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Old 05-15-2005, 02:05 PM   #1
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Thanks for your encouragement. I feel so alone and that my husband really doesn't understand how dibilitating this can be. I have had several mouth guards and grinded right through them. I have had an MRI done and both of the discs are perforated. My oral surgeon said that he would not do any kind of envasive surgery unless I tolerated the arthocentesis well. While I am asleep, he is going to do impressions and make an acrylic mouth piece. He said I would not grind through that one. I am taking ambian and skelaxen to sleep. Does anyone have any other advise regarding the combination of drugs that works for them?


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Old 05-20-2005, 10:27 AM   #2
Katie G
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Hi Dixie. I don't have any advice about medications, but I feel your pain. I don't think anyone outside of this board can truly understand TMD and what we bear unless they have suffered it too.

It feels so good to be supported here on this board.

For my flare-ups, I take Flexaril for the muscles, and 800 mg Ibuprofen for joint pain. I also ground through 4 of my splints and they were acrylic. I wore an upper splint 24/7 and it wasn't until my jaw was in maximal position that I stopped grinding through them.

Good luck to you and keep us posted,
Katie G

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