heya lucy25! How come you have to wait 2 months to see the doc? Yes I get fatigued often but I think that has to do with the meds I'm on. Sorry to hear about your problems. What other symptoms are you suffering with?
Thanks for you replies. The reason I have to wait two months is because I get dental coverage through my work then. I just hate having to wait another minute without a diagnosis. My symtoms have been going on for approx 2 years and I ve seen an ENT (for my hearing difficulties & sinuses) a neurologist, allergist, naturopath & of course a psychiatrist(because its all in my head!) These are my symptoms...I grind my teeth so bad that i wear a mouth guard to protect my teeth because Ive had most of them filled in due to heavy grinding since I was a child. I wake up with a headache every morning - my face, neck, mouth & head fell like Ive received a serious beating! The brain fog usually sets in about an hour after Ive awaken and last for most of the day getting worse in the evening. When I chew, I hear a grating sound and sometimes I get these shooting pains in my ears like someone just stabbed me with a real sharp pencil! I don't have pain behind my eyes but they feel so tight - like I cant open them fully. All of my muscles are pretty weak - and I think that could just be the depression setting in from all the negative test results ! Im getting a lot of anxiety because everyone tells me "it will go away". Sorry so long but I have two months to kill!
Does this sound like it could be tmj???Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Yes, it does sound like TMJ to me. Anxiety/depression are "part & parcel" with TMJ, or any type of chronic/continual pain suffering. Sounds like you've ruled out anything else with all the doctors/specialists you've seen. At least you know what it's "not". Might I suggest while you're waiting to see the TMJ dentist, you ask your doctor for a mild/low dose of an anti-depressant? It may help "take the edge" off. And don't let anyone tell you "it's all in your head" - well ... it is in your head, but not the way most doctors are referring to!!
Thank you so much for your reply Marlene! The docs have allready tried me on 3 different antidepressants and they don't "agree" with me. Probably cause they are trying to fix a problem that doesn't exist! I'm just finding it hard to believe that all this brain fog can be caused by something like my jaw - but I guess the docs do to (thats why they say its all in my head) well thank you again - I hate having to feel so alone in this long long process..