I have posted this before but so many of you mention facial and jaw pain I thought I would post again in the hope that it helps some of you understand what may be causing it . This is an excerpt from an endocrinoigists lectures , "Normally hypothyroid disease does not cause localized pain in the throat or neck or referred pain to the face ear or dental structures. One exception that occasionally occurs, is pain that arises from hashimotos thyroiditis , which is an autoimmune inflamatory disease of the thyroid gland . It can cause pain or tenderness to the thyroid and in a small percentage of cases pain can be referred into the mandible or other sub mandibular sites . NOTE:: the mandible is the lower jaw submandibular is the area beneath the lower jaw !" I had this pain for years but not one doctor connected it to my thyroid
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