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Old 08-23-2006, 05:57 AM   #1
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Re: vertigo and clogged ears from TMJ

I have had clogged ears for over two years now and vertigo. I have been to ents, an allergist, had two teeth pulled out, been prescibed nasal sprays, depression medicine which I only took once. I wake up crying every morning ready to call an ambulance. I have had two cat scans done and an allergy test both negative. I am going crazy. I know what you are going through. any advice would be helpful

 
Old 08-23-2006, 11:47 AM   #2
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Re: vertigo and clogged ears from TMJ

My heart goes out to anyone dealing with TMJ and getting a specialist that can really help you. Just a few minutes ago I had the dizziness hit (am at work), jaw is aching, stiff neck and I along with all of you am SICK OF IT. I go to the chiropractor and that is a short lived relief, bought a "tens" unit and bring it to work (temporary help also). This problem effects your entire life, I too am on anxiety medication, just took 1/2 of zanex because I freak out when I have the dizzy spells, have been on antidepressents, quit them ALL because of even worse dizziness/side effects. HAve talked with my dentist (I have dentures) about again fitting me with a splint to see if there can be any relief for me. Thank God I have people to talk to that understand. Does all of this effect your vision also ? THanks for listening !

 
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:58 AM   #3
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Re: vertigo and clogged ears from TMJ

Dinney, have you been tested for Lyme. This may be a factor.

 
Old 08-23-2006, 12:45 PM   #4
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Re: vertigo and clogged ears from TMJ

Dinney,
I have an upper denture and lower partial, got an flat plane upper splint and wore it for 2 weeks, but just made me worst. A lot of times with denture wearers, the front upper gum receded and so the upper front teeth sit further back in the mouth which holds your lower jaw back, did anyone mention your lower jaw might be retruded- back too far which causes the ear probs? Also did you have a tmj mri?
Anyway since my splint didn't work my tmj dentist sent me to the cranial osteopath for the muscles and that.
I will need to have the new denture remade as my tmj dentist now thinks its holding my jaw too far back and not enough freedom room. Also one side of my denture hits higher than the other side, don't know if this is from the muscles or denture.
Don't know if this may be your problem. I was told very few people get tmj problems, why us then!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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Re: vertigo and clogged ears from TMJ

Dinney,
I have an upper denture and lower partial, got an flat plane upper splint and wore it for 2 weeks, but just made me worst. A lot of times with denture wearers, the front upper gum receded and so the upper front teeth sit further back in the mouth which holds your lower jaw back, did anyone mention your lower jaw might be retruded- back too far which causes the ear probs? Also did you have a tmj mri?
Anyway since my splint didn't work my tmj dentist sent me to the cranial osteopath for the muscles and that.
I will need to have the new denture remade as my tmj dentist now thinks its holding my jaw too far back and not enough freedom room. Also one side of my denture hits higher than the other side, don't know if this is from the muscles or denture.
Don't know if this may be your problem. I was told very few people get tmj problems, why us then!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
Old 08-31-2006, 09:13 PM   #6
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This if for tmj girl I here ya girl, I have been sick now since 2/2000. This is so insane. I have been through the mill and back. so many test, so many drs. I am past my wits end. The vertigo is constant, the ears loaded with fluid constantly. Every dr tells me it is depression. If one more tells me that I am gonna kill them. Who wouldnt be drepressed. I went from being an outgoing fun person to be a person who people no longer want to be around cause all i do is complain and have so many health issues now. I want to check out this tmj you speek of. The strange thing is I have so many symptoms of thyroid disfunction, but every blood work and all other test from all kinds of specialist always come back, of course normal. Thats such ********. How can someone feel this bad and they find nothing. Hopefully we can keep in contact and maybe help each other out, we seem to have the same chronic ear/vertigo issue. My husband tells me be strong, you will get back to being the girl you once were. I want to believe him but this has been about 6 1/2 years now. If drs cant help, where do you turn to, who do you turn to?

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Old 09-01-2006, 08:44 AM   #7
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Hi Tmjgirl and everyone eles on this post that has tmj and vertigo.
first I want to start out by saying my heart goes out to everyone who suffers from this condition, I myself am a suffer as well. I have been thinking I was crazy but after reading this post I couldn't believe I am not the only one who suffers with dizziness, ear problems, anxiety and TMJ.
TmjGirl I KNOW exactly what you are going through. I Have this lightheaded/dizziness, brain fog, anxiety, 24/7 I truley believe it is all connected to the jaw problems I have. The dizziness causes the anxiety, the anxiety in turn causes all the tightness in the muscles and so on.. Some days I have the spins, some days I feel like my head is floating and I am wearing a mask attached to funny gas all day, But I can honestly say all the time I have subjective vertigo, (I feel the motion). The best way I have been able to describe it is I get the sensation you would if you were dropping altitude in an air plane, or the motion feeling you get if you are in an elevator. I am wondering does anyone relate to this? I feel like I am swaying or falling to the side or backwards and this usually subsides a great deal if I lay down which is uncommon for an inner ear problem. Usually inner ear disorders cause more dizziness when laying down, at least that is what was expalined to me. The dizziness causes me GREAT anxiety and panic attacks, which is a condition in it's self. Anyone suffering for panic and anxiety, I know how you feel and it's horriable!!!
My ears always feel clogged as well and I get crackling sounds in my ears, I wake up in the morning and my ears actually hurt. Sometimes a deep sharp pain, ears actually hurt just to touch. My neck is always tight and trigger points are sore, If I lean my head back I could feel the tension in my head and neck being relieved often my neck cracks, and I get relief for a few minutes, I suffer with daily pressure headaches, sometimes behind the eyes if having a really bad day. when open and closing my mouth my jaw has a loud clicking sound mostly felt in back lower portion of jaw just below you ear lobe. It also feels like my jaw shifts to the side when opening and closing.
I have been told I have TMJ and that ALL my symptoms could very well be related. I was offered an injection into the joint to calm down the symptoms, but I refused until doing further research.
My Doctor always says my ears look okay so the question has always been WHY the misterious ear symptoms. I haven't come across many people such as myself who suffer with daily brain fog and dizziness due to tmj. So I always Questioned this to perhaps it is inner ear disorder or anxiety related. But Now I am convinced that Somehow this has to be all connected.
I totally understand what you are going through, I myself drive my husband Nuts with the daily dizziness, My life has become a great challange because of this, and when the anxiety set in, I limited my quality of life so to speak.
My question now is how do I fix this? I have been suffering for a long time with these symptoms and never thought the two were connected. IS there anyone out there that has found some kind of relief?
Tmjgirl please know you are not alone on this one! If you have any questions or advice let me know anything would be greatly appreciated. I find such great comfort speaking to others that could relate!
Hope to hear from others who may have advice too!!!
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