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face pain

Postby livermore » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:12 pm

Hi evereyone,

I havent posted on here for a while but just wanted to ask you all a question. Im in a lot of pain(on and off)in my face down the left side of my face, i thought it was tooth ache. It started last sat night and i really thought it was tooth ache altho i had never suffered with this before, i was in agony on sun but cudnt reall y pin point a tooth just in a lot of pain in my mouth, gums bleeding and taking lots of meds. But it then eased off that night and its now been an on off since, pain all along my cheekbone and face it hurts like an ache and my teeth feel sesitive but it hasnt really effected my eating and drinking too much and dont have to take any meds anymore which is good as still tring for a baby.

Just wondering if anyone else has suffered with this?? I have a dentists appointment in two weeks but it feels more like face joint or muscle pain than my teeth.

Thanks in advance.

Michelle. x
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Re: face pain

Postby FluppyPuffy » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:14 pm

Wondered if this might help explain a few things with your face pain :teddy-bear: :teddy-bear:
http://www.ukfibromyalgia.com/overlapping-conditions/tmj.html
It might be worth having it checked out, just to be sure :penguin: :penguin: :penguin:
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Re: face pain

Postby Roseofsharon » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:14 pm

Hi Michelle so sorry you have been hit by this pain. It really is the worst that I have had. Mine was diagnosed as trigeminal neuralgia when I landed in A&e with it in November. Please get it checked, don't wait for it to get any worse. I can promise you it is worth it.
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Re: face pain

Postby livermore » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:03 am

Thank you both that link was very helpful and sounds exactly what i am experiencing, will go to my docs monday morn.

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Re: face pain

Postby difly » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:07 am

yes michelle would definately get pain checked out , I also sufer with a lot of face pain down left side in my jaw and cheek,it comes and goes and nurse thought it was neuralgia but no definite diagnosis ???? hope you get some answers xxxx
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Re: face pain

Postby loubie » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:06 am

hope your feeling better :blowkiss:
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Re: face pain

Postby livermore » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:08 am

Thank you all,

I went to docs yesterday and she said she it was tmj and that apart frm painkillers there isnt anything she can do. It hurts so much at night but i can not take anything as im trying for a baby so im a bit stuck. she did advise going to see my dentist tho which luckly i have an appointment in 2wks time.

Thank you all for your support.

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Postby FluppyPuffy » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:13 pm

Glad you've been told what it is Michelle, have you tried something warm on the area, such as a warm small wheaty bag to see if that gives you any relief??
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Re: face pain

Postby tonydin » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:45 pm

hi used to have this a lot at the start when all was going silly with me , could br tmj or sines problem both assosiated with fm, good news is i seem to have got over it only took 10 years lol but at least you know it will go one day

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Re: face pain

Postby livermore » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:01 am

I havent tried anything on it as it does seem to ease off in the day and just comes back soooo bad at night.

Glad it might go away one day. Im hoping the dentist in a few wks might b able to help aswell.

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Re: face pain

Postby denys » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:10 pm

:fingerscrossed: it goes into remission and you get some relief :fingerscrossed:
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Re: face pain

Postby MCT » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:13 am

I've had persistent TMJ for about as long as I've had Fibro, in fact it was the Oral/Max Consultant I went to see about me grinding my teeth and a very painful locking jaw who was the first doc to say he thought I had FM. There is something that can be done apart from painkillers, I get botox injection every few months to relax the jaw muscles but I always know when my botox injections are wearing off cos all the old symptoms come back. I don't know if it's the same everywhere ie only specialist units can do the injections but I have to go to Edinburgh Western General's Dept of Clinincal Neurology for mine.

At night you may find that a hot water bottle or wheat bag on the sore side will help to ease it a bit. Chances are that you are also grinding your teeth, something which will add to the tooth pain. Have a look in a mirror and stick your tongue out, if your tongue has wavy scalloped edges then you grind your teeth. I you find that you are, hopefully your dentist will organise to have a soft splint made for you to wear at night to relieve some of the pressure on your teeth.

You may find that this cold weather isn't helping, I know even with injections if my face gets really cold it triggers chattering teeth which in turn sets my jaw off. If I go out when it's cold I end up wearing one of those woolly (Peruvian?) hats that have long sides, a scarf & then my jacket with the hood and collar up to make it more bearable.
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Re: face pain

Postby livermore » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:04 am

Thanks MCT,

I dont think my tongue has any wavy bits on it but im not sure, i do think im grinding my teeth in my sleep tho and its defo not helping that im cold all the time!!! At the monent we are having work done on our house and so have no central heating so im cold all the time, i always have hot water bottles but havent put it on my face yet will try that tonight. Im hoping that my dentist might b able to help a bit more when i see him on the 28th. Thnaks for the advice.

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Re: face pain

Postby MCT » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:58 am

I forgot to say that something else you may be doing is clenching your teeth together without really realising your doing it (can be a cause of bad headaches) - I tend to do it if I'm feeling stressed or I'm concentrating hard on something.

The Oral/Max Doc said that if I found I was clenching my teeth I should place the tip of my tongue on the roof of my mouth so that my lower jaw drops enough to release the pressure. It works & as soon as I realise my teeth are clenching I take a couple of minutes out to do the exercise.
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Re: face pain

Postby livermore » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:38 pm

Thank you again,

You are so right that is exactly what im doing i keep clenching my teeth and then i find im automatically puting my tongue up to make it drop and i didnt even know i was doing it till this all started!!

Hope the dentist is guna b able to help a bit but i guess its probably just something im going to have to live with.

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