To anyone with jaw pain

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magenta
magenta Member Posts: 1,604
edited 25. Jan 2011, 06:56 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi everyone,
As some people on this forum may know, I suffer from terrible jaw pain and am waiting for results of a ct scan (tomorrow). I know there are a few of you who suffer/ have suffered from this. Recently I have been getting pain under my chin and down my neck. Feels like the soft tissue all around my chin area is inflammed. Just wondered if others have had this?
Magenta x

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  • redpoppy
    redpoppy Member Posts: 108
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    magenta wrote:
    Hi everyone,
    As some people on this forum may know, I suffer from terrible jaw pain and am waiting for results of a ct scan (tomorrow). I know there are a few of you who suffer/ have suffered from this. Recently I have been getting pain under my chin and down my neck. Feels like the soft tissue all around my chin area is inflammed. Just wondered if others have had this?
    Magenta x
    ..hi magenta.i have had bad jaw pain a few years ago,i do remember going to the dentist as i thought it was something to do with my teeth.he told me it must be my arthritis.i ended up just taking painkillers it did go in the end.but i cant remember how long it took.yours sounds pretty bad.
  • tiggernut
    tiggernut Member Posts: 339
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    magenta wrote:
    Hi everyone,
    As some people on this forum may know, I suffer from terrible jaw pain and am waiting for results of a ct scan (tomorrow). I know there are a few of you who suffer/ have suffered from this. Recently I have been getting pain under my chin and down my neck. Feels like the soft tissue all around my chin area is inflammed. Just wondered if others have had this?
    Magenta x

    Hi Magenta,
    I get jaw pain from time to time I first had Arthritis diagnosed in my jaw when I was 18 I am now 54!
    Fortunately it's not been too bad over the years.
    I had a bite raiser made for me which goes over your teeth but I was 18 at the time and didn't wear it as it made me talk with a lisp and gave me mouth ulcers! I have also has ultra sound on it which really helps. I also had a similar thing made about 3 years ago to go over my teeth again which I was told to wear at nigh. The Dentist said my problem was because I grind my teeth in my sleep!!
    Sometimes when I move my jaw it sounds like gravel.
    The best thing I found is the ultra sound.
    Good luck.
    Tiggernut.
  • livinglegend
    livinglegend Member Posts: 1,425
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I get Arthur occasionally in the jaw bone joints just in front of my ears, so I drink soup for a few days and give everyone else's ears a welcome rest. :lol:

    Joseph 8)
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  • magenta
    magenta Member Posts: 1,604
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hiya,
    I've already added another new topic regards my jaw. I have been told that I have osteoarthritis in both sides-quite progressed apparently! My ct scan has shown up some 'odd' things that the dentist didn't understand so I have to go to the hospital , where scan was done, to 'go through' scan pictures. I must admit I'm a bit scared about this but I'll deal with it. I'm still in agony and don't know how much longer I can go on without being prescribed some kind of anti-inflammatory. Thanks to all for your replies,
    Magenta x
  • mari50
    mari50 Member Posts: 27
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hiya
    I was diagosed with osteoarthitis in my jaw about 5 years age and get terrible pain on both sides of my face and across my eyes. I find gentle exercise helps a great deal. The problem is that now I get pain from my neck to the base of my spine, including pain in my head. I have tried talking to my doctor and they (more than one doctor) said that I should take paracetamol and when I asked about the attitude I got was told, that it won't get better so what do I expect. There was no answer when I said "understanding". There are two surgeries in Truro and they both believe the same from talking to other people. I do gentle exercises each day and take cod liver oil tablets as I am determined to stay off drugs for as long as possible.
  • jilly
    jilly Member Posts: 503
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Magenta , i have the same problem , i have pain in my jaw and ears , my shoulders are also driving me mad . i have all sorts of tests they just say it is arthritis in my jaw . I started with thyroid trouble , i think some of my pain is from that but it as taken 2 years to sort any thing out . I used to be on the site before as alicea and i think i spoke to you then . I hope you manage to get help for your pain it is horrible living with lots of pain every day , jilly
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,493
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    Hi Maria

    I get it too at times - I think you have got a not so nice DR :sad: There is another on here who has has issues with docs your way(ish) and she has finally amnaged to change to a better on.

