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severe pain on the left side of my face.

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I have severe pain on the left side of my face. I have TMJ but its never felt like this before. My jaw & teeth kill me i have tried to deal with this for a year by taking tyl. advil, asprin ect. sinus meds., muscle rub, sleeping pills, ect. just to get 2-3 hrs. of sleep a nigh for the last year, but the pain is almost blinding at times. it sends sharp pains up & down my face, to my ear & back into my neck. i cant go to the dentist around here b/c no one will take payments. so any thing would be helpful & im willing to try any thing to get rid of this pain. ive literally tried everything anyone around here knows: including but not limited to swishing alcohol, gas, kerosene, bleach, peroxide, witch hazel, whiskey, pepermint oil; garlic, onions, cheyanne peppers, extracts: vanilla, almond,ect thanks


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replied July 17th, 2011
Skin Answer A25141
Hello,

Welcome to ehealthforum

Pain on the left side of the face of long duration and with high intensity of not being controlled by even pain killers is can be due to various reasons other than TMJ as Trimeginal Neuralgia(your symptoms could be suggestive of this)which is the most common cause of one sided facial pain and is due to nerve compression.
You require a proper examination and X ray which would help in the correct diagnosis.Since it is due to nerve compression home remedies are not effective.
Kindly consider visiting a Physician earliest so that appropriate treatment can be started soon.

Take Care!


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