Shooting pain in left side of face which wakes me

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   Posted 9/12/2007 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, for a few months now, I've been having an on-off pain in my left temple. When I lay on my right side and try to sleep, just as I am about to drop off I get a shooting pain which spreads from my temple right down neck and over the left side of my face which wakes me. When I sleep on my left side, this doesn't happen.

I often have a sore neck, and have to move it from side to side to 'crack' it, and sometimes gives me a headache in the back of my head. Has anyone and ideas what this could be ?

Thanks in advance.


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   Posted 9/12/2007 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi ste1200,

Sorry to hear about the pain you have been experiencing. We do not have any medical training here and are therefore unable to diagnose, we can only express a personal opinion.

I think the best thing you can do is go and see your Doctor about it as he/she is best to advise you here.

Please let us know how you get on?

take care

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   Posted 9/12/2007 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the reply, I will see my GP.


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   Posted 9/21/2007 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey ste, My gosh so sorry to hear the pain you are going through, as Annuk said you should see a doctor, I see you say you will now and I wish you luck for when you go, take care and I hope you get well soon xx



Again I have deleted your signature from this post as it contravenes Forum Rules - Ann

Post Edited By Moderator (Annuk) : 9/22/2007 1:48:24 AM (GMT-6)

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