I also posted this in the "describe your symptoms" thread, but I would like some feedback if anyone has any thoughts on this.
I don't know yet if I have TMJ. Haven't been diagnosed with it but I'm suspecting it. Here's my problems, none of them are really that bad except the last one.
*Recent headaches-I usually NEVER get headaches
*Teeth clenched tightly when sleeping
*Slightly sore jaw
*Slight fullness in ears
*Slight ringing in ears
*Back teeth sort of sore
*Neck and shoulders tight with occasional twinges of pain
*New symptom today: When jaw is opened to fullest I hear a grinding noise (like pop rocks)
but the biggest problem so far...
*A lump feeling or clicking on one side of my throat which happens only when I am swallowing fairly often. Not when I eat food or drink, but only when I swallow dry or swallow saliva. It doesn't hurt per se, but it doesn't feel very comfortable either.