Headaches Without A Name

Posted by Gem @gemmax, May 8, 2018

Approximately one month ago, just as I was drifting off to sleep I began to have sharp pains in the left side of my head just above the temple.( I know what a migraine is and this is not one. I had severe migraines from 12 yrs old until 54 years old.) This pain in my head got worse until it seemed unbearable.I still have the headpain. Pain medication helps some for awhile,but nothing makes it go away completely.I am also dizzy. The two doctors that I have seen seem to think that it has something to do with sllergies or is a migraine of some kind.I went for my regular dental checkup and the dentist discovered a cracked wisdom tooth that will have to be removed or have a crown. It is the bottom tooth on the same side as the head pain. There is also pain in my neck and ear on the same side. Has anyone had anything like this? I have Sjogren’s, temporal lobe epilepsy and several other illnesses..Could it be the tooth causing this? The dentist told me that the nerve for that tooth is extensive. I am going to have the work done on Friday. The headpain was so severe when it began that I thought that I was having some sort of event. Any ideas or similar headaches?

@gemmax

@jewel888 you are the only person that I have had tell me that they may have had lung problems caused by dental work. Thank you for writing. it made me scasred to go for awhile, but of course with sjogren’s iwe really have no choice.

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I insist on antibiotics BEFORE dental work. I have no idea if it will help. I have heart disease and I must be careful.

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@jewel8888

Sounds like it is related. i am very sorry it hurts so bad. My teeth are in terrible shape, the ones remaining. I rember a back molar caused similar headache when I was young and received a crown. It went right away, so am hopeful yours will. It's hard on me, I have several that need to come out but money is tight. Is your toorh and nerve hurting?

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@gemmax hi I need to see Dentist about a partial I don't have many teeth on lower and noticed they are wearing down some ,so that's on my list of to do things right now I saw a really pretty wall hanging piece I've always liked anything nature so I'm going to Pamper myself and buy a few things

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@jewel8888

Your not taken as complaining, it's normal to ask questions and be concerned. Hoping your procedure goes well and you heal fast.

I appreciate your posting about the other procedures and complications. My lung surgeon had to watch a cavitary nodule for two yrs. (It was dx. two months after a horrendous infection and extraction of tooth near sinus). With RA, psoriatic, and Sjogrens he could never be certain of its cause. Having other bad teeth and lack of money to fix makes me worry too.

This site is wonderful for us to get a lot of our questions and feelings out. Sending support and hugs for Friday.

Julie

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@jewel8888 have you thought of a dental school? I've not used them but am going to find one I have gone for haircuts at a school where they have the student do the work but a hairstylist checks on there work.Just a suggestion.

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@gemmax

@jewel888 you are the only person that I have had tell me that they may have had lung problems caused by dental work. Thank you for writing. it made me scasred to go for awhile, but of course with sjogren’s iwe really have no choice.

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@oregon2016 how are you doing?did you have your heart cath? I always get antibiotics also glad your back

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@jewel8888

Sounds like it is related. i am very sorry it hurts so bad. My teeth are in terrible shape, the ones remaining. I rember a back molar caused similar headache when I was young and received a crown. It went right away, so am hopeful yours will. It's hard on me, I have several that need to come out but money is tight. Is your toorh and nerve hurting?

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@oregon2016 I'm praying for you and your Dentist that it will be alright .

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@jewel8888

Your not taken as complaining, it's normal to ask questions and be concerned. Hoping your procedure goes well and you heal fast.

I appreciate your posting about the other procedures and complications. My lung surgeon had to watch a cavitary nodule for two yrs. (It was dx. two months after a horrendous infection and extraction of tooth near sinus). With RA, psoriatic, and Sjogrens he could never be certain of its cause. Having other bad teeth and lack of money to fix makes me worry too.

This site is wonderful for us to get a lot of our questions and feelings out. Sending support and hugs for Friday.

Julie

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That is a an excellent idea and will try here in SC.. i see a lung surgeon at MUSC Charleston, it is far but would be worth it . i received care from National Institutes of Health, Dental Institute in Maryland many yrs ago. Patients in research and family get very good care there. Thank you !

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@jewel8888

Your not taken as complaining, it's normal to ask questions and be concerned. Hoping your procedure goes well and you heal fast.

