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Old 09-05-2003, 08:49 PM   #1
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Post Sept 15th...

That's the day I get my Orthotic.

I told Doctor Rawson yesterday that I am NOT 100% confident that TMJ is my problem. He told me that their is no 100% guarantee, but the fact that I have seen like 4 - 6 ENT's amd nothing has been found, my XRAY's tell him that TMJD is a worthwhile diagnosis.

He hasn't got my MRI results yet, but I guess I will go ahead with the Orthotic. He seems pretty confident that this will help me out... he keeps promising to fix me up, yet says that it's NOt 100% guarantee... I am a bit confused.

TMJD ear problems are often described as being in ONE ear. My right ear is definetly that ear, however I also suffer from problems with my right ear as well (pressure equalization off, popping and clicking)

September 15th I get my orthotic that I wear ALL THE TIME, as well as something I put in my mouth at night to hold the jaw in place.

Does it make sense that I can crank the music in the car with my "jaw pushed forward" and held into place and I don't seem to get the fullness pain. When I release and go back to my natuaral placemnent and I get the fullness and pain from the same volume of music.. it gives me a bit of condifdence.

Keyword: A BIT.

I am still very, very doubtful that this is a TMJ problem. I get all my pain after a few concerts I went to.. and BOTH ears pop and have pressure and reactions to sound.. just that the right is the worst.

Please god... let it stop. I know people here are worse off, but I want to get back to my regular life now.

I feel like I am on pause right now.
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Old 09-06-2003, 06:25 AM   #2
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i know what you mean about feeling like you're on pause. life seems to stand still while you visit doctors, contemplate what they said, peruse the internet for info, and think and think and think about your problem.

one thing that amazed me was that on labour day weekend [last weekend], i went back-country camping with my bf on an island across from killarney in northern ontario.. it was "real" camping with the threat of bears, literally no people around, and an island to ourselves.

before the trip, i was absolutely terrified that my body [and i] would ruin the trip for my bf. i was positive that my pain would be horrendous because of the "improper" environment.

*however*, my pain was significantly reduced.. honestly, i felt great out there.. i was incredibly relaxed and happy even [which is quite the accomplishment, since im quite sad most of the time]. sure i had my moments of pain, but most of the time, i felt wonderful.

going camping was a cleansing and almost spiritual experience.. i wasnt bombarded with my problem.. i barely thought about it up there.

anyway, what im trying to get at is that now i realize how important sometimes it is to not think and dwell over our problem with TMJD. it pays to have a relaxing time somewhere/anywhere, and, at times, to try to forget what's wrong with you.

take care and i know how you feel. things *are* going to get better

- saaraah.

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Old 09-06-2003, 06:50 AM   #3
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HOLY SPELLING!!!

I must apologize, but I had just gotten back from a long day of golfing and drinking on the patio at Boston Pizza with some co-workers. I was a bit "happy" and oh my god.. what a horribly spelt message I posted.

When you drink, do you guys get LOUD Tinnitus? Everytime I get "happy", my ears ROAR with tinnitus. I read on a few sites that it's actually common.
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Old 09-06-2003, 09:25 AM   #4
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Jamie,

Can you tell me who ordered your jaw MRI? Was it your dentist or your family physician? The reason I'm asking is because I've been trying to get an MRI for months, and it's been like pulling teeth!
You and I are in the same geographical area, and yet you've been in for an MRI, and I still haven't gotten a referral. Also, can you tell me where you went for the MRI? Was it the Hamilton General?
Thanks for any info.

Crystal

 
Old 09-06-2003, 09:55 AM   #5
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My MRI was ordered by Dr. Stone in Brantford, who is the WORST dentist EVER! He has been sued so many times, and has complaints filed against him.

Of course, I was unaware of this and my family dentist gave me the referral to him. I TRUSTED my dentist, but it turns out the my dentist owns the building that Dr. Stone is in... when I asked for the best, I got his best tenant!

Dr. Stone was VERY rude, and VERY unprofessional! I know more about TMJD then he does, and that's a fact.

Maybe you want to try him to get an MRI out of him, but please don't use him as your primary TMJ care person.

I filed a complaint about him, and I will never go to him again. Dr. Rawson would have ordered an MRI as well I am sure.. but he already knew I was booked.

Good Luck...
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Old 09-06-2003, 10:23 AM   #6
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Jamie i am kind-of in the same situation as you. I have a bunch of ear problems and that's when my GP diagnosed me with TMJ. He told me to get a splint which I have still not gotten. My right ear is the worst one, but my left jaw is the TMJ side. Recently my right jaw cracked and got really hot and sore. I have no idea why this happened but it did and it hurt. Since then I will get a sensation that the right side of my jaw will get locked. I have no idea what is wrong. I need to find a TMJ dentist!!! It is very bad that people with TMJ often can't get the help they need. I find it very annoying and discouraging. I hope to someday have a TMJ dentist. I know what you feel Jamie and I also didn't think I really had TMJ until this last year, all the symptoms were clear. I hope you feel better and all goes well with your orthotic! Bye~

 
Old 09-06-2003, 07:18 PM   #7
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Jamie,

I TOTALLY agree with you about Dr. Stone! But I had no idea he was so unpopular with others. Every doctor and dentist within a 50 km radius seems to refer their TMJ patients to him.
I saw him a few years ago when my problems first started. He sent me for physiotherapy then told me I was fine and put my file in permanent storage.
When my TMJD flared up again 2 years ago I went back to him. He was unbelievably rude and condescending. He refered me to an ENT here in Brantford, and between the two of them they almost had me convinced that I was crazy. They both sent letters to my primary physician suggesting that my problem was anxiety, NOT TMJD.
Needless to say, I won't be going back to him. I also complained to my dentist and requested that he take Dr. Stone of his referral list.
I wonder if I'm starting to get the run-around, because my TMJ specialist told me that he couldn't send me for an MRI, that my doctor had to do the referral. And my doctor's office is taking their dear sweet time...

Oh well. Thanks for the info.

Crystal

 
Old 09-06-2003, 07:28 PM   #8
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Crystal,

See Doctor Rawson and tell him that I refered you from the website.. he thinks it's cool that we all sit on here and chat. He loves it.

Call and tell him you want to see him (he's in London) but you also want an MRI done to be 100% confident in the diagnosis.. Please go see him for at least a visit. He's AWESOME!!!

He can be found online, just do a search for Forrest City Dental in London, Ontario. You'll find Dr. Rawson.

Do yourself the favor... he LOVES when you bring your own notes and research!
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