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Diagnosis of Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia

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Can you please tell us about your pain? The pain that I experienced was very excruciating. It's the worst pain I've ever felt in my life, and it would start in my throat area and it would just shoot up into my middle ear and then radiate down my jawline. And it would just, if it lasted very long, I would start coughing and choking because of the saliva. And I never did pass out, but I felt close to it a couple times. The pain could be triggered by lots of different things. Sometimes coughing, sneezing, yawning, cold drinks. Food never seemed to do it as much as drinks. Sometimes if I raised my voice, I could get pain and sometimes it just happened with, for nothing. It just would happen on its own. And it's just one of the most terrible pains that a person can ever feel.

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