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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