I know there must be things that trigger my tmj but I cant seem to figure out what triggers mine either! I have wrote down everything I did, everything I ate, when the pain was bad when it was ok, and I cant seem to know the big question "WHY" and "WHAT" is triggering my pain. I agree with Cat on Stress...I know when I get upset, mad and stressed out, or if I am yelling at someone,(boyfriend) or if someone is talking loud to me it makes my pain worse! Loud nosies like music also tigger my pain. I barly listen to music anymore...
I have pain 24-7
but at times my pain gets so bad it will just hit me like a lighting bolt!
one minute I could be talking to someone, reading, watching tv, or even trying to sleep and it will stop me dead in my tracks everytime, and I dont know what brought on my pain..
I just try to lay down and put a heating pad on my face and jaw or take a hot shower and let the water run on my head for 20 mins it seems to relax the muscle a bit!