Headaches from jaw and neck?

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Hi Everyone!

I was wondering if anyone has headaches from their jaw and/or neck hurting that is attributed to RA.  I've had a couple so far, and I know they are not migraines (unfortunately know those well).  I'm on naproxen 2x daily, so I haven't taken any other pain releavers.  Missed work last week for a headache.

Thanks much!

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    I remember having headaches and a stiff neck before I was diagnosed.  I think I've read that it can be in the jaw too but not completely sure.

    Good luck finding the cause!


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    RA can affet the neck and cervial spine. I have new pain in my neck , too, and am not sure if this is RA or not. But, it is a common spot, so it might be. Talk to your Doc!

    Good luck

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    I've been on many forums for many years. I've heard almost nothing about neck and jaw pain with RA.

    That doesn't mean it can't happen. Just sharing.

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    Thanks for the reply. Dr appointment today. They said they had not heard of that but it is possible. I'm switching pain meds from naproxen to difl.-something. Will start that tonight 

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