I have yet to locate and get to a TMJ specialist. We are on a very limited dental insurance plan (Aetna DMO) and may have to change. I live in the Princeton,NJ area? Anyone know a good dentist? What can I do for the pain until I see someone? I am trying not to talk, eat hard things, or smile. Both ears and jaws, my gums, my sinuses, and my neck hurt. At night my eyes and head aches as well. I have only tried Advil (not impressive) and have taken 2 at night along with a bit of Lorazapam (tranquilizer) in order to sleep. Should I ask my GP for a muscle relaxer?
Please advise!!!!! I am ready to take anything - heroin, morphine, you name it.
What has finally helped me alot with the pain is taking the muscle relaxer flexeril 3 hours prior to bedtime. If you cannot get a prescrition for it from your GP another thing that might help some is applying moist heat to the area. For some reason Advil didn't help my headaches but aspirin did. I took Ascriptin the coated one to protect my stomach. But I took them for so long that they didn't work either. Alot of people say Aleve helps to, but I have never tried it.
Hope you get a dentist to help you soon and get some relief from your pain. Take care, Shell
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