Well I have not been on this site for a while, but I thought I would write because it is winter again. That means cold, which really means bad face and teeth pain.
Every year I forget how bad the pain can get during the winter. As most of you know, pain meds don't really work for the pain. They only shut off your brain for a bit, but in the long run I found them to make the pain worse.
I now see a specialist at USC. He has given me a special compound prescription for my face and gums. This has been my best source of a little bit of pain relief. If you have this type of pain, please send me a message and I will send you the information on the compound medication I use. I also use something else for really bad pain days.
Today, I'm trying to keep a good outlook. I have good and bad days. Mostly they are good, depending on the pain level, I am usually a 3 to 4 everyday. It's when the pain goes up from there, which is in the winter time. It's is also bad when I get these incredible sharp cutting pains. It's like someone is taking a knife, cutting into face and pulling it apart. Like scooping out. Just hideous. Also, the cold sometimes seems too much to handle, but I always keep scarves everywhere, just in case.
I just wanted to write this morning because I have been sad lately and needed to get things out there. I know this will change, but it is just going through it is the tough part.
Just writing this is already helping me. I hope all who are out there with this type of facial pain can get through another day.