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Saturday, May 15, 2010 jozee, Community Member, asks

Q: m.s. and tongue pain

i have been having pain on the sides of my tongue. i went to an ent because i was also have throat pain for a month, pcp gave me pencillin, ent said the tongue pain is from tmj.

i have ms anyone ever hear of pain in the tongue and throat. i dont think its tmj b/c i am fine all day then the pain starts in the evening. he claims i am biting my tongue at night. i am due to see the neuro in july but didnt know if i should go sooner is this something w/the ms. never heard of this. my gag reflex was not good either he said but something w/my pallette was ok so not an emergency to see neuro.

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide
5/18/10 2:03am

Hi jozee,


I've not experienced pain like you describe in my tongue.  Numbness or tingling, yes, but not pain.  Also, I don't know much about the typical symptoms of TMJ which can cause a variety of issues.


I have no idea if this could be related to your MS or not.  But if you have additional symptoms crop up, I would definitely try to see the neuro sooner.  Otherwise, it's good that you have an appointment in just a matter of weeks.


jozee, Community Member
5/18/10 10:44am


actually i couldnt get in to see the neuro till july, unless of course its an emergency, they do have me on a cx list though. i researched tmj nothing about tongue issues were there. i was thinking of just seeing my dentist also.


very weird.

thx again 


mattflow, Community Member
5/20/10 2:20am

JOZEE,Yes I have had tongue pain several times and have read on other MS sights that this is a symptom.

Hope this helps.



Maris B. Mohr, Community Member
5/21/10 6:21am

Hi guys,

I have severe attacks of TN that also cause pain in my tongue. I hope for you that you don't have that.


Feel good,


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