I have had this pain at the left side of my face for about a week now. Went to the doctor's yesterday and he was stumped. Said it was neuralgia. (I could have told him that! LOL!) It isn't a dental problem, or TMJ, they checked for that.
It is like spasms that come and go and my ear hurts, too, not the inner ear, but the outside. Today, it's not as bad, and I can certainly live with it, but I just wonder what is causing it. Could it be the start of a cold or something like that? At times, my throat is sore on that side, but not all the time! Weird.