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Laughing causes knife-like jaw pains?

I've never had this happen before. I was semi-reclined watching some comedy show and started laughing. Both sides of my jaws suddenly had knife-like stabbing jaw pains. I thought I'd pass out from the pain, 9 out of 10. I had to stop laughing quickly to stem the waves of stabbing pains.

Very strange. What could be causing this? I've never had trigeminal nerve pain before. Why is this happening?
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If stopping the activity stops the pain, it most likely is not nerve pain(neuropathy, neuralgia) and is more likely to be a muscle pain (spasm).  They can be very painful.  Has this happened more than once?  If it continues I would see you physician and/or dentist for evaluation.  
263988 tn?1281957896
This is the first time this has happened.

I have some other symptoms right now too which include headaches after lying down, nausea, dizziness, balance problems, weakness in hands/arms, and legs, cognitive problems, and hypersomnia.
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You should consult your physician.  I don't think this is a musculo-skeletal issue.
263988 tn?1281957896
Thank you for your time.

I don't believe it is either. I've got a referral to a neurologist but it's seems everyone is dragging their feet. Should I be more pressing with this matter?
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