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June 02, 2011
I have a cold it seems like and my left jaw is like locked or something I can hardly bite down without having shooting pain into my ear and it feels like there is a lump in my jaw and a sore throat
June 02, 2011
I have had a cold for like a week it seems and my left jaw has been locking up and cracking it feels like there is a lump in the joint of my jaw on the left side. It sends shooting pain into my ear when i try to chew my food. Or when I bite down. Right now I have a sore throat. I feel after chewing for a while that it is loosing then it gets stiff again.
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