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OhmygodOW! My head is killing me and the worst part is that lately when the pain gets really bad, I start to clench my teeth and then I get these shooting pains in my jaw, which probably make the migraine worse, and that makes me clench harder, which makes it hurt more, which makes the migraine worse, and ohmygodow!

I know that teeth clenching is sometimes a sign of anxiety, but I'm not feeling anxiety right now. I'm good. Really. I'm just in a whole lot of pain and I would like for it to stop now, please!

For a while I was thinking the teeth clenching was causing migraines, but I'm pretty sure it's the other way around. I definitely had this migraine long before I noticed shooting pains in my jaw.

Also, I'm glad I decided not to do the migraine study... because I'm pretty sure I'm not going to qualify (I'm still finishing out the month-long headache diary qualifying period, despite knowing that the odds are heavily against me participating at this time). I don't think I'm going to have 15 headache free days in the period that I'm recording. Oh well. At least it won't be such a disappointment.
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osewalrus From: osewalrus Date: November 22nd, 2006 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
You may wish to ask your dentist about some kind of mouth gaurd similar to the kind used by folks who grind their teeth at night.

BTW, our dentist, Dr. Achikeh, City Place Dental, is 301-585-1515. I know he sees children, but do not know if he will take someone as young as Julian.

Hope the pain goes away.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: November 22nd, 2006 07:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I have a dentist appointment Dec. 11th and will ask for one. Not sure how much it will help, but I'm willing to give it a try.
Thanks for the dentist info. I'll call and ask if they'll see a rambunctious three year old.
happyduck1979 From: happyduck1979 Date: November 22nd, 2006 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

I had my first migraine in years the other day so I got a rude reminder of how much they hurt. MY sister is a chronic sufferer though.
yeishlitikvah From: yeishlitikvah Date: November 22nd, 2006 09:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
i to have found a correlation between my migraines and jaw pain

for me i find i clench my teeth when i find myself getting aggrevated and i am starting to feel the migraine coming to fruitiion...almost like a wave cresting, or a tornado spinning.

but i also find that a few days later my teeth are sore as is my jaw

From: cecerose Date: November 22nd, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
That sucks... I'm sorry. =0(

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