I appreciate your posting about the other procedures and complications. My lung surgeon had to watch a cavitary nodule for two yrs. (It was dx. two months after a horrendous infection and extraction of tooth near sinus). With RA, psoriatic, and Sjogrens he could never be certain of its cause. Having other bad teeth and lack of money to fix makes me worry too.

This site is wonderful for us to get a lot of our questions and feelings out. Sending support and hugs for Friday.

Julie

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@jewel8888 your welcome best wishes

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@jewel8888 Unbelievably, the awful pain came back today…except it is not really in that tooth, although that tooth aches some.it is excruiating pain in my entire face, my neck the left side of my head. I have to say,I was feeling quite desparate most of the day as nothing helped.I made an appointment with my pain doc,and my eye doc but. they are early next week. Finally, about an hour ago, i put my large frozen mud pack (those blue soft ones) on my lower back and a smaller one on my eyes after taking my pain dose. and here i am able to comunicate again. It is a bit easier finally. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Gem

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@jewel8888

Sounds like it is related. i am very sorry it hurts so bad. My teeth are in terrible shape, the ones remaining. I rember a back molar caused similar headache when I was young and received a crown. It went right away, so am hopeful yours will. It's hard on me, I have several that need to come out but money is tight. Is your toorh and nerve hurting?

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@lioness Good for you on treating yourself.. We really need to take care of ourselves in everyway that we can. There is nothing worse than feeling helpless, so let’s just decide here and now that we will not let that happen. Be blessed!

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@jewel8888

Sounds like it is related. i am very sorry it hurts so bad. My teeth are in terrible shape, the ones remaining. I rember a back molar caused similar headache when I was young and received a crown. It went right away, so am hopeful yours will. It's hard on me, I have several that need to come out but money is tight. Is your toorh and nerve hurting?

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@parus Thank you for all the info. I know that our tooth alignment can caue lots of problems. the pain is unbelievable.

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@jewel8888

Sounds like it is related. i am very sorry it hurts so bad. My teeth are in terrible shape, the ones remaining. I rember a back molar caused similar headache when I was young and received a crown. It went right away, so am hopeful yours will. It's hard on me, I have several that need to come out but money is tight. Is your toorh and nerve hurting?

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@gemmax you are right thanks for starting Pamper yourself

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@gemmax

@jewel8888 Unbelievably, the awful pain came back today…except it is not really in that tooth, although that tooth aches some.it is excruiating pain in my entire face, my neck the left side of my head. I have to say,I was feeling quite desparate most of the day as nothing helped.I made an appointment with my pain doc,and my eye doc but. they are early next week. Finally, about an hour ago, i put my large frozen mud pack (those blue soft ones) on my lower back and a smaller one on my eyes after taking my pain dose. and here i am able to comunicate again. It is a bit easier finally. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Gem

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@gemmax you don't have any discomfort in left arm or chest do you? If not maybe a chriopractor could help

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@jewel8888

Sounds like it is related. i am very sorry it hurts so bad. My teeth are in terrible shape, the ones remaining. I rember a back molar caused similar headache when I was young and received a crown. It went right away, so am hopeful yours will. It's hard on me, I have several that need to come out but money is tight. Is your toorh and nerve hurting?

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@gemmax
You are very helpful and positive in your comments. I kind of figured there was a good reason why you were not pulling the wisdom tooth. You have several good reasons. I too lack much good chewing surface because of loosing my molars from a car accident that cracked them all on the right side. Implants are too expensive and they probably wouldn't work for you due to the Sjogrens problem.

Gail
Volunteer Mentor

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@gemmax

oh no, not good news. I am hoping the ice treatment will reduce your inflammation and it's nothing more for you on your plate. Sending comforting hugs your way, and prayers. Julie

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@gemmax

@jewel8888 Unbelievably, the awful pain came back today…except it is not really in that tooth, although that tooth aches some.it is excruiating pain in my entire face, my neck the left side of my head. I have to say,I was feeling quite desparate most of the day as nothing helped.I made an appointment with my pain doc,and my eye doc but. they are early next week. Finally, about an hour ago, i put my large frozen mud pack (those blue soft ones) on my lower back and a smaller one on my eyes after taking my pain dose. and here i am able to comunicate again. It is a bit easier finally. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Gem

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@gemmax

Please go to the ER if that pain continues or returns. Heart attacks are different in women, but the jaw pain and back pain could be signs of a heart problem. I don't want to alarm you, but better safe than sorry. Please check it out.

Gail
Volunteer Mentor

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