setup. My speech therapy helped a lot too; looking at the exercises you suggest, many are the same or similar - I still do various of them myself when I remember!

Also being aware that there are certain things you really shouldn't do - partly normal back/neck care - but if you imagine the stance of holding a heavy tray in front of you - that movement is really really bad for your neck and shoulder, don't do it!!
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Originally posted by Debasispatnaik:
Wil anyone please let me know that what are all symptoms we find after flap surgery in tongue..Is headache is also a post surgery symptom?


I am one happy Stage 4 mouth cancer free survivor! Squamous Cell Carcinoma is the name – gone forever is the game. Thank you all for the prayers and continue to pray for me because I will have to have radiation to make sure that there are no hidden or unseen cancer cells lurking around. But that will be after I heal. My jaw is still solen but the surgeon said it looks great and should be as good as new within the next couple months/ I don't know exactly the terms used but surgery on my flap was part of the deal.

I experienced headaches after surgery *18 days ago) and still have them now. My head hurt so bad while I was in the hospital that I know I couldn't sleep for days on end.

I just got home yesterday - still swelled and sire and weak but I am cancer free. The headaches are still around but not as intense as they were. You will get through it in a matter of time as your body heals.
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Originally posted by MARCELLA:
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Originally posted by Debasispatnaik:
Wil anyone please let me know that what are all symptoms we find after flap surgery in tongue..Is headache is also a post surgery symptom?


I am one happy Stage 4 mouth cancer free survivor! Squamous Cell Carcinoma is the name – gone forever is the game. Thank you all for the prayers and continue to pray for me because I will have to have radiation to make sure that there are no hidden or unseen cancer cells lurking around. But that will be after I heal. My jaw is still solen but the surgeon said it looks great and should be as good as new within the next couple months/ I don't know exactly the terms used but surgery on my flap was part of the deal.

I experienced headaches after surgery *18 days ago) and still have them now. My head hurt so bad while I was in the hospital that I know I couldn't sleep for days on end.

I just got home yesterday - still swelled and sire and weak but I am cancer free. The headaches are still around but not as intense as they were. You will get through it in a matter of time as your body heals.


check out my blog at https://journeyofsurvivalblog.wordpress.com/
I am going for my 7th radiation treatment today - 23 left to go. This is precaution because of the very aggressive stage 4 tumor that was in my in my mouth. I am done with the home health therapists but I am still experiencing severe pain in shoulders and chest area due to arthitic conditions set off because of the severe lymph node surgery - normally they only remove 25 but they removed 92 in my neck and they were all cler. But I do therapy for the pain but it only helps some. In the mornings it is worse than other times - does anyone have any suggestions? I still can't raise my arms completely in the air without assistance. The therapist says it is because the nerves and muscles were disrupted due to the surgery. You can read more on my blog at https://journeyofsurvivalblog.wordpress.com/

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