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Board: Parenting Issues 05-20-2004, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,614
Posted By crystalll
Re: taking baby temperature

Hi,

I always take my son's temp under his armpit. The best advice I can give is to take a "base temperature" when your child is feeling well using whichever method you're comfortable with. That...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 03-07-2004, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 730
Posted By crystalll
Re: Crystall??

Hi Arleen,

Back in January I attended a TMJ seminar in Toronto and was fortunate enough to be used as a case study for one of the specialists. It was a really positive experience, and I walked...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 01-18-2004, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,127
Posted By crystalll
Re: Anyone Try Prolotherapy?

Hi Sheldon,

Dr. Rondeau is also my dentist. I didn't realize he was certified to do prolotherapy. Are you sure that he will be doing it? He suggested prolotherapy to me about a year ago, but at...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 12-16-2003, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,560
Posted By crystalll
Re: Marlene, Crystal...some questions

Hi Arleen,

Dr. Rondeau has been dealing with TMJD for much longer than Dr. Rawson and they both have a very similar method of treating TMJD. So when Dr. Rawson learned that I had already dealt...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 12-12-2003, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By crystalll
Re: Crystal

Hi Navy,

I actually started splint therapy over a year ago for displaced discs. My right condyle was posteriorly displaced and I also had a distinctive click in my right joint. The MRI was just...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 12-12-2003, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,560
Posted By crystalll
Re: Marlene, Crystal...some questions

Hi Arleen,

Come to think of it, my night guard may be different than the ones you describe. When I first started seeing Dr. R. I had just gotten a new night guard from my regular dentist. Janie...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 12-11-2003, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,560
Posted By crystalll
Re: Marlene, Crystal...some questions

Hi Arleen,

I just happened to pop in and saw this post.
In regards to your concerns about the night splint - I also have tooth sensitivity etc. and I've had no problems with my night splint. ...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 11-24-2003, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By crystalll
Re: Jamie, how's splint therapy going?

Hi Arleen,

I had my MRI back in September, but still haven't received the results. The system really sucks. Neither Dr. Rondeau nor Dr. Rawson think that the MRI will show anything surprising...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 11-21-2003, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By crystalll
Re: Jamie, how's splint therapy going?

Hi Arleen (& Jamie, if you're out there)

I just wanted to put in a good word for Dr. Rawson. I went to see him yesterday, and found him and his staff to be very friendly and professional. ...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 11-06-2003, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,282
Posted By crystalll
Hi John, Just thought I'd throw my two cents...

Hi John,

Just thought I'd throw my two cents worth in.
I wear a night guard and a day splint. I use the polident tablets for both. I soak the night guard all day, and the day splint all night,...
Board: Pregnancy 09-17-2003, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By crystalll
Post CONGRATULATIONS! That IS a big boy! ...

CONGRATULATIONS!

That IS a big boy!

Crystal
Board: Pregnancy 09-12-2003, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By crystalll
Post Please welcome Connor Scott

Hi Everyone,

Just thought I'd let you know that my little guy came into the world on September 9th at 5:43 p.m., just two days shy of my due date. He weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz, is 21 1/2 inches long,...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 09-07-2003, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,964
Posted By crystalll
Post Saaraah, Dr. Rondeau's office led me to...

Saaraah,

Dr. Rondeau's office led me to believe that the MRI centre won't take a referral from a D.D.S. But now I'm thinking they just don't bother referring their patients because of the long...
Board: Pregnancy 09-07-2003, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By crystalll
Smile Hi Stacey, Your reproductive doctor should...

Hi Stacey,

Your reproductive doctor should be going over the process with you so you can make educated decisions.

First of all, they would start with a sperm analysis, and then move on to...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 09-06-2003, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,964
Posted By crystalll
Post Hi Arleen, I'm getting a run-around with the...

Hi Arleen,

I'm getting a run-around with the whole MRI thing. My doctor's office keeps telling me they sent the request, but the MRI centre hasn't received anything. I finally spoke to someone...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 09-06-2003, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By crystalll
Post Jamie, I TOTALLY agree with you about Dr....

Jamie,

I TOTALLY agree with you about Dr. Stone! But I had no idea he was so unpopular with others. Every doctor and dentist within a 50 km radius seems to refer their TMJ patients to him.
I...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 09-06-2003, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By crystalll
Post Jamie, Can you tell me who ordered your jaw...

Jamie,

Can you tell me who ordered your jaw MRI? Was it your dentist or your family physician? The reason I'm asking is because I've been trying to get an MRI for months, and it's been like...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 09-06-2003, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,964
Posted By crystalll
Post Arleen, Just thought I'd jump in here. ...

