Yes, yes, oh yes...
I am having pain in my jaw, up to the temple area and over to the eye and cheek all along the jaw...
the doctor is beginning to think it is two things together and possibly 3...
Trigeminal Neuralgia... or tic doloureux (also known as proeopalgia) It can be sharp pain or episodes of mild pain
Episodes of severe, shooting or jabbing pain that may feel like an electric shock
Spontaneous attacks of pain or attacks triggered by things like touching the face, chewing, speaking, and brushing teeth
Bouts of pain lasting from a few seconds to several seconds
Episodes of several attacks lasting days, weeks, months or longer — some people have periods when they experience no pain
Pain in areas supplied by the trigeminal nerve (nerve branches), including the cheek, jaw, teeth, gums, lips, or less often the eye and forehead
Pain affecting one side of your face at a time
Pain focused in one spot or spread in a wider pattern
Attacks becoming more frequent and intense over time
Another cause could be TMJ or Tempromandibular Joint Disorder (I hope I spelled that right)
This is interesting as it hurts in some of the same areas as the Neuralgia above...and there is a site that has many more symptoms other than the jaw....
Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders may include:
TMJ disorders can also cause a clicking sound or grating sensation when you open your mouth or chew. But if there's no pain or limitation of movement associated with your jaw clicking, you probably don't have a TMJ disorder.
- Pain or tenderness of your jaw
- Aching pain in and around your ear
- Difficulty chewing or discomfort while chewing
- Aching facial pain
- Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth
- Uncomfortable bite
- An uneven bite, because one or more teeth are making premature contact
The last one is Temperal Arteritis, also called Giant Cell Arteritis...which I am going to be biopsied for even though I am just 47 nd not the main age of 72.....sigh...but I have had episodes of it hurting all the way up on my head like it is a path...this one is an artery,,which is right with the nerve that can cause the Neuralgia above....it can cause blindness and/or stroke at times so it needs to be checked, I just don't really want it.
The main symptoms are:
Patients with temporal arteritis usually notice visual symptoms in one eye at first, but as many as 50% may notice symptoms in the fellow eye within days if the condition is untreated.
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