i've been in agony for over a year now, had a problem tooth which was finally pulled after fighting with dentists for a few years as they couldn't find anything wrong despite me complaining of pain. It was found to have a crack in it and was gangerene, unfortunately after it was pulled (upper tooth) I was found to have a hole in my sinus which didn't heal hence i then had flap surgery ( where they cut a flap of skin from the roof of your mouth and swing it round to cover the hole).
None of this however has helped the pain, it burns, aches, ( only in my top jaw) my eye feels like it has had acid poured into it, my ear blocks up, glands swell in my neck and i get a lump in my throat that makes swallowing hard plus where the flap of skin is i can't even touch it, and it's been six months since the surgery. The pain is undescrible, I can't think or sleep.
I have had two CT scans, sinus is clear, and have seen a neurologist who did never tests and they were clear aswell. No painkillers help and neither do the Lyrcia ( which is a nerve tablet)
i'm at my wits end, can anyone please suggest what I should do next. sorry this is so long, I hope i haven't left anything out
Have you seen an ENT specialist? An ENT may have some other options for you. I would consider seeing an ENT. There is definitely something going on. You need to be persistant and keep looking for answers. I wish I could tell you more. My opinion is that the hole has not been successfully covered and you are experiencing nerve pain. The infection may not be cleared up. Find another doctor.
Thank you both so much for replying, sorry i haven't gotten back to you both sooner. Well unfortunately i'm no more advanced, I have now seen a Myofacial surgon and had a OPG x ray which was all clear as well. He is a little stumped aswell. I haven't seen an ENT yet but that may be next
I'm just so worried. Yogahoneybunny: the pain in in my top jaw, and behind my eye but can also go into my ear at times. My eye and top jaw feel like they have acid being poured into them, and the side of my tounge goes numb.
It's all so frustrating and is now affecting my life dramaticlly.
Wow, Janelle. That's quite some pain. It seems like you're taking all of the right steps toward a diagnosis. I'd just encourage you to continue to seek help until someone can help. Maybe a second opinion from another neurologist?