Hi, I have had TMJ for several years. Been to Dr's for brain Mri, cervical and tmj joints. All fine. They say I clench, well my teeth are pretty warn. I have severe headaches, shoulder pain, ear aches, now we are trying to figure out dizziness and swallowing problem. I have been to ENT, just had inner ear test that I am waiting for results. I have an appliance that I wear that does no good. I have just as bad of a headache and etc. I think the next step is a massage therapist and counseling for my stress. I have a wonderful life, great family, and all but the dr's say stress. I have a problem swallowing again after 7 years. I take zanaflex at night but only notice a little difference. I think the appliance 24 -
7 days a week is not good. I clench so much more with it in. I have constant pain all on my right side too. Now the muscles in my neck are being affected. Maybe if you figure it out you can give some pointers. Dr after Dr gets old, you know?
Originally Posted by tmart3
I have always had a mild case of TMJ, but I recently had a root canal about amonth ago. I have had constant pain in ear lower jaw, temple and base of neck- all on my right side. I grind my teeth at night and sometimes during the day. I have good days, where I can function and then I have really bad days. The last 2 days have been horrible. I have had a migraine like headache and constant pressure in my ear and severe pain and swelling in my jaw joint. The last 2 days I have not been able to get off the couch, I just lay there with aheating pad on my right side. The dentist prescribed soma(muscle relaxer) and I have taken vicodin(5-500 mg.) Yesterday I went in and had impression for nightguard made, I was having severe headache and muscle spasms in my jaw. My dentist prescribed me valium to help me sleep, it worked for about 4 hrs. Has anyone had similar problems? What did they do to help you? Is there any kinds of meds that will help? I have tried all kinds of otc pain relievers nothing helps. My head hurts soooo bad, it is a10+ on scale of pain.Please does anyone have any suggestions. I am desperate!!!