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Old 01-08-2007, 09:55 AM   #1
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Sharp, needle like pains in jaw and tongue area

Wow, this is the 3rd or 4th time I've had these strange pains in my jaw and upper gum area and tongue! They feel like needles sticking me! Then the gum area feels really tender, like when you've brushed vigorously!
Since I had facial shingles back in July and that started with strange sensations on one side of my face, I get really anxious when this happens, wondering if I'm getting shingles again. Also, the heart palpitations are still with me but they aren't occuring when these facial pains are. Last night, we had a stressful night with a family member's young niece dying and we were at the hospital, and when I cried, the pain above my eye was so intense and I'd have to make myself stop crying! Can you believe these crazy symptoms?
Has anyone ever had anything like this before? I'm upper 60's and in relatively good health.

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Old 01-08-2007, 10:23 AM   #2
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Re: Sharp, needle like pains in jaw and tongue area

my mother in law has tri-geminal neuralgia which sounds quite similar to your symptoms and involves the tri, or three segmented nerve that runs along the side of the face and causes pain in the teeth, gums, jaw and up to the ear area. I accidentally read your message and noticed I had an answer. Of course, dentists are known to fail in diagnosing tri geminal neuralgia but neruologists are very familiar with it. Many sufferers go a long time before having a proper diagnosis and I believe treatment is usually in the form of a nerve regulating drug such as gabapentin and also Elavil, the anti depressant that is prescribed for nerve pain.

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