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TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint board

Hi Starr,
Your pain sounds like my facial neuralgia...which is diagnosed as "atypical facial neuralgia". It is generally due to inflammation around the facial nerve and affects all the branches of the facial nerve. This could explain the "crawling" sensation in so many different areas of ytour face and head. It's most unpleasant, to put it lightly. And downright miserable to put it honestly. Most accepted neuro meds have no affect on this pain. I do take Dilantin but it doesn't stop it. Pain medication also does little--if anything--to help. About the only thing that my doctors do is prescribe an anti-anxiety like valium or Xanax when it get really bad. I hope they can find the cause if yours. And I hope this helps.