Posted 2/7/2009 10:29 AM (GMT -6)
I'm hoping someone can explain what's going on with my jaw. In 2007, there was some pain off & on in a couple of lower teeth along with what seems like shifting. about the same time, a burning, tingling numbness had started that went through my face, neck, back and arms.
Then around Jan 2008, it seemed like whole my face and jaw had dropped a little. My jaw seems to hang somewhat slack now and it feels a little like what I would imagine the mumps feel like. I can still eat and talk without problem.
Additionally, a ringing in both ears began a couple of years ago and has become pretty severe. There has also been pain in my inner ears and there is a pretty strong sensitivity to sound. I am mention the ear issues because they feel interconnected with the jaw issues.
I read that facial palsy is sometimes a symptom of Lyme and wonder if this is what has happened.
Has anyone experienced something similar?
Would it be related to the muscles, glands, or the nerves?