Thanks for your response. He explains it as the temporal muscles seem to be clamping and squeezing really hard against his skull and lately since he's not been wearing his splint, he's probably clenching more. He said that they do burn bad, though, especially the past few nights. He describes it as "feels like it's on fire". I caught him in the bathroom last night with one of those tape thermometers holding it on the side of his head. I couldn't help to giggle inside wondering what on earth he was doing. Apparently, he wanted to see if the muscles (since they felt like they were burning) were actually like 104 degrees or so! I talked to the doctor today, he said that it is a tmjd symptom, I guess when the muscles get too irritated or inflamed, they tend to feel like they're burning. He doesn't say that they feel bruised, just like squishing his skull. He said that if it were possible to drill holes in his head, he said it would feel good to have the pressure come out.
I've had that sensation before with the temporal muscles, but I wanted to get someone else's opinion. It seems as though when my neck bothers me and goes on for a while, the muscles in my head would burn. Now, I also have fibro, so I've never been sure when my neck hurt whether it was fibro or tmjd. Like you said in an earlier thread, alot of these disorders tend to overlap. I'm sure you understand what I mean since you have fibro, also.
Thank you again, Cymy Sue for helping me out again.