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Jaw pain from migraine

Post  Jul on Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:22 pm

Hi all,

I'm just at the end of a monster migraine, caused by overindulging over the christmas holidays. It started on christmas day due to eating and drinking things I shouldn't (I'm very sensitive to tyramines, chocolate, alchohol ect) and by new years day I gave up trying to get rid of it with triptans/asparin ect. Seems that triptans don't abort my migraines they just supress them for 24 hrs or so. So I had to let it run its natural course without medication for the past 4 days.

My question is, do any of you experience jaw pain and/or toothpain with your migraines? This one was particularly painful in my jaw and teeth and even around my ears. Even now, although the headache itself has pretty much gone I still have a lingering ache in my jaw....I had to give in and take a couple of ibuprofen earlier as it was making me miserable Neutral


My neck and shoulders are also very tight and painful to touch, even though I've been doing my neck stretching excercises. Can anyone else relate to this?

Its almost like an aftereffect of a bad migraine that lingers for a few days.

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Re: Jaw pain from migraine

Post  Mini on Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:06 pm

Yes, Jul, this all sounds very familiar. Pain in the jaw, tootache, ear etc. There is a nerve that runs right across our face and once inflamed it causes this kind of trouble, triggering migraine and all sorts of pain in face and head.

Sorry you are in pain for so long, let's hope the worst is over and it will soon pass.
Happy New Year, from UK,
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This is your trigemenal nerve

Post  akunamatata on Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:20 pm

Hi there, you can get the pain behind your ear, in the corner of your eye or on top of your head, even in your cheekbone, migraines cause a dilation of blood vessels and the trigemenal nerve which runs in all those places (google it) hurts like mad in different places for different people. A lifetime of research....I still have the pain!! Good luck xx

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This is your trigemenal nerve

Post  akunamatata on Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:21 pm

Hi there, you can get the pain behind your ear, in the corner of your eye or on top of your head, even in your cheekbone, migraines cause a dilation of blood vessels and the trigemenal nerve which runs in all those places (google it) hurts like mad in different places for different people. A lifetime of research....I still have the pain!! Good luck xx

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Re: Jaw pain from migraine

Post  Jul on Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:18 pm

thanks for that Smile jaw pain has eased a bit with the ibuprofen, hopefully am on the mend (until the next attack, oh joy!). The nerve you mentioned certainly explains why my hole face seems to hurt during a migraine!

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Re: Jaw pain from migraine

Post  abp2626 on Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:30 am

Sorry for the migraine. I also had a long one that started on Christmas and had to be broke with steroids. But, to answer your question, I, too, get the pain in my jaw, shoulder and neck. One thing I find helpful to relieve some of the pain/tightness in the shoulder and neck area is to get something that you can heat in the microwave and wear around your neck. I bought mine years ago from AAA in Minneapolis and I kid you not, it is a furry stuffed cat (looks like a stuffed animal) w/ a pack of beads or something inside that can be heated, so it is always great when I say, "Honey, can you put the cat in the microwave?" They do make normal ones that do not come inside cats too.

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