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Jaw pain and ear pain

Postby lynda williams » Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:50 pm

I recently went to the docters because I thought I had a ear infection. My ear felt really uncomfortable when I swallow and eat. I also have a very clicky jaw when I yawn the pain just hhots through my ear. I didn't have a ear infection but told I may have temporomandibular joint disfunction and pain syndrome. I couldn't have any medication because I'm already on it. If symptoms persist I will have to be reffered to a specialist.
What ever next. Has anyone else with fibro have this problem.
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Re: Jaw pain and ear pain

Postby denys » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:43 am

Hi Lynda, yes I get it a lot also sore throat but there's never anything there so always just put down to fibro :( :hugs: :hugs:
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Re: Jaw pain and ear pain

Postby judith » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:02 pm

Hi Lynda, yes exactly the same. A pain which seemed to emanate from just below my ear, right across both upper and lower jaw and into my head. My GP sent me for a blood test to rule out temporal arteritis (large cells in the artery leading to the brain) although at 58 I am probably on the youngish side for that thank goodness. Emergency dentist could find nothing all x-rays and investigations found nil. For about two weeks I lived on co-codamol plus antinflammatory medicines. Yes the dentist said it was mandibular dysfunction and that it would go away - my GP now thinks it may be arthritis in my jaw. But pleased to say the pain has not returned. It was as bad as child-birth or passing a kidney stone (I have done both) and I would have let someone cut my head off if it would have stopped the pain. So sympathy on that one. It may come back it may not - fingers crossed.
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Re: Jaw pain and ear pain

Postby tonydin » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:00 pm

hi all i have had this and the dentist refered me hospitial who diagnossed tjd , now they are looking at fm , both go together it seems , very painfull thoiugh used to scream and lose plot much to my wifes dissgust.
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Re: Jaw pain and ear pain

Postby SusieSue » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:12 pm

I can totally sympathise. I have had TMJ for quite a while but only formally diagnosed a couple of weeks ago. The doctor sent me for an x-ray to check for any arthritis in my jaw - luckily that was all clear. The best advice I can give is visiting a chiropractor - I visited one who advertised TMJ specifically as something she could help with. She's alleviated the pain massively. Or a massage sometimes helps because TMJ can cause the muscles in the neck to tighten - my whole head feels incredibly tight but this has helped. Good luck and I hope you find something that works! :goodluck1:
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Re: Jaw pain and ear pain

Postby chris215a » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:09 am

hello everyone i am new to this forum, i have just been told i have tmjd, but beleived it to be a contributing factor to my cs which is cervical spondylosis. having had an mri recently i think it may be fm. i have wrote down all my symptoms and boy does it look bad. i have been referred to maxillofacial team at my hospital where they want to put a local anaesthetic in my jaw to alleviate the pain i am not convinced. i did some checking on fm a few months ago as i seem to have more than just cs, and came upon fm. so i am off to my gp's soon to find out what is what as i have suffwered for 19yrs next week and now they are putting me off yet again. i wish you all good health as and when it comes to you , xxx chris
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Re: Jaw pain and ear pain

Postby denys » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:45 am

Hi Chris and :welcome: to the forum, pain in the face is really nasty and you have my sympathy, hope you get some relief soon :hugs: :hugs: :hugs: :flowers:
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Re: Jaw pain and ear pain

Postby fedup » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:18 pm

hi there all, i think i have this,
ive been having constant ear pain and they checked my ears and say its because i have a clicking jaw, was told id been reffered to maxillofacial who may operate?!
came out of hospital on tuesday after going in with pain all down my neck, ear and jaw plus blurred vision and tension headache! after doing a lumba puncture and various scans they tell me its my fibro?! can this really be?
i didnt think it could cause this?
ive only just managed or so i thought to get my fibro under control!
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Re: Jaw pain and ear pain

Postby Emerald » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:44 pm

TMJ is very common in FMers through experience, my GP didnt have to refer me to a specialist as it was obvious, I did get some physio tho as the pain radiates over the scalp, neck, top of my arm etc at 1st it was horrendous as we couldnt figure out where the pain was radiating from. My dentist made me a soft tooth guard to stop me crenching and grinding unwittingly in my sleep as its this that aggrivates it. TBH I rarely have a problem with it now except for if you eat some tough food and your jaw jumps in and out of place scary and sore 1st time it happens, the clickings nothing in comparrison.

I was very fortunate my dentist sufferes from TMJ problems himself so knew exactally how he could help me.
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Re: Jaw pain and ear pain

Postby fedup » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:46 pm

thanks emerald seeing my dentist soon nowxx
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Re: Jaw pain and ear pain

Postby sleepyrich » Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:22 pm

I have had a clicky jaw for about 20 years, in june I had my first bad flair up on my left sid eTMJ. I had the peak of the pain for about 3 weeks, after a couple of days when it statrted i went to my GP who gave me anti biotics I think because I described the pain as a deep absess, and yes I remained in pain for a week. Went to my dentist and he yanked my jaw open as I had what is called an anterior disc displacement so he forced the disc back into place which wouldnt stay there for long but at least I knew how to get it back. I lost a stone and a half in weight during that episode!

I became very aware of my body from then and I think this is also the same time as when my Fibro type symptoms started with it. I quickly became aware that stress was causing my tmjd so along with 800mg of ibuprofen before bed to relax my muscles I made sure I didnt allow myself to get stressed, I also became aware of my bodies response to stress when I had a 70 mile drive, I was getting a bit wound up by a poor driver and I immediatly felt my jaw muscles tightening.

I think I have been very fortunate to be able to learn my trigger so quickly and be able to manage the issue myself by staying calm and using my tongue pressed between my top and bottom front teeth, this helped prevent me subconciously biting down causing my face muscles to trigger and tighten.

It took from June untili about October for me to get over the effects of my TMJD.

My advice would be to try and work out what has triggered your TMJD, then combat the symptoms and the pain. Hot and cold press on both sides of your face to make the muscles expand and contract is quite effective, I also used a shakti mat to relieve the tension in my facial muscles too.

The pain I experience every day now is childs play compared to the pain I had with the TMJD.
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