Hi Julie: Back about
three weeks ago I had excruciating pain on the left side of my face. I was totally baffled. It began in the lower jaw, where there is no tooth, as it was removed about
ten years back, it began as a rumbling kind of pain. Like a drumbeat. Then it would shoot up into my upper jaw like someone stuck a hot skewer into the upper jaw. It was totally, unbearable. All I could do was sleep as I waited to see a dentist. They took x-rays and said there was nothing there. Then she (dentist), put some kind of mirror in my mouth and found a fractured tooth, split right in two, it was a molar closely connected to the sinus. She warned me that it would come out in pieces and I was running the risk of having a piece of tooth penetrate my sinus which would require immediate surgery. I said "get it out". I could not envision going forward in that degree of pain. The whole thing was resolved once she got it out. However, I do get a pounding in my right temple about
three times a week. I take a migraine medicine (Zomig) for that. When I have excruciating pain in my temple and face sometimes I take a smaller dose of amyltriptilene, ie. 25mgs. and lie down. It generally passes in about
two hours. Good luck. My mom has TMJ.
Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression.
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.