Arleen,

Just thought I'd jump in here.
Impressions are made of your teeth for several reasons, one of which being to reproduce a "model" of your original bite. They also require impressions of...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 09-06-2003, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,268
Posted By crystalll
Post Hi MLH, I have a hard time understanding...

Hi MLH,

I have a hard time understanding that as well. I once had a chiropractor tell me to use ice, and it was extremely uncomfortable. According to my specialist, ice should be used to reduce...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 09-06-2003, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,309
Posted By crystalll
Smile Hi, It seems everybody responds differently...

Hi,

It seems everybody responds differently to certain types of therapy. I see a massage therapist who does trigger point therapy, and I find that it helps me immensely.

It's worth a try...
...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 09-05-2003, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,964
Posted By crystalll
Post Saaraah, I'm glad your appointment went...

Saaraah,

I'm glad your appointment went well.

I had to laugh when you mentioned the things that go in your ears, because I have the exact same phobia. I had a really hard time staying calm...
Board: Pregnancy 09-05-2003, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By crystalll
Post imakitty, Epsom salts are good to put in...

imakitty,

Epsom salts are good to put in bath water for soaking your sore little bottom. :)

Crystal
EDD: Sept 11th
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 09-05-2003, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,268
Posted By crystalll
Post Hi, I think that a nightguard can be helpful...

Hi,

I think that a nightguard can be helpful IF it's made properly. Mine is constructed so that my lower jaw is brought slightly forward and only my front teeth touch, which reduces clenching...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 09-05-2003, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By crystalll
Post Hi, I can understand your disappointment. ...

Hi,

I can understand your disappointment. Did this "specialist" refuse to do any diagnostic tests for TMJD to confirm whether or not you have it?
We all have different causes for our disorder,...
Board: Pregnancy 09-04-2003, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By crystalll
Post Hi, I don't think there's a standard time...

Hi,

I don't think there's a standard time when you should up your bra size. I invested in a couple of sports bras to get me through most of the pregnancy, and then at around 30 weeks I bought two...
Board: Pregnancy 09-04-2003, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By crystalll
Post Hi April, I'll be thinking about you.... ...

Hi April,

I'll be thinking about you....
Just think, soon you'll get to meet little Trevor! :)
I'm sure everything will go well.

Crystal
EDD: Sept 11th
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 09-04-2003, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By crystalll
Post Hi Jane, Your husband's plan should cover a...

Hi Jane,

Your husband's plan should cover a lot of the diagnostic tests as they fall under dental. As far as TMJD treatment though, a lot of plans won't cover it. As a matter of fact, they...
Board: Pregnancy 09-03-2003, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,724
Posted By crystalll
Post Hi Everyone! Wow, there's so much activity...

Hi Everyone!

Wow, there's so much activity here on the September bubs thread!
I'm so jealous of you ladies who will be using birthing suites. Our hospital is so sterile and "hospital-like"!
My...
Board: Pregnancy 09-03-2003, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By crystalll
Post Hi Seamonkey, You're right, there is no...

Hi Seamonkey,

You're right, there is no "perfect" time to have a baby.
My suggestion is to forget all of the material stuff and truly examine whether you want to have a baby. If you are...
Board: Pregnancy 09-03-2003, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By crystalll
Smile Hi, I'm 39 weeks, and sleep is just a...

Hi,

I'm 39 weeks, and sleep is just a distant memory. :)

As far as sleep positions go, I would advise to listen to your body. Once you get to a certain point, you will just know enough to...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 09-01-2003, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By crystalll
Post Hi Jane, Check out the post "Marlene &...

Hi Jane,

Check out the post "Marlene & Crystal - questions about Dr. R."
Firstly, yes, there is hope for getting better. And secondly, Dr. Rondeau is a short drive for you, just down the 401 to...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 09-01-2003, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,964
Posted By crystalll
Smile Hi Arleen, Marlene's memory is impeccable! ...

Hi Arleen,

Marlene's memory is impeccable! I'll try and recall my experience as well...
My treatment with Dr. Rondeau started out quite similar, but the timelines were a little different. On my...
Board: Pregnancy 08-31-2003, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By crystalll
Post Breast tenderness was the main one for me. I...

Breast tenderness was the main one for me. I knew several days before my period was due, because they were so sore.

Crystal
EDD: Sept 11th
Board: Pregnancy 08-30-2003, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By crystalll
Post In prenatal class I was told 6 movements within a...

