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Another Head-Crushing Migraine and Sweet, Sweet Rain

TreeMJ

I’m in so much pain I can’t find adequate words to describe it. It started  with my TMJ, combined with the dental work I had done last week. I believe the dentist sawed a few nerves in half that shouldn’t have been severed. It’s like no tooth pain I’ve ever felt before. The pain is so acute and shrill- it’s dizzying. As a matter of fact, having a baby (all natural) wasn’t this painful, and I’ve had 3 natural births!

No, this feels like somebody has bashed my head on my right side and it’s beginning to envelop my right eye socket in a sick, orbital frenzy. The vessels surrounding my (right) temporal and occipital region are pregnant with pain- threatening to burst, they feel like. My lymph node under the right side of my chin is swollen, indicating that i may have an accompanying infection of some sort. This is far worse than a normal unilateral migraine, because this includes TMJ pain and damaged nerves. It’s literally taking my breath away.

It’d do me no good to go to the ER- they’d just shoot me up with a demerol cocktail and while that would end this excruciating pain temporarily, it’d do nothing for me in the long run. It boils my blood that Medicaid won’t cover TMJ! They feel that it’s not “necessary”, nor are any procedures affiliated with it. This is the worst pain I’ve ever been in in my life- and it’s only just begun. If I don’t manage to knock this pain out FAST, it’ll take me down for the next 2 to 3 days and I cannot afford that during midterms.

Time to log off before I vomit.
Thank God for the rain dancing on my roof…

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10 responses

  1. yvo

    So sorry to her this B!! Maybe ER could at least do an x-ray that helps diagnosis? I am sending prayer for you NOW!! xoxoxo

    October 10, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    • Aww, thanks, Y. Nah, my dentist did a full 360 xray the other day and said my “condo” region (the hinge at the jaw & cheekbone area) doesn’t look good. That’s where a bulk of the pain is so it hurts to eat and speak- and generally doing nothing at all hurts it. But the worst of it all is this raw, exposed nerve the dentist messed up. It was supposed to be a basic drill-n-fill, but something went terribly wrong and now it feels like the raw nerves are exposed- just beyond painful. Screeching pain- no words! I think it triggered the migraine. I’ll request an emergency meeting with the dentist (walk-in) Monday though. Waaaay too much pain. Thanks so much for your prayers. We just take turns, don’t we? ;0)

      October 10, 2014 at 11:04 pm

  2. that sort of pain is unbearable.
    some of it has to do with it being in that area.
    sometimes the pain in a toe can seem less, as it it is so far away from the head.
    All the best. Gavin.

    October 10, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    • Hey, thanks, Gav. You’re right about the location. This type of pain is like a wild monkey eating your head out from the inside. There’s just no where to go to escape the pain. I have some pretty strong pain modifier here but I’m sensitive to it and large-ish quantities make me nauseous. (So, I have to take Phenergan, which quells the nausea but makes me incredibly drowsy.) Just what I need during midterms! Heheh…thanks for your well wishes. ;0)

      October 10, 2014 at 11:49 pm

      • Yeah. :0) Phenergan is OTC/legal in the UK without a prescription. It’s also known as “promethazine” and for some odd reason, it’s a popular street drug with rappers.They mix it with prescription cough syrup and hard liquor because phenergan/promethazine is an excellent anti-nausea medication. (It allows them to take larger quantities of other drugs such as crack/cocaine, etc. without getting sick.) Anyway, it kills nausea within 30 minutes better than most anything else. For people who can’t hold down food or liquids, it’s sometimes prescribed as a suppository (in wax form, which melts and is absorbed into the soft membranic tissue).

        Anyway, I keep a small supply of them (tablets) because the types of migraines I get cause heavy nausea- I’m betting you’d know a thing or two about that, eh? ;0) My system is so sensitive to drugs though, and so I can only take 1/2 of one at a time.

        You may know this already, but ginger is also a great natural anti-nauseant and if you get fresh, raw ginger (produce section of supermarkets) you can cut a small chunk off and boil it in water to make tea, or, you can actually take a small dime-sized chunk and swallow it whole. Works like a charm.

        If you’re prone to nausea though, Gav, you may want to talk to your doctor about getting a prescription of phenergan. Most doctors are fairly liberal dispensing it as its non-addictive.

        October 11, 2014 at 1:40 am

  3. jcrphotography

    Oh no, sorry to see you’re in so much pain. I really hope you get some relief soon. Hugs xx

    October 11, 2014 at 11:07 am

    • Hey, good seeing you! :0) You know, it’s the strangest thing. (I was getting ready to make a post about it.) it’s nothing short of a miracle. I woke up pain free- ALL GONE. That never (ever ever ever) happens. Feel soooooo good! :0)

      October 11, 2014 at 12:38 pm

  4. I hope the stuff gets fixed and the pain goes away. This is exactly why I am deadly scared of dentists, because teeth are so closely connected with everything else and something wrong with them can screw up the rest of the body.

    October 28, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    • Yep. That proved true in this case. O. (Unfortunately.)

      October 28, 2014 at 11:51 pm

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