Monday, December 1, 2008

Pain in the Jaw

About a week ago, my jaw started hurting. I don’t know if I am clenching my teeth in my sleep (anxiety dreams much?) or if the pain is related to my RA (a jaw is a joint, right?) or both. But I do know that my jaw hurts. A lot. And it is making me miserable.

My whole head and face hurts. My ears hurt. I can’t focus. My eyes seem to swim around when I try. It hurts to eat. The headache the jaw pain is inducing is almost unbearable (which says a lot, coming from someone who has suffered from migraines for the last ten years.) I can’t concentrate. And, the worst part is, no amount of pain medication seems to do much about the jaw pain. I called the rheumatologist this morning to ask what the hell I am supposed to do about this, but I haven’t heard back from him yet.

In the meantime: I’m supposed to prepare for law exams how, exactly?

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