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Sharp.shooting pain in my jaw and ear?

I cannot tell where this pain is coming from. It is right at the nook between my jaw and ear on one side.

Got it a few days ago and it comes and goes. Very very painful sharp shooting burning pain.

No medical insurance. Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions?

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staciandababy

Asked by staciandababy at 6:13 PM on Jun. 25, 2013 in Health

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Answers (11)
  • How old are you? Could be your heart,your teeth, or your ear.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 6:15 PM on Jun. 25, 2013

  • Late 20s
    staciandababy

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 6:17 PM on Jun. 25, 2013

  • Have you opened your mouth really wide recently? Sounds weird but you can strain your jaw muscle. Take Advil & see if that relieves it. If so then it's inflammation. Could also be from nerves & you may be tensing or grinding your teeth in your sleep.

    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 6:19 PM on Jun. 25, 2013

  • Are you a tooth clencher/grinder?
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:21 PM on Jun. 25, 2013

  • Its not a jaw ache I know what those feel like. I could try an ibuprofen but I am breastfeeding and try not to take any medications.
    staciandababy

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 6:22 PM on Jun. 25, 2013

  • Nope I don't clench or grind. I had a really bad pain a couple months ago in my inflamed wisdom tooth pocket, that was the same side but that went away and this pain is not the same and not in my gums. I have been super hot the last couple days I wonder if that was a fever. I could wonder all day about my damnedest symptoms. I hate not being covered by insurance.
    staciandababy

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 6:26 PM on Jun. 25, 2013

  • You know what I'm thinking.... But that's just better left unsaid.
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 6:36 PM on Jun. 25, 2013

  • I left it unsaid. ;) THAT'S not it.
    staciandababy

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 6:38 PM on Jun. 25, 2013

  • http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001227.htm

    I was getting that kind of pain, and my doctor said it was TMJ, which has something to d with the chewing muscles and the joints. I posted a link because I can't remember all of the details. She gave me a mouth guard to keep me from clenching my teeth at night, but I quit using it because I would always spit it out in my sleep. I did find that when the pain came, if I opened wide and yawned, it would help. Also start out chewing slowly till your jaw loosens up.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 6:54 PM on Jun. 25, 2013

  • how are your teeth?
    could it be from a tooth infection?
    fiatpax

    Answer by fiatpax at 7:14 PM on Jun. 25, 2013

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