    I have had xrays on my neck but never on my jaw....though the rhuematologist says it is arthritis and I nearly had a mouth guard like magenta had.

    I do hope you get some help soon and you too Jilly. So many of us have it here too don't we - my dentist says it's a very very well-used joint - and he is right you use your jaw for so much even swallowing.

    Love

    toni xx
  • magenta
    magenta Member Posts: 1,604
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    Hiya,
    It's weird seeing a post I started over 2yrs ago!
    I haven't really updated everyone on my problems with my jaw. Frogmorton is usually the one that gets all my woes :grin:

    Hi Marie, Jilly and Toni.
    I'm so sorry to hear about all your pain. I know exactly where you are coming from. Lately I've had to take a week off my work cos of the pain but feel I'm heading that way again. I feel that I've been battered all over my face and the pain is really bad. My neck gets awfully stiff and sore too and I get tinnitus. I'm on Tramadol but they're given me other problems.
    After 4yrs of pain and being punted from here, there and everywhere, I've finally been referred to a maxilliofacial surgeon who deals with the jaw-God only knows why this never happened earlier but it's the NHS we're in after all!
    I have severe OA in all of my jaw joints and narrowing of the space between my jaw bones-normally people get one or the other, not both. Surgery has been mentioned and injections into jaw-I'll let you know how I get on.
    I kinda stopped posting about my jaw cos I felt at one point, that's all I did. I just got on with it but I must admit, it's good to talk to others in the same positon as me.
    Jilly, hope you're feeling a bit better now? I'm sending you a pm.
    Take care all,
    Magenta x
  • mari50
    mari50 Member Posts: 27
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    Hiya Toni
    I have two metal plates in my mouth to keep my jaw in place. This helps the pain and the dentist who I see regularly is absolutely brilliant. He gives me answers to my questions and tells me straight, but the problem is, I see him once a year but to know that he is available and is a help. I have tried changing doctors and have put in two official complaints but nothing doing. I will stick to the dentist.
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,493
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    Maria

    How right you are! when you get a good one do NOT loose him/her!!

    Love

    toni xx
  • mari50
    mari50 Member Posts: 27
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    Toni
    No way will I lose this one. I get terrible pain just below my eyes and the optician wanted me to see a specialist and the doctor said (over the phone actually) that I don't have iritis so won't send me. My lovely dentist explained that the pain in my jaw, which sometimes gives me like a toothache pain causes the muscle to inflame which aggrevates the pain near my eyes. I went years worrying about it until my dentist told me. He has also got a great sense of humour.
  • meanyjarReA
    meanyjarReA Member Posts: 39
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    Oh my goodness, I had jaw pain once!! I looked like Desperate Dan and the pain was flippin' awful!!
    However it was because I had an abscess in my gum, just that the arthritis likes to pounce on it and flare-up the whole area! It has left some damage and I now have a permanant mini lump and a slightly bruised feeling to remind me of my Desperate Dan days!

    :smile:
    Jean-Mary
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  • mari50
    mari50 Member Posts: 27
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    Hiya all
    Is this all the people who have jaw pain? I read online once that a lot of people get it but there again it was an American site and after reading it for about two minutes frightened myself to switch it off and never again read it!!
  • woodbon
    woodbon Member Posts: 4,969
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    Good luck with the scan. I hope they can find out what is causing all the jaw pain and do something for you. I think I may have got a little bit. for the past week or so I've had like a sort of tooth ache, but it goes up into my left ear, especailly when I'm eating. Anyway, I hope that you can get sorted out and something to help you quickly.
    Love Sue
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,493
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    Sue

    that sounds possible doesn't it? Just incase you should mention it next time you see a doc and in the meantime try to RELAX you jaw if you can.. YOu might make things worse by tensing up when you are in pain.

    Love

    Toni xx