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Bad tooth ache and lump on jaw. Why speech slurs, dizziness?, lethargic

I Have had a bad toothache for a while, and it just recently turned into a lump on my jaw. i was recently seen in the emergency room for it, and for about 3 days my symptoms have been getting worse and worse. The first day that i started to notice things, i was having a bad toothache like i had been for the past 2 weeks, and i couldnt sleep that night. i am prescribed a sleeping pill if i ever can t sleep but it doesnt work to just take one, and thats the dosage i am prescribed is one as needed. I started to notice symptoms that almost felt like I was on drugs. I was lethargic, I got dizzy, started slurring my speech, and after a while, i got so lethargic that i didnt even want to get up and move anywhere even if it was something that benefited me. The past day and a half i have not been able to sleep for the 3 days this has gone on, except for 4 hours of sleep i got last night. I m experiencing bad back pain that has spread to my legs and arms. It feels like things are heavy even when i know they normally wouldnt be. I feel heavy but light at the same time. my whole body kind feels numb, and my mental clarity is not well. I havent been able to text because of my coordination being off whack, and i ve been slurring my speech, and finding it hard to hold onto a piece of information for a reasonable amount of time, and will forget what i was or other people were talking about in the middle of a conversation. is there something really seriously wrong with me?
Asked On : Sat, 22 Sep 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.
Bad tooth ache along with swelling could be tooth infection along with the abscess formation around the tooth.
And the symptoms you are having of slurred speech, lethargy, loss of mental clarity all are concerning symptoms and I suggest you to call emergency immediately for further action.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Mon, 30 Sep 2013
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