In prenatal class I was told 6 movements within a 2-hour time frame.
If you don't recall the last time you felt movement, just sit and relax for a little while. You'll probably feel something...
Board: Pregnancy 08-30-2003, 02:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,724
Posted By crystalll
Post Hi Everyone! I've been watching the EDD...

Hi Everyone!

I've been watching the EDD list, and my name keeps getting closer to the top! I'm so nervous and excited. I've made a few lists of what I need to take to hospital, but still haven't...
Board: Pregnancy 08-30-2003, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By crystalll
Post Hi, I think there are a lot of reasons why...

Hi,

I think there are a lot of reasons why our husbands get a little freaked out by the positive HPT. We tried for over 2 years, and when we were finally successful my husband seemed a little...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 08-30-2003, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,460
Posted By crystalll
Post Hi, I've been suffering from constant...

Hi,

I've been suffering from constant dizziness for almost 2 years now. I've seen 2 ENT's, had all the tests done, and it seems that I don't have an inner ear disorder. I also have the other...
Board: Pregnancy 08-29-2003, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,128
Posted By crystalll
Post Thanks ladies for the info. It's always nice to...

Thanks ladies for the info. It's always nice to learn from the experienced!

Crystal
EDD: Sept 11th
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 08-29-2003, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,225
Posted By crystalll
Smile Hi Arleen, I just wanted to address your...

Hi Arleen,

I just wanted to address your concern regarding "non-neuro" dentists. My dentist (Dr. Rondeau) doesn't call himself a "neuromuscular" dentist, but his goal is the same; to place your...
Board: Pregnancy 08-27-2003, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By crystalll
Post Hi, I've got carpal tunnel, and it feels...

Hi,

I've got carpal tunnel, and it feels more like a numbness/tingling in my fingers. I wonder if you could be suffering from tendonitis. I have a friend with the same type of problem and I...
Board: Pregnancy 08-27-2003, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By crystalll
Post CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm glad you're both doing...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm glad you're both doing well.

Crystal
EDD: Sept 11th
Board: Pregnancy 08-26-2003, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By crystalll
Post Hi, I think it depends on whether you have...

Hi,

I think it depends on whether you have an "innie" or an "outie". I'm 37.5 weeks, and mine hasn't popped out.

Crystal
EDD: Sept 11th
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 08-26-2003, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,688
Posted By crystalll
Post Hi Looney, In regard to the muscle pain in...

Hi Looney,

In regard to the muscle pain in your head and neck, it could very well be TMJD related. I find that massage therapy helps a great deal with that type of pain. Of course, that is just...
Board: Pregnancy 08-25-2003, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By crystalll
Post Hi, I'm 37.5 weeks, and I haven't been...

Hi,

I'm 37.5 weeks, and I haven't been checked yet. My doctor won't check me until I'm around 38 or 39 weeks unless she's concerned about something.

Crystal
EDD: Sept 11th
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 08-22-2003, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By crystalll
Post Hi, Best of luck with your baby-making...

Hi,

Best of luck with your baby-making plans! If it helps any, I've been told that TMJD symptoms diminish when you're pregnant. Something to do with the hormones. I appear to be the exception,...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 08-22-2003, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,040
Posted By crystalll
Smile Hi Grace, Sounds like a very productive...

Hi Grace,

Sounds like a very productive appointment. I'll certainly look up the chiropractic treatment that you mentioned. I still have a fear of adjustments of my c-spine, but I'm trying to...
Board: Pregnancy 08-20-2003, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By crystalll
Thumbs up Hi, I would recommend a book called, "Allan...

Hi,

I would recommend a book called, "Allan Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking." I was a pack-a-day smoker for 18 years before I read this book, and I was able to quit cold turkey. I really wanted...
Board: Pregnancy 08-20-2003, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,390
Posted By crystalll
Smile Hi, I was 31 when we started trying, and it...

Hi,

I was 31 when we started trying, and it took us 26 months to conceive. But we had a few complications. My best advice is to ask for help if you feel you need it. Also, don't stop trying. ...
Board: Pregnancy 08-19-2003, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By crystalll
Post Hi, I'm wondering if she meant that the...

Hi,

I'm wondering if she meant that the urine test could detect an HCG level of 25. If your level was lower than that it would produce a negative result.
I'm just guessing though.

Crystal
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 08-19-2003, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 922
Posted By crystalll
Post Hi Mark, I believe that a tomogram is...

Hi Mark,

I believe that a tomogram is probably the next best thing to an MRI. It's a form of x-ray, and will only show the relationship of the condyle to the joint. It will not show soft tissue...
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