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Oct 26, 2016 4:21 AM

My new pain given by the wonderful fibro is ear, jaw and tooth pain. It's horrific and no pills are touching it. Also trying clove oil and a heat compress. I feel so depressed today when I try to keep positive 😞

Oct 26, 2016 6:57 AM

I'm so sorry jojo262!
I worked as a dental assistant before cancer and fibro took over.
I know that pain is excruciating... so many nerves...
try ice, it will shock the nerves and give you temporary relief. Make sure to not clench your teeth together as it will strain your jaw muscles.

If the ice isn't helping, alternate with heat.

Also, have you had a dental checkup lately? The fibro can exaggerate something else like a cavity and it can definitely make it feel like it's your entire jaw and head for that matter.

Hope this helps, sometimes when you look outside the pain you can find answers to alleviate it.

Oct 26, 2016 7:41 AM

Try massaging your neck and the bottom of your jaw as well as the jaw joint right in front of your ear. Sometimes when those muscles get tight they can make the facial nerve angry, which can cause the pain you describe. at least that is what causes my tooth, jaw, ear and eye pain. And teeth clenching (which is a normal guarding reaction to pain) only makes it worse.

Oct 26, 2016 8:23 AM

I went through that with my teeth. Then they started to break down from the inside out. I had NO cavities, fillings or root canals EVER and then that happened. I had to have all my teeth removed (most surgically because they broke off at the root) sometimes I'd be chatting and just spit out a toothπŸ˜³πŸ™„ How's that for a joyful experience. So, now I have dentures and my mouth still hurts but at least my teeth look good!! Have a better day Sweetie.. keep your chin up. {{{Hugs}}}πŸ’•

Oct 26, 2016 5:36 PM

Thank you all for your kindness, it helps so much. The pain has eased abit. I wish I had a magic rubber to erase the pain!! πŸ˜„ x

Oct 26, 2016 9:26 PM

Alwayz - I had that too and had all my top teeth removed only to discover I can't wear dentures due to a strong gag reflex. My only option is to have implants and well I just don't have 40,000 laying around. Am going to need to have lower teeth removed too but am putting it off as long as possible.

Oct 26, 2016 9:51 PM

Mimikay, you don't have to worry about that. I have a bad gag reflex myself and I have absolutely NO problem wearing the dentures. What you need to do is have the dentist make the plate a bit shorter. It'll take a bit of getting used to how to get good suction but if you can't then use a good adhesive and you should do well with that. I didn't think I could do it either but the only time I have a problem is when my pain is really bad or I'm sick and having nausea (then I have to take them out). I hope that's helpful to you. {{{Hugs}}}πŸ’•πŸ˜Š

Oct 26, 2016 11:06 PM

I think I need a new dentist. I only saw this one once when I went in originally for dentures. The techs had a hard time just getting the impression. I went back several times to have it shortened - never did they consult the dentist nor did I see him. So eventually I have up and was left with a denture that cost 400.00 and never worn.

Oct 26, 2016 11:12 PM

You can't do that to yourself. You deserve better and should have it. Take the denture back to the dentist and tell them it need adjustment and that they need to shorten it. They can do it after it's already done.

Oct 27, 2016 12:10 AM

It's been several years now hun. I was going back and forth for a year. Tried to get in to see the doctor but that never panned out. The stress just was not worth it any more. I will be talking to.a few dentists after the 1st of the year as right now it's enough to concentrate on getting past this pain etc. the wreck has thrown me in. Since its been a few years since I saw that dentist maybe I could get in to see him. They may have forgotten my name by now.

Oct 27, 2016 12:19 AM

I hope everything works out for you. Hang in there Sweetie, you've got a lot of wonderful people here to support you. {{{Hugs}}}πŸ’•πŸ˜Š

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