Scared and feeling hopeless...

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It's been a week now and I keep having this strange feeling in my head, right side of face and ear.

It feels like a numb feeling... but it isn't numb, I can have my hand on my face and feel it.. I think about it so offen that it just keeps happening and coming and it won't go away.. I'm so scared to the point I'm in tears..I know a lot of it is because I;m thinking about it and I have bad anxiety but I'm seriously scared it could also be more serious then just anxiety. 

I want to go to my doctor about this but I'm scared.. I'm scared of hearing I may need to go see a neurologist... I'm scared of possibly hearing it could be something bad.. But I also wonder what if he just says its my anxiety... has anyone felt this and have any words of advice?


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    A doctor is always smart to rule anything serious out. I have had issues like this and it turned out to be TMJ. A maxillary surgeon would diagnose that because they make a soft splint to sleep in and overtime it calms down the muscles. Clenching teeth, or grinding teeth cause tons of issues. Massive anxiety can play horrible tricks on you as well. But rule out tmj first and yes rmj can happen on one side, especially if your bite is off or depending which side of your face you sleep on. If you press your finger inside and against the muscle in your mouth  , not the bottom gums, the muscle..behind your teeth and it really hurts its pointing to tmj and muscle inflamation but will need a soft mouth splint custom fit and a few weeks to relax it. id say its a good idea to tell the doctor too and a nuerologist would rule out anything serious as well. Not necessarily fix anything but at least rule out stuff. After you have seen your doc and the maxillary surgeon and if they both say its anxiety maybe they would have what to take from there. Tmj isnt serious but oh boy it can amke a mess out of your muscles neck up, but fixable. I had little bmt ear tubes inserted be ause my muscle was so inflamaed it effected my ear and the surgeon who did the ear was the one who told me to go to a maxillary surgeon and i thank him to this day. Yes they did do mri and stuff to be sure as well. The maxillary surgeon knew in ten minutes what was wrong though. And he made a splint which i have worn now for years and its great. He was also a tmj specialist as well as a surgeon. I hope that helps you. 
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      thank you for the reply

      I'll be honest though, I don't think its TMJ though, it doesn't sound like anything I've been dealing with. sad

      This strange feeling it's always there, but it comes and goes. I use to get it almost every couple weeks and it would go away for awile then come back. I was free from this for about 3 weeks, but I kept myself busy with planning my wedding, which happened on Sept 5th, but that monday after we came home from a long weekend, I started feeling this rush of anxiety. It's scary...

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    I had the same thing for a year off and on for weeks on end. Saw a maxillofacial surgeon who said it was maxillofacial pain...from stress. I was given a night guard for sleeping and some muscle relaxants and exercises. I have not had it back in 3 months. Good luck.
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