This may not seem a thyroid linked question, but bare with me..
I have been doing some research into what could be causing the facial pain I have been experiencing for the last three years and after being brushed off by maxillo facial people, the pain clinic and a diagnosis from a Neuro for facial migraine (which does not fit or feel right) and a drug regime to try out which involves taking anti epileptic drugs that I just dont want to take for lots of different reasons, it has led me to continue on with my own research and digging..
I have come across a condition called Ernest Syndrome. When I first saw the webpage, what drew me in for a closer look was the image of where it affects the face/head etc. Basically I think its Temporal Tendinitis. I knew it was linked to tendons because I could feel how painful and hard they were on the inside of my cheek when in pain.
I did some reading and there seems to be a link to thyroid in this regard.
My thyroid for the last couple of years of so has been pretty unstable after 20 years of behaving itself. Going from overt failure, to taking too much thyroxine, to too little and back again.
I have not documented or correlated if the pain has been alot worse when my thyroid was out of sync so have no personal evidence on that score, but I am curious if anyone else with thyroid problems suffers or experiences facial pain. I always said to any doc I saw regarding the pain that I felt it was inflammation based and somehow I felt it was timed with hormones (I guess hence the hormonal migraine dx from neuro)..
P.S. I am hypothyroid - Hashimoto's along with other autoimmune problems.
Thanks for reading