I'm new, may be able to help
Hi, I'm new to the boards and here is my story. I've had tmj for the last 6 years or more and didn't relize exactly what I had until about a year ago. I am 22 now. The first thing I did was see a tmj specialist and he gave me a splint to wear which took away the constant headaches and pain and nausea. I wore it for 4 months and just stopped wearing it a month ago. But I still felt really depressed and ill in many ways. I was going through constant suicidal thoughts everyday. I figured, well, what has caused my tmj? I researched bad posture figured that that was it but then again what causes bad posture. I came to the conclusion that my open mouth breathing was causing my bad posture and tmj. Then I found that I open mouth breathe because I have a limited breathing room in my nasal cavity. There are many causes of this like allergies, obstructions, broken nose, sinus infections, food allergies and so on. I found that I have sinus infections. I went to the store and got some saline and it cleared out my sinuses and my depression and pain went away. Since then my health has improved greately. Now what causes sinus infections. Probably many things but my problem was built up bacteria in my sinus cavity that built up severely over time which gave me a constant sore throat or tingling sensation in my throat and pressure on my forehead. Also a poor immune system may cause sinus infections. I had heard of a natural solution to fatigue and the immune system and over 650 diseases called colloidal silver but had never tried it. It turns out that this is a natural antibiotic. It kills viral infection, bacteria and fungus in your body. I've taking that for the last two days and this has been the solution for me so far. Since taking it I have felt just overall improvement in my health and the main difference is that the poping of my jaw has decreased. I greately suggest trying it. You can find it at most health food stores. It's about $8 an ounce. I am going to continue to take it for a week and I will keep posting if there are more improvements.
By the way when I asked my doctor about what cause tmj he just said, "Lets just say it got broken or injured along the way". We have to know exactly what causes it in order to treat it. I've found that most physcians don't cover what they should cover. I would suggest seeing a natural doctor.