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T M J Can any1 help

Postby Donna Day » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:39 pm

Hi i have been a FMS sufferer for quite some time now. Whilst looking at a post in the forum i came accross someone having neck n jaw pain and the reply was maybe TMJ! So i looked on a tmj web site and a lot of the symptoms i have!
Blurring vision
Light sensitive
Watering eye's
Headache's at the back of head
Clenching teeth
Grinding teeth
Sensitive teeth
Jaw + jaw joint Problems
Clicking/popping jaw joint
Poor balance
Tightness of throat
Voice fluctuations
Neck pain
Tired/sore neck
Shoulder aches
Upper lower back pain
Arm +fingers tingling numbness + pain
I no that the people on here are not medicaly traned but i just wanted to no if it was worth going to see my Doctor about it? I'm not sure if there is any treatment for TMJ or is this another thing us fibromites have to put up with? Got the rumie this week so might get some answers :dunno: :dunno:
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Re: T M J Can any1 help

Postby LinzWorld » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:45 pm

Yes, it is worth seeing your doctor about it - to get it checked out if nothing else. A dentist might be able to help more though - some people get TMJ through grinding their teeth and need mouthguards. TMJ seems to be myofascial related, so if you can see a really good myofascial release therapist, they'll be able to help.
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Re: T M J Can any1 help

Postby Donna Day » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:54 pm

LinzWorld wrote:Yes, it is worth seeing your doctor about it - to get it checked out if nothing else. A dentist might be able to help more though - some people get TMJ through grinding their teeth and need mouthguards. TMJ seems to be myofascial related, so if you can see a really good myofascial release therapist, they'll be able to help.

To frightened of the dentist :oops: got to see the Doc tomorrow so will ask him!! Can the rumie diagnose tmj?
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Re: T M J Can any1 help

Postby *Lisa* » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:14 pm

:wave:

I have TMJ... You really do need to see the dentist, they can diagnose TMJ and refer you to a maxialfacial clinic who specialise in this area if they feel the need if not like me they fix you a mouthguard and see how you go with that....

Apart from the dentist the GP can offer muscle relaxants and maybe refer you for some physio, to help release the stiffness and to give you stretching exercises....
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Re: T M J Can any1 help

Postby LinzWorld » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:41 pm

As Lisa said, you may have to see the dentist. Your GP is step one though.
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Re: T M J Can any1 help

Postby Donna Day » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:12 pm

Just got back from the doctor and he advised to see the dentist! Will have to brave up a bit to go the dentist :oops: :oops: sorry very frightened of them! But i will it may take a day or to to make the phone call!!!! Got rumie tomorrow so fingers x i get refered to pain clinic!
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Re: T M J Can any1 help

Postby Miss sleepy » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:16 pm

Goo dluck with the dentist! Hope the rumi goes well tomorrow too
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Re: T M J Can any1 help

Postby shazq » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:05 pm

Good luck with the rheumy, let us know how it goes. :wave:
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Re: T M J Can any1 help

Postby Ellen Tracey » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:09 pm

im like that too, to be honest im surprised my teeth are still there some morningxxx, hope you get sorted at the dentist, i will have to mention it when i see my gp again x
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Re: T M J Can any1 help

Postby gillshutt » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:43 am

Good luck with the rheumy and the dentist :hugs: I have TMJ too so can sympathise :(
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Re: T M J Can any1 help

Postby normalnutter » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:56 pm

:wave: me too but I think mine comes in with the headache like its an extention of it. I hae been told to get a mouth thing from the dentist but I have a friend who doesnt get on with it, "must take it out while she sleeps and throws it" :crazy: :wave:
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Re: T M J Can any1 help

Postby smoky » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:07 pm

It is worth getting the mouth guard and persevering with it. When I first got mine over 13 years ago (isit really that long; I feel old now!) I had to wear it 24 hours a day, eventually reducing down to overnight. It was very hard at first but I got there and it really did help. I stopped wearing it for a while recently and all the old symptoms returned; so I am now wearing at night again. Truly they are worth the effort :D
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Re: T M J Can any1 help

Postby miss daisy » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:15 pm

hi guys :wave:

so gald this post already exists :) .

i have been for an app at the dental hosptial today at broadgreen from a referral from my local dentist, anyhow the guy was very thorough he checked my teethe, the usual bedside neurology exam, xrays x 6 and then decided along with the consultant i had tmj, got a cast taken of bottom teeth, collect the mouth guard thingy in 2 weeks, apparently it is to wear at night just in case i grind my teeth without knwoing it.hope it works.

i am also being refferred for an mri, which he said was just to make sure there is no nerve damage?or/underlying cause, he said this is pretty standard thing to do with any type of face pain. he did say my lip going numb is prob not got anything to do with tmj, but the increased pain i get in my face if i am out and its windy is definitely tmj.
my only very big problem with this is i am claustrophobic, nearly ended up in a full swing anxiety attack when mri was mentioned, once i had calmed down a bit i have agreed to go and give it a go :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:


has anyone else had an mri who is claustrophobic?????

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Re: T M J Can any1 help

Postby denys » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:48 pm

yep, I found closing my eyes and singing to myself in my head helped, I've had to have 3 and did it each time, sometimes the play music to you which I found worse :lol:
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