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Posted by Bennie Sue ( on April 09, 2001 at 10:15:08:

In Reply to: Found something very interesting...... posted by Glenda on April 09, 2001 at 08:54:30:

the issue,
I wonder which is correct?

If my CH comes from the hypothalamus, then it probably was not caused by the extraction of an abscessed tooth (which dentists would not take out for months because I was expecting my second child.) The extraction was very painful, I woke up from the anesthesia wih something very similar to what a few years later was CH. I mean the pain was so similar - and in the SAME PLACE. I still get the worst pain in the upper gumline along with eye stabbing and all the rest.

I always used to think the injury to jaw and nerves in gums was to blame. Now everyone says that is not possible. But I am not totally convinced there is no connection. Later I had root canals done on the other teeth in that area
and I just now aborted a pretty awful attack there.

I will add this. My dentist once tried to abort a CH attack for me by using quite a few lidocaine injections into the gums. I was numb for a long time, but the CH pain was not affected by this treatment.

Best Wishes to your aunty.

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