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Re: To Cymy Sue
Dec 10, 2003
Hi Cheryl,

I didn't see your response. I noticed my symptoms began about eight weeks after surgery. I was just sitting on the couch and noticed this throbbing or aching pain right in front of my left ear and down in the joint. It was like a constant ache for a couple of months. I then noticed it started burning in front of my ear, down in the joint, and it became more severe as months passed. I also had a lot of numbness in front of my ear that I didn't have on the right side. My whole left ear would just go numb at times for no apparent reason. It is aggravated by sleeping on that side or pressing the phone into that ear. I have noticed with the Neurontin that my numbness is better and the burning and aching are better. It just still hurts a lot even with the Neurontin. I was hoping it would remove most of my symptoms. I am taking 2700 mg of Neurontin. The pain is still very disruptive to my life. The Neurontin just takes the edge off. I think it is less severe when I first wake up in the morning. I am not sure why. It is pretty constant during the day burning off and on throughout the day. It might burn for three minutes and then quit for two. It continues like this throughout the day. The pain seemed worse after eating or messing with my make-up prior to starting the Neurontin. I know if I mess with the hair around my ear it sort of flares up. I hope I answered your questions if not let me know.

Thanks,
Michelle
Re: To Cymy Sue
Dec 11, 2003
[QUOTE=Michelle W]Hi Cheryl,

I didn't see your response. I noticed my symptoms began about eight weeks after surgery. I was just sitting on the couch and noticed this throbbing or aching pain right in front of my left ear and down in the joint. It was like a constant ache for a couple of months. I then noticed it started burning in front of my ear, down in the joint, and it became more severe as months passed. I also had a lot of numbness in front of my ear that I didn't have on the right side. My whole left ear would just go numb at times for no apparent reason. It is aggravated by sleeping on that side or pressing the phone into that ear. I have noticed with the Neurontin that my numbness is better and the burning and aching are better. It just still hurts a lot even with the Neurontin. I was hoping it would remove most of my symptoms. I am taking 2700 mg of Neurontin. The pain is still very disruptive to my life. The Neurontin just takes the edge off. I think it is less severe when I first wake up in the morning. I am not sure why. It is pretty constant during the day burning off and on throughout the day. It might burn for three minutes and then quit for two. It continues like this throughout the day. The pain seemed worse after eating or messing with my make-up prior to starting the Neurontin. I know if I mess with the hair around my ear it sort of flares up. I hope I answered your questions if not let me know.

Thanks,
Michelle[/QUOTE]


Hi Michelle,

I am having the same symptoms as you are and I have not had a surgery. The only thing I had was trigger point injections, which is not supposed to cause this. I don't know if anyone has mentioned lactic acid to you ...but, that can sometimes build up in muscles and cause the burning. My doctor told me to eat apples (probably blend them) and take Malic acid supplements to neutralize and drink tons of water. I take the malic acid with magnesium, because the magnesium relaxes the muscles too. I'm not sure if this will help or not, but, it's worth a try. I'm still trying to sort through it myself.

Take care!

Navy1990





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