He ignored me like usual and said I must have done something to irritate my jaw. That was the end of the conversation. He then asked me how my depression was doing. WHAT DEPRESSION? I haven't seen him in a long time since he is my general practitioner here in town. I went thru the Mayo clinic's fibro program this summer and before that I was seen by a rheuematologist at Mayo last spring. Since then I have been seeing a psychiatrist here in town - he's in charge of getting my meds straight. I hate saying that. It sounds like I am a head case! I am now switching doctors. I am fed up with him and his nurse. The nurse has told me that I just have "live with it" and before I was diagnosed she told me that "maybe it's just age" - I am 35!! All he wanted to do in the first place was load me up on more anti depressants - like most doctors that think we are crazy.
I am actually going back on lyrica. I don't have any diagnosis for my jaw pain but that should help with the nerve pain I guess. I am going back on lyrica - I call it my FAT PILL - because Cymbalta and Savalla did nothing for my pain. When I get my new general practitioner - who has been recomended to me by another fibro patient- I will discuss with her the jaw pain thing. I will probably be seeing her within the next month - as soon as I start swelling up from the lyrica. I guess I might get an Rx for a water pill this time if I swell like I did last time. That's what the pyschiatrist said anyway.
It just is a never ending battle.