I'm in a lot of pain. I've been twittering some....have kept up with a few friends and family on facebook, but I don't have it in me to blog at the moment. I have lots I want to say, but I'm just not well right now. The dentist no longer thinks it's TMJ and I don't think it is either. We're still looking into the root canal thing, but I'm even thinking it's not that. So, I'm in so much pain....and have a little road ahead of me before I can get better. I'm hoping for sweet relief soon, but until then I'll visit some blogs here and there. I'm just too ill right now to think about doing much else....no nicotine btw...still a non smoker. I'm hating the whole "smoker" thing even more now b/c I'm starting to question if maybe I quit smoking too late....it's just something I've thought about since I'm in so much pain right now. I'm on antibiotics....they're doing nothing. So, next will be root canal guy and if he doesn't figure this thing out, I'm thinking neurologist. I'll keep you guys posted when I can.
Oh, and I'll list my symptoms just in case any of you might have a clue about what's going on w/ me. Oh, and I'm not sure if all of it's tied in together but I had a few of the same symptoms a few months back...which lead me to the dentist after lots of normal results from tests my fam doc ran....which lead me to the TMJ prognosis. A few months ago, an upper back tooth on the left side was really sensative. I began feeling pressure in my ears and neck, sensativity in my jaw, 2 tingly fingers on left hand, tight jaw muscles. I had a cavity filled in the tooth and got my mouth guard and all of that went away.....except for the tooth sensativity. The sensativity became worse over time and eventually became pain. For the passed several weeks now the pain has been creeping into my jaw, then up behind my eye like a knife, then down back around to my bottom jaw. My left bottom jaw feels like it's on fire. I feel a twitching sensation in my jaw and the roof of my mouth hurts, along w/ the left side of my throat...like an achey pain. Now, it feels like I have a baseball behind my eyes and nose. My cheek tingles like pins and needles are being pushed through. My left eye tears up and tries to shut on me when I'm in real pain. My ear feels full and hurts sometimes...a couple times I've awoke to a fluid like feeling in my ear. My shoulder aches, my body aches too now. If I'm around noise or bright light, it almost immediately throws me into a migraine. Oh, and today I kept seeing little shadows out of the corner of my eye and thought I saw two strands of hair fall in front of my face...but nothing was there. Oh, and my hair hurts...I know that sounds strange, but my hair actually hurts....and the left side back of my skull when I'm having a migraine. It feels like pressure needs to be relieved in my head....a lot of pressure, but my sinuses are not really that stuffy. I wake up in the middle of the night hurting...can't sleep much. It's making me a little fruity b/c this has been going on for weeks now. Anybody know what all of this is?? (sigh) Considering I began having symptoms a few months ago (I think they're related...not sure), I don't think this is a sinus infection. You can almost draw a line right down the middle of my head....b/c the pain is pretty much all on the left side..at one point I had some jaw pain on the right side but now that's gone. I'll know soon enough though b/c I've been on penicillin for 2 days now. Any help would be appreciated if anybody has healthcare experience or knows anyone who's suffered from like symptoms. Sometimes it takes a village. Thanks.