Bennie Sue

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Posted by Therese ( on January 07, 2001 at 13:25:59:

In Reply to: Greetings, posted by Bennie Sue on January 07, 2001 at 08:25:44:

Bennie Sue,
Thanks for asking. My husband George had been having severe pain for a couple of weeks before the tooth was pulled. The pain wasn't just localized at the tooth, but was on that side of his head and neck, even into his shoulder. He's had a lot of dental problems during the past few years, so he wasn't surprised that the tooth needed to be pulled. But he came home from the dentist that day in agony. Said he'd never had pain like that before. He said that the novocaine (sp?) injections sent him through the roof, and after 6 or 7 injections he still felt excruciating pain in that area of his head, although the surface of his face was numb.

We remember now that he suffered with severe headaches during Thanksgiving about 10 or so years ago, that lasted for a couple of weeks. (Almost the same time of year that this pain began). He also remembers horrible headaches, on the same side of his head, when he was 17 or so (about 19 years ago).

Thanks for the treatment suggestions. He's been using heat too -- steam, a heating pad, hot face cloths, water on his wrists. Maybe tomorrow we'll have the CT scan results. A doctor friend has also suggested that the problem could be an abcess of a cranial nerve.

Again, this site has been a huge help and my thoughts are with all of you. If he does have CH, we'll be back often (George is computer illiterate so I'll be his keyboard ;)
All my best,

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