Today as I was about to eat lunch with my student teacher I started to say something to her and experienced severe pain in my jaw-only lasted about 6 seconds but on a scale of 1-10 I'd give it a 9. As I sad down to eat every time I chewed and swallowed the pain was so intense-again only last about 6 seconds, but it probably happened at least 20 times during lunch. The afternoon was fine. After work on my way to the therapist every time I yawned, the same thing. I just got home about 10 minutes ago with husband and difficult child from difficult child's wrestling practice. Since I hadn't had time to try supper we thought try a milk shake-NOPE-can't eat with a spoon or drink it with a straw. It is my lower jaw back near my ear on the left side. It feels like it tightens up and then relaxes. I took some ibuprofen a bit ago and am hoping it helps-I'm so hungry!!!!! People at work think it might be TMJ. I have no idea. I did call the dentist after lunch on the advice of my co-workers and the dentist office said to monitor it and call back in the morning if it continues so they can get me in at a time when I'm experiencing the pain. On top of it I have a headache!-GRRRR Anyone else experience this or have any idea what it could be or how to help it.