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Facial Pain

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  • Posted By: peldridge
  • October 28, 2006
  • 03:52 AM

I have been dealing with pain in my face only on the left side, from my forehead down my face, in my cheek, under my eyes, down my neck, into the top of my shoulder (the complete left side of my face), tender to the touch, but not affected by hot or cold except that a heating pad seems to give me some relief, for about 6 weeks now. I have had it before, about 2 months ago, that lasted about a week. I have seen my dentist and he took xrays and checked my teeth and he said that my teeth are fine. He said it is probably a sinus infection, so he gave me vicadin es and antibiotic. After completing the antibiotic, the pain was still there. I went to a ear, nose and throat doctor and he couldn't find anything either. But he did a procedure with his finger that sent me through the roof because it hurt so bad. He took his finger and slid down beside my top teeth toward the back and pushed on the inner side of my cheek and the pain was horrible. He sent me for a cat scan which also came back negative. He stated that it was either from me grinding my teeth or a neurological problem. He told me to try a bite splint, wearing it constantly for 2 months and see if that relieves the pain. He thinks the muscles in my face are just constantly tight which in turn is causing the pain. Well I still have the pain and the only relief I get is when I take 2 vicadin es every 4-6 hours. And of course it doesn't completely relieve the pain. I need help! Has anyone have any idea what this could be? Has anyone ever had these symptoms. I also tend to bite the inside of my cheek from time to time and have had a blister on the inside of my left cheek and also a bump on my tongue, what I call a lie bump, and also have pain in my lower back, buttocks and spine which I have had for about 8 years, I had a doctor diagnose this as bone spurs, chronic arthritis and spine deteriation. Could I possibly have fibromyalgia? I am at a loss and need any one's opinion. I have missed some work and it seems to be getting worse. If it gets much worse, I will lose my job and have to apply for disability. Don't want to go that route, yet!! Please help!!

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  • hi i know how you feel i am also having the same symptoms as you are had it for 10 years now they are also telling me that i probably have fibro but will not say for sure i also dont want to go off on disability i take about 4 to 5 oxycet per day if you want to talk some just let me know
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    • October 28, 2006
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