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My mother has severe ear pain, no diagnosis

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  • Posted By: radiclus
  • April 28, 2009
  • 07:52 PM

My mother has severe ear pain, and pain in lymph gland below her ears. Saliva glands produce excessive saliva and metallic taste. Ears and jaw itch. Her face feels like it's starting to go numb. Sometimes there is a sharp burning pain on the outside of her shoulder.

Multiple doctors have performed blood tests and MRI's and tell her there is nothing wrong with her.

Symptoms started around a year ago, and have progressed. Pain onset is at random, and frequent. She may feel fine one hour and terrible the next.

Never wakes her up at night hurting.

She has been to Scott and White hospital and the only thing they can theorize is muscle spasms, for which they prescribed her epilepsy medicine called "topamax".


Please help if you have any idea what could be causing this.

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