posted on May, 5 2011 @ 07:01 PM
WOW....I thought I was the only one that suffered from this. To be honest I haven't actually been diagnosed by a doctor, but I'm fairly certain
that's what the issue is.
It started for me about 1.5 yrs ago with absolutely no warning. It was an intense pain that was above my left eye, circling to the left temple, down
into - in front of and behind my left ear and then down into my lower left jaw and just under the jaw but not quite the neck area. After 3 weeks of
suffering with no relief from either advil or a prescription NSAID I take for something else I thought perhaps an ear infection and went to the
doctor. My ear was all clear.
My second guess was perhaps something dental...TMJ perhaps? Or something as simple as an abscessed tooth. Nope, all clear from the dentist although
he did remind me that I do grind my teeth..but I've been doing that forever in my sleep and have a dental appliance. This pain was just different
from the achiness of teeth grinding.
Suddenly again with no warning the pain went away. I just woke one morning to ... nothing! And was just relieved and went on with my life. About 3
months later it returned and it has been coming and going like that for the 1.5 years since it started. I am *knock on wood* currently in the "no
pain" state and hoping to hell it stays away. If it comes back i will have to seek medical advice..although the thought of having injections in my
face is NOT appealing.
I have started referring to it as my "Left-face-itis" whenever anyone asks. The one thing I find odd that seems to help a bit with the pain is
actually sleeping ON my left side. It makes no sense I know...but if I put the right side of my face on the pillow it makes it worse and I can't
sleep. I've slept on a hot water bottle and that sometimes works..but beware when you wake up in the morning the bottle's gone cold and you have
lines all over your face for the day
(ok maybe don't do that lol)
I find (sorry for being such a female) that the timing of my pain coming and going is suspiciously coinciding with my monthly cycle...I have found a
few links from google that find others having the same comment. I may research into it being perhaps hormonally affected? I wish you all the best,
and If i come across something useful I'll let you know