As stated by many, I thought I was the only one. I chalked it up to I'm normally not a relaxed person. I clench my jaw when I sleep. My shoulders are always tight - never relaxed - even during a massage. When I have a drink, I relax immensly. I though maybe my clench jaw was just having spasms after relaxing so much from the alcohol. And I just love tequilla. But lately, I have terrible chest pains after drinking alcohol. Had to cut that out.
Longtime reader, first time poster.
Asked my doctor about the problem - since I have it when I drink wine and other assorted spirits...the jaw-pain is a common reaction to a simple Tannin (sp?) allergy. The Tannin is a preservative, which doesn't always react well with people.
Otherwise known as "Stick to beer-itis."
Hope this was of help to some of you who are worrying. I, too, was glad to see that I was not alone, having told many people who had no Idea what I was talking about.
If anyone knows what ingredients cause this I would like to know.
Here's my info so we can see if there's a pattern...
I'm 26 years old and female. The first time I got the pain after drinking was probably about 7 years ago, after drinking a margarita.
I don't get the pain everytime I drink. Last night, for instance, I drank a big glass of Lindemans Framboise (a very sweet raspberry lambic beer that tastes like a wine cooler) with no problem. I only drink occasionally -- I probably have only a few drinks per month.
I had braces when I was 12-14 years old and got my wisdom teeth removed just over a year ago (so this problem arose before I had them taken out).
I have pretty bad seasonal allergies and currently take prescription Flonase and OTC Claritin (used to take prescription Singulair until I switched to an insurance company that didn't cover it). I recently started using a neti pot.
I don't have any food allergies that I know of, although I do have an intolerance to green peppers (they give me stomach troubles). I tend to have a sensitive stomach in general.
Other than that, I have very good health.
The pain I get after drinking is only in my jaw/ear area -- I don't get it anywhere else. It feels like a stinging, shooting pain, and I always assumed it had something to do with my eustachian tubes since I tend to have allergies/sinus issues anyway.
Hope that info helps...
so I don't do both XD at the same time that is!
and occasionally beer and some other foods , I can't recall exats at this time but I think it was cheese
just like blowing up a balloon that is hard to fill
aggravates the c**p outta me
been going on now for about 30 years 8-|
just curious as to what it is as well
luckily mine isn't as bad as some of yall
but still very painful :-( when it does happen
Like people said before, I don't get the problem every time I drink and it's rather rare. The problem started when I started drinking, and then other things started to cause it. Citrus, smoking weed, salty foods, anything would set it off. But the inconsistency of the reaction makes me think that it's not CAUSED by anything, and is just a sporadic pain.
Not soon after this started, I developed a bloated lymph node by my throat and hacked up yellow liquid, I'm not sure if it's related or not. That's fixed, though.
1st Time ever happened
25 yrs old
Eating Little Cesaers Pizza and drinking Busch Ice (I'm not as trashy as that sounds)
Wisdom Teeth Removed 1 year ago
May be slightly dehydrated, drank alot of coffee today
Pain right under ears on jaw like blowing up a balloon too hard
About 5% Native American
Lasted about 20 minutes
I remember I first had this problem when I was a good boy and didn't drink alcohol at all. It started on a hot summber day and I was walking on road. It was kinda surprising and strong pain.I drank about 1 litre of water after that and voila!! it was gone.. so that was kinda eye opener.
Now from that time on, it happens almost usually with any alcohol I have, mostly with extra dry beer. If you read, alcohol causes a lot of dehydration in body and that is one of the reasons its not recommended during flight and they recommend drink lots of water, simply because decompression of air inside plane causes dehydration.
Lets not get off the track, I firmly believe dehydration is the key to this problem. If you drink enough water (3-4 litres) a day, you would not face this problem. I generally dont drink much water during the day.
These were just my 0.02$
22 years old
Had braces most of my teen years
Acid reflux, hormone problems
often dehydrated ( i live in Las vegas)
pain right under ears in waves, shooting for like 10 minutes
I have my wisdom teeth though they need to come out
No known native american heritage.
25 years old.
Pain on both sides of jaw/cheeks after almost all alcohol. Pain scale 7-8.
Drink about one a night.
Coffee drinker to the extreme.
Used to smoke.
Bad bad seasonal allergies.
Wisdom teeth gone after this started.
About 13% Native American.
Usually lasts 8-10 minutes, but it won't come back for the rest of the night. Weird huh?
I have had my share of drinking most other beverages and the only ones which bother me are the lighter colored wines (mostly) and sometimes the other tequila drinks such as margaritas.
So for me it's:
Wine - Certain types very noticable pain
Some mixed drinks such as margaritas - some pain
I don't have the symptoms with most liquors and beer like others here.
Pretty strong pain in the jaw area below the ears. Also felt when swallowing. Goes away in about an hour.
A friend of mine is an MD, I can quiz him to see what he can find out. :-)
One thing I have noticed lately - I've had too many chewy foods in the last couple weeks and my jaw has been clicking when I eat, in the same area as the pain (though only on one side and the pain is on both).
25 yo female
drinking pink/rose wine with salad
possibly dehydrated - I drink lots of water but I live in the desert
sharp, shooting pain near the TMJ, lasting about 20 min so far
no allergy issues
wisdom teeth still presentCaucasian