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extreme facial pain... please help!

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  • Posted By: notyourmojo
  • February 22, 2007
  • 02:50 AM

Dont know where to post this... so ill give it a shot here...

I woke up the other morning and my right side of the face felt a little funky to better describe it felt like some 300lb weight lifter punched me.... but nothing looked different... i put on my make up and as i was applying blush the light brush stroke sent a jabbing pain through my ear, jaw, eye and up through my skull....

i have figured out where exactly the pain is coming from... its right where my jaw hits my mandible.... the area is swollen and the pain has not subsided at all.. infact it hurts to smile, relax my facial muscles, eat, or touch any part of the right side of my face or even ear region.

I have talked to a few doctors about it(my mother is a nurse and her frineds are all doctors) and they said i probably slept wrong... but its not going away and its been over a week now.. my right eye has started to hurt and have problems closing it and when i can close it i get a jabbing pain from it..... the right side of my face also feels warm(without touching it) im assuming its from the swelling...

if anyone could please help me....

current medications:

i have just been getting over the flu so im still taking some Dayquil to get through the day... i also take Yasmin 28 (birth control)

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  • Sorry for the terminology (I'm Dutch) but it sound like trigemenus neuralgia (pain of the trigeminus ? nerve). Try looking up causes for it via google.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 22, 2007
    • 01:16 PM
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  • Yep, def sounds like Trigeminal Neuralgia. I have been diagnosed with this for the last 8 Lonnnnnnnnnnnng years so Im kind of an expert on this, exceot I've always had the pain on both sides...not cool. Checkk it out on Wikipedia.com as they actually have a good source for this condition. It does come out of nowhere, and I was 24 when mine started. You can always check out my story at www.patientsweb.org/Cameron if you want another source for your not-so-entertainment:) Good luck. There is agreat book for this called "Striking Back - the trigemional neuralgia handbook" written by Michael Casey and Dr. Peter Jeanetta (the retired Dr./master on this affliction fr the U. of Pitt). It is commonly referred to as the TN Bible of sorts. Good Luck! Cameron (32-m Boulder, Colorado)
    Cameron9 3 Replies
    • November 29, 2011
    • 04:26 AM
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