| | Reynolds " " on TMJ
I read about Burt Reynolds having TMJ in an earlier post, I did a search and found this " " he gave on it...
Burt Reynolds was hit on the jaw. He didn't work for three years. His weight dropped to 140 pounds. He had was TMJ dysfunction. Here is how Mr. Reynolds described his problem. "When your jaw, your bite, goes off, your equilibrium goes off, too. You're in a kind of brain pain that comes up and whips your eyeballs out. Then the nausea starts. It is like being seasick all the time. You throw up, can't lie down, and can't take any light. If the phone rang, I'd fall on the floor with a pillow over my head because of the pain. I had tubes in my ears and I didn't eat, just drank soup. I kept getting thinner and thinner. It was scary. I got real carved cheekbones. Friends suggested I see a psychiatrist."
"There are thousands of dentists who don't know how to treat it. I saw 13 of them. Finally, I found a guy in Florida and spent weeks.......... Asked when he finally decided to take control of life again, he said, "The moment I woke up and was no longer nauseated."