Ok, I’m going to start with the question! I have had an MRI scan of my head (2 weeks ago) and my follow-up appointment with the neurologist isn’t until the very end of July. My question is: will he contact me if something shows up on the MRI or wait until I see him to tell me? I am in the UK if this helps!
Now my other, new, problem. I was awakened in the night at the end of last week with excruciating pain in my jaw, it was like electric knives were stabbing my jaw and face (only on one side). I took some painkillers (paracetamol - I have severe asthma and am very limited as to what I can take for pain) but this didn’t seem to do anything. Now, I must say here that I am normally very good with pain and have a high pain threshold (have had numerous lung collapses with insertion of chest drains etc!) but I was forced to call in sick for work, and make an emergency appointment with my dentist. I was assuming that it was my wisdom teeth coming through, even though I couldn’t see anything when I looked in the mirror.
The dentist had a good look and couldn’t see anything which would be cause for concern. He took an X-ray which showed that I already have my wisdom teeth through and the film was completely normal. So, he gave me a weeks worth of antibiotics “just in case”, even though I have no symptoms of infection. I am convinced, as is the dentist, that this is not a dental problem (I have no pain in my teeth, it’s in my jaw and cheek).
I am nearly at the end of the course, and there has been NO relief. I am at the end of my tether! This pain has reduced me to tears on a few occasions and has made life EXTREMELY difficult since I am currently sitting my university exams! I stops me sleeping and seems to come on with no warning. I have found almost nothing that helps (I have tried applying heat, cold, pressure, avoiding talking, smiling, eating).
I have booked an appointment with the gp, but the earliest date I could get isn’t for another two weeks! I can’t put up with it for that long! Does anyone know what this is? Or have any ideas of what I could try to reduce the pain?
Thank you for any advice!