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Jaw pain

Can jaw pain and constant sore throat be a symptom of Fibromyalgia / CFS.
I was diagnosed with CFS a few years ago and had glandular fever when I was 19 (am 48 now) but have had bouts of feeling flu like and general fatigue over the years.  I have had a consistant sore throat, bit of ear pain, swollen glands and jaw ache, plus sharp pain in jaw when trying to eat, for over a month now. Dr gave me antibiotics but it hasn't helped.  Has anyone else experienced this please?
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Hi Darcy - I have fibro also  (diagnosed about 6 years ago).  What lead me to the firbro dr. was chronic jaw pain - TMJ.  My doc's theory is that my body is in pain, therefore I clench and grind my teeth.  I have tried mouth pieces, but keep biting through them.  

Unfortunately, I am caught in a vicous circle... I can't stop clenching and my body hurts.  I take it one day at a time... use hot wash cloths on my face to help reduce muscle tension - that helps a lot!

I feel your pain......
~ Kathy
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I get problems with a stiff jaw/swollen glands when I have particularly bad bouts. By bouts I mean worse than my normal chronic pain. I think Kathy made a very good point about being in pain and clenching the jaw. I use Icy Hot on my neck where it meets the jawline, that seems to help me the most.If you can tolerate the smell it helps.
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Yes, I've had pain in and around the jaw since I've had this disease. My jaw cracks and pops when I chew or clench. Sometimes there's severe pain that runs up and down the edge of my lower jaw. Sometimes this is associated with extreme soreness around the tongue and gums.
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Thank you so much for your replies.  My GP has asked to see me again but I doubt there's much they can do.  I'm trying to rest as much as possible and wonder if this has come about from the stress of a new job 6 weeks ago.  Thanks again.
Darcy.
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I definitely get the sore throats and jaw pain.  Lyrica made a huge difference in it.  I have reduced my dosage and it does come back periodically.  I also use NSAID's, massage therapy and meditation to help.
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