Hi Cymy Sue, and Tiffany:
Thank you. Before I found this board, I had no idea what was wrong with me. I'd always thought TMJ had to do with the jaw bone and since I could move that, I figured I didn't have TMJ. Also, several of the 13 dentists I've seen have checked me for TMJ, mostly by having me open and close my mouth and move it from side to side. These movements aren't a problem, and I was told I didn't have TMJ. Yet I have 2 classic symptoms - grinding and my teeth don't fit - and not one of these dentists referred me to a TMJ specialist.
From reading on this board, I was able to match the symptoms I've had for 1-1/2 years, to TMJD. You don't know how helpful it is to have all of you writing here. It's such a valuable resource. It also helps to know others are going through all this mess too. Hopefully we'll all come out of it okay. I see my first TMJ dentist in a week and a half. I'm hoping I'm heading in the right direction, and that he can help me.
Anyway, just wanted to say thank you to everyone who posts here.