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horrible headace/facepain/jaw ache/chronic sinuses

ok, i am not too sure how to write this, but i'll start from the very beginning.
I am 19 years old and when i was roughly 15/16 i got spiked with ecstacy which led me to clench my jaw so hard that i was convinced it was dislcoated or something on the right hand side of my face as it was chronically clicking and grinding. The next day seemed to be fine and progressively i started to get pain in the right hand side of my face.
This pain has now become exceedingly unbearable over the last year or two and i have visited the doctor once who told me that it was my sinuses and gave me a nasal spray, this relieved a little pressure but done nothing major on the pain front.
My pain symptoms are: major pressure and pain in the right back side of my head leading down the back of my neck and up to my temple with a nasty pressure behind my right eye, my face generally feels quite numb on the right hand side and one of the ways i relieve this pain and pressure is to actually bang my head. i also feel little lumps in the back of my neck on the right hand side whenever i get this pain flare up (every day, usually from the morning) i also get an uneasy tension in my right shoulder which i feel the need to stretch and click out. The pain usually sets on when i stay idle for too long or focus too hard. When i rarely work out i am stopped by a pop in my right ear and not being able to hear out of it feeling like its clogged up with water. I have lived with this horrible pain for too long now and it genuinely brings me too tears every day, i am unable to carry on my normal day to day life because of it and i would rather a humbled opinion than my doctor thinking im talking rubbish and shrug me off. Any help would be so greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to help, Jon
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1551963 tn?1302296332
I'm not a doctor but i would go to the ER and ask for a CAT scan and another opinion.
Hope it works out and in the future if you lay your drink down and walk away, dont come back and drink it. just go get another one.
1539238 tn?1292865243
Find a good dentist and massage therapist.

Sounds like T M J  check it out....  you are probably clenching at night while you sleep, causing the muscles in your jaws, neck, and shoulders to pay!  The pain can be debilitating.

See a good massage therapist that is certified in NMT nueromusuclar therapy.

The dentist can help greatly as well with eval and treatment.
351246 tn?1379685732
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Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Sharp pain in the side of face could be due to injury to a nerve or pinched nerve, an infection or a trauma. Hence it could be Trigeminal neuralgia, abscess in tooth, exposed root canal, internal ear infection, maxillary sinusitis, TMJ, migraine, herpes (recurrent) without rash or fibromyalgia localized to face.
I think you should discuss these possibilities with your doctor. It is difficult to comment beyond this without examining. A comprehensive investigation is required keeping all the points in mind. Take care!
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Thank you so much for your help, the pain has not subsided and my doctor has yet to take me seriously. I have recent reoccurences of a dermatitus like rash and blisters on my scalp and on my hands. I just feel like general rubbish all the the time and it seems like no-one believes that there is something wrong with me :( To be honest the chronic pressure and pain seems and feels to me like i've got a brain tumour or a tumour or growth of some sort. I can't do it any more.
1539238 tn?1292865243
DONT give UP!

Low vitamin D will cause skin problems....we get D from sunshine...and milk fortified with D...

Check vitamin D and calcium, and a thyroid panel...this will cause musle spasms and pain, plus fatigue.

Seriously, see a dentist, not a doctor for the TMJ....Massage and acupuncture will hep...

Remember one thing...the doctor makes no more money if he heals you...thats the bottom line, you must take charge of your own health and seek answers.

Lori

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Thanks again, i still have no headway as for a diagnosis. The most recent thing the doctor has told me is that i have cluster headaches and gave me beta blockers, which in turn have done really nothing at all for the pain. The pain is getting progressively worse as is my health and well being. I used to be such an active, healthy person but this pain has made me pale, fragile and the stress (i hope) is making my hair fall out and thin. The newest occurence to my lovely experience is that i get incredibly trembly and shaky where, even if i move my head slightly it jerks and twitches as do my limbs. As for the doctor getting paid thing, that is a really good point - i never thought of it like that. Maybe i can hassle them daily now without feeling guilty and a hyperchondriac :) the dentist has examined my jaw many a time with xrays to boot, still cant find anything wrong with it except perhaps an imapcted wisdom tooth. The trouble with pain is, people dont understand what you're going through and generally think that you're over reacting. But when they see a 19 year old male who was once a fit healthy person crying because of a 'headache', they just think i'm crazy and depressed. What a spiral. Anyway rant over thank you for the advice :) as for the vitamin thing, any excuse to sunbathe hey!
Jon.
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