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I haven't been to the dentist in about 6 years because of financial issues. I'm not quite sure if my teeth are cause these pains but it started out with tooth pain about three years ago and it would stay for a month and leave for a few but now it is constant. I've taken up to 5 IBprofin, sleeping pills and an antibiotic to help but it doesn't at this point. I've begun to get constant headaches, a stinging ear pain, and an almost shocking pain up my neck usually on the right side. My mouth is extreamly watery when this happens, it's almost as if I can't control it. Sometimes these attacks come out of nowwhere and will stay all day, I begin shaking I don't know if from the pain. I usually have an extreamly high tolarance of pain but this is just unbearable after a few days, I cannot sleep and when I try while the attacks are there I'm almost to weak to move and it hurts to even shift sides or move my legs. When I get up, or sit up my back cracks and this started maybe two months ago I do


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replied July 24th, 2008
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Bad teeth could cause very strong pain that can even affect the head so you should have your teeth checked at the dentist’s office.


Your headache can also be due to the prolonged usage of ibuprofen. It sounds paradoxical for a painkiller to cause a headache but that is a proven fact if the NSAID painkiller is used continuously in high doses.


Upper respiratory infections, especially sinusitis, can also cause a headache.


TMJ-syndrome is another possible reason for your symptoms.


A cluster headache can also cause these sudden headache attacks.


You may want to consult a neurologist, dentist, and ENT-specialist about your condition.



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