Anyone else have a big problem with cold weather??
Last night I took my kids out trick or treating and it was about 30 degrees. I was in SO much pain after we got home...still have pain this morning. Clenching from the cold and smiling and talking to the neighbors did me in!!! Doesn't it tick you off when you can't even smile without pain and will pay even more for it later. So many simple things that 'normal' people take for granted cause pain!!!
O.K. I'm going back to my heating pad. Hope everyone has a good day.--Michelle
undiagnosed lung and back pain after pneumonia in '03, tmj, migraines,(two failed surgeries for) Kienbock's disease
i understand what you mean. im not for certain that i have tmj sydrome but my dr said i do.(without testing) everyday i go out side on a break at work and when i go back in my jaw hurts. i couldn't imagine for a long period of time like that. i hope you feel better.
The cold is a HUGE problem for me. I was stuck at my son's soccer game last spring and started shivering and I swear I almost passed out from the pain. Now I just don't let myself get into that position. People think I 'm nuts when I say I can't do something because I "can't shiver"! But where I live there is already snow on the ground and it was about 10 degrees here on Halloween night. So I am becoming even more of a hermit with the winter approaching. Oh, the joys of TMJD....
This is always the worse possible time for my TMJD. I don't know how you folks in the north stand it.
The weather here at this time of the year goes from hot to warm to cold to very humid & then starts all over again. A friend , who is a nurse tells me that the barometric pressure is the culprit. It changes daily here.
THERE IS AN OLD SAYING HERE IN ALABAMA, IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE WEATHER, WAIT ABOUT 15 MINUTES.
A DR. told me that there is very little fat, or muscle tissue directly over the TMJ's and that they are very sensitive to everything. I believe he was probably right, because now the heat in summer causes the nerves in my face to start burning.
SOMETIMES WHEN YOU THINK TMJD HAS COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER YOUR LIFE, YOU FIND OUT IT CAN FIGURE OUT SOMETHING ELSE TO MAKE YOU MISERABLE.
I saw from your message that you are in Sheffield. I am also in UK and would like to find a good TMJ specialist. Could you suggest something (I also posted on the forum a separate thread about TMJ treatment in UK).