What are the symptoms of glossopharyngeal neuralgia?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The main symptom of glossopharyngeal neuralgia is severe pain occurring in your throat, tongue, or ear. It can happen spontaneously or be triggered by something as simple as talking or sneezing. Commonly, the pain will occur in the back or your throat or tongue and only on one side. It may last anywhere from a couple seconds to a couple minutes. In rare cases, the heartbeat can slow down, sometimes enough to cause fainting.

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