Sometimes when I drink certain things I get a shooting pain around my jaw joint. (The TMJ, if you prefer.) Usually it's sweet alcoholic drinks. Hard cider can be lethal, and last night's May Punch started stabbing me toward the end of drink #2, particularly when I ate the alcohol-soaked strawberries. But it doesn't have to be alcohol. I've had it happen with orange juice, too.
Today for the first time it occurred to me to google this thing and see if I could come up with any explanations, and the *only* thing I could find was this. It's a forum on some kind of health site where basically everyone says, omg I thought I was the only one! Which I did. But people seem to be describing a variety of different pains and anyway, nobody has any idea what it is. Well, people have many ideas (allergies! blocked salivary glands! Hodgkin's disease!) but no evidence.
Ever heard of this? What the heck?