I've been telling my doctors for about 3 years that there is something wrong with my ears.. They would check them say they are fine and send me on my way. On Saturday my ulcer was acting up and my right ear was just killing me I couldn't touch any part of the right side of my face. So again looked at my ears.. nothing was wrong. /sigh But then he started poking around at the muscles and area behind my ears near my jaw. I nearly slapped him! So he decided to get more tests done, Im sure you've all been through them. Anyway so they came to the conclusion that I have TMJ (you knew that though ) They got me a mouth guard and some anti-inflamitories and sent me on my way. They pills make me sick and the mouth guard doesn't fit in my mouth
So in my opinion Im not being treated at all. I just moved so I don't yet have a family doctor or a dentist, but I plan to look up a few and ask them if they have patients with this and how they helped them and so on. I refuse to have surgery so I will just have to figure out the best ways to help me. I seem to relax the most when my husband rubs my right hand and wrist. Now onto one or two questions.
Q: Does eating differently help you ease the pain, like change of diet or just eating smaller portions cause of the chewing?
Q: Along with the other question for easing symptoms what kind of excersise (sp?) helps most people, I know everyone is different but on these boards have you found a common one that helps more people then not?
I plan to start a post on the last question but I'd like to wait a little bit
Thank you all for letting me into your little hurt family :P