Im 24 female with numness in the right side of my face, ear fullness/pressure, light headness, sick feeling in the stomache, swelling under my right ear into my jaw line, shooting pain in my face, headaches.
this has bee going on since Jan 2010. it first just started as ear pain and a bit of swelling. the doctors just treated it for an ear infections since i ahve a history of ear infections. i was treated for 6weeks in a row with different antibiotics each times for ear infections/sinus infections and vertigo. nothing was working so i requested to be referred to an ENT. I saw him and he said that my ears are fine and we can feel the swelling so we sent me to an ultrasound of my proitid (sp?) (largest spit gland) gland, i just saw him yesterday for the results and he said it looked normal. the symptoms have been getting worse to the point that the pain is so bad it pretty much stops me in my tracks. nothing seems to make the pain worse or better it comes when it wants, its always painfull/pressure with spontanious shoting pain lasting a few seconds to mins. I have had any teeth problems ruled out and my TMJ ruled out.
when i went and saw my ENT yesterday he said that the ultrasound was normale and he didn't know what else. he was very rude and didn't rreally seem to care to listen to me. he sent me for xrays of my TMJ even though i have already had it ruled out.
so really i don;t know what to do next or who to see. i know that this is effecting my life and it sucks.
any insight anyone can give me would be great.