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Alice the Fly
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 4/17/2008 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been suffering from chronic CONSTANT facial pain for over a year. The pain started in my gums and moved to the entire left side of my face. I went to every doctor and had every test done imaginable. I finally saw a tmj specialist who fitted me for a mouthgaurd that I wear constantly. That took some of the pain in my face away however I still have severe pain in between my eye and nose on the left. I also hurt the right side of my jaw a few months ago. I have trigger points throughout my neck, shoulder and back and get trigger pont injections in these. I recently started seeing a chiropractor who said my neck is misaligned and causing the pain in my eye because of nerve compression. However, I am still in extreme pain in my jaw and my face and can hardly eat. I have also recenlty been having pain when drinking organge juice under my tongue and in my gums. I also see a massage therapist every week which seems to help loosen up the muscles. I am not sure if what I am currently doing is the answer and I desperately need an answer. I don't know how much longer I can deal with the pain. Any ideas/stories/advice would be appreciated.

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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 220
   Posted 4/18/2008 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Give up citrus juices alice,it can act as trigger .Try a facial or acupuncture/acupressure.It might help.Massage sounds great .good to know its helping you ease the knots.

Take Care.
Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.
~Marian Wright Edelman~

I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room.
~Blaise Pascal~

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 5/7/2008 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Alice, I also have severe pain on the left-side of my face. Almost feels like sinus pressure along with jaw pain, gum pain, tooth pain, eye pain, and nose pain. What is this? I have Fibro, and thought that this pain is a symptom of that. It has been going on constantly for a month and a half.

You mentioned a mouth guard that you wear all the time. Did you get that from your regular dentist?
Current Meds: Cymbalta, Codeine Contin, Tylenol3, Tramadol.
Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in March 2008 but suffering about 7 yrs.

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