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tongue spasms

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 19, 2011
  • 06:32 AM

I have a long list of different symptoms that have baffled doctors for 5 yrs. I went to an ENT monday to find out why I have dizzy and/or fainting spells, followed by nausea, and why loud shrill sounds (like dog barking) sometimes makes me vomit. I was having a "spasm" type pain on left side of my tongue about twice a week that only lasted a few seconds each time, but about 2 weeks ago that "spasm" (muscle cramp) pain started and hasnt completely gone away. My left ear and jaw hurts, especially when I open my mouth to eat or swallow (no real pain during chewing food ~ strange). My mouth/throat feels very dry, the base of my tongue hurts (feels achy). ENT didnt find signs of infection and is going to set me up to have a CT of my throat. I'm not sure what he's looking for or wants to rule out but I can probably guess "cancer". He also mentioned using a scope to look at my throat. Has anyone had this weird muscle spasm feeling (pain) on the sides of their tongues? If so, please share your experience with me. Thanks.

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