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Old 07-27-2006, 11:00 AM   #1
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Question TMJ Dizziness

I was wonding if anyone could tell me what their tmj dizziness feels like? Is it a floating swaying side to side sensation heavy drunk head feeling or a spinning vertigo feeling? Thanks in advance! Boxerlover

 
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Old 07-27-2006, 11:43 AM   #2
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Re: TMJ Dizziness

It is so hard to explain....I get just an out of it feeling. Not a spinning sensation but just a strange lightheaded/faint feeling. It can last for a second or two or come and go all day long.

 
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Thank you so much for your reply! I am trying to figure out if these symptoms I am having could be tmj related. I was told a few years ago that I had tmj and my symptoms lately have been horriable. They are as followed:
Tension type headaches, constant pressure feeling in my head like a ton of bricks are sitting on my head or a tight band around my head, pressure behind my eyes that make it difficult to focus/function, my eyes always feel tired, dry burning as if I haven't slept in days. If I close my eyes and look up I could feel the pressure in my eyes, at times it effects my vision as if my vision gets jumpy. Feeling disconnected from myself, dreamlike everything seems off Dizziness/Lightheaded this is my main complaint, I feel like I am on a boat swaying/motion sensation, sometimes it feels as if I am falling to the side or a dropping sensation the kind you get in an elevator. Best way to describe it..
seems to be worse when standing, sitting or walking, and subsides if I lay down. My head always feels out of it, like I am drinking all day when not!
My ears have pressure and fullness with some deep sharp pains now and then, A crackling sound that feels like I have a bad radio station connection, This is made worse or brought on with yawning, speaking, swallowing and loud noises, yelling, etc. My jaw has a popping, cracking sound directly in the jaw bone close to where your jaw and ear meet. Eating foods that are hard make this symptom worse among yawns that are big!
My neck and shoulders are always sore, I notice if I lean my neck back and move my head side to side there is a horriable cracking popping sound that comes from the base of my neck, my trigger points are painful.
I wake up everymorning feeling like I was hit by a truck, tired, jaw tightness, fullness and soreness in ears, swollen eye lids, pain in head around temples, lightheaded.. And on top of it all I have anxiety which I bet is no Big surprise. I guess my main question is does this all sound tmj related? I mean I know tmj can mimic other illnesses and visa versa but could these symptoms really be tmj caused or perhaps I should be looking into an inner ear disorder? I know tmj could be related to dizziness along with 1000 other illness. But I am wondering if the dizziness/off balance thing for me could be related to the jaw, it's not so much a spinning feeling more of a off balance swaying falling sensation . Any advice would be greatly appreciated and I thank you in advance. Sorry my post is so long but lately it seems like my symptom list is endless! Boxerlover

 
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Old 07-27-2006, 01:08 PM   #4
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Question TMJ Related?

I am trying to figure out if these symptoms I am having could be tmj related. I was told a few years ago that I had tmj and my symptoms lately have been horriable. They are as followed:
Tension type headaches, constant pressure feeling in my head like a ton of bricks are sitting on my head or a tight band around my head, pressure behind my eyes that make it difficult to focus/function, my eyes always feel tired, dry burning as if I haven't slept in days. If I close my eyes and look up I could feel the pressure in my eyes, at times it effects my vision as if my vision gets jumpy. Feeling disconnected from myself, dreamlike everything seems off Dizziness/Lightheaded this is my main complaint, I feel like I am on a boat swaying/motion sensation, sometimes it feels as if I am falling to the side or a dropping sensation the kind you get in an elevator. Best way to describe it..
seems to be worse when standing, sitting or walking, and subsides if I lay down. My head always feels out of it, like I am drinking all day when not!
My ears have pressure and fullness with some deep sharp pains now and then, A crackling sound that feels like I have a bad radio station connection, This is made worse or brought on with yawning, speaking, swallowing and loud noises, yelling, etc. My jaw has a popping, cracking sound directly in the jaw bone close to where your jaw and ear meet. Eating foods that are hard make this symptom worse among yawns that are big!
My neck and shoulders are always sore, I notice if I lean my neck back and move my head side to side there is a horriable cracking popping sound that comes from the base of my neck, my trigger points are painful.
I wake up everymorning feeling like I was hit by a truck, tired, jaw tightness, fullness and soreness in ears, swollen eye lids, pain in head around temples, lightheaded.. And on top of it all I have anxiety which I bet is no Big surprise. I guess my main question is does this all sound tmj related? I mean I know tmj can mimic other illnesses and visa versa but could these symptoms really be tmj caused or perhaps I should be looking into an inner ear disorder? I know tmj could be related to dizziness along with 1000 other illness. But I am wondering if the dizziness/off balance thing for me could be related to the jaw, it's not so much a spinning feeling more of a off balance swaying falling sensation . Any advice would be greatly appreciated and I thank you in advance. Sorry my post is so long but lately it seems like my symptom list is endless! Boxerlover

 
Old 07-27-2006, 07:44 PM   #5
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Re: TMJ Dizziness

I have been feeling dizzy all day. I can't really explain it, not room spinning dizzy, or like I'm gonna faint dizzy. Kinda just off, maybe. I don't actually swoon from it, it just feels like my head is swimmy. I never had this until my TMJ started getting worse. All the best for you....Amy

 
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Old 07-27-2006, 09:36 PM   #6
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Re: TMJ Dizziness

I have TMJ too--found out last year I had Multiple Sclerosis too, plus low thyroid since the early 90s. All of the above can cause this, and my neurologist mentioned that the most common cause is muscular referral, which causes a domino-like sensation all over the head, since the muscles are all connected from the neck up.

It causes delayed reflex, and is so distracting I can't think straight. She Rxed arthritis med and Valium, as the V works on the inner ear and the other med reduces inflammation which is also involved.

I posted this on the thyroid board because so many over there are having the same thing. I like to start simple and see if this works--but too dizzy today to drive to ********'s and get the meds! lol

 
Old 07-28-2006, 08:26 AM   #7
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Re: TMJ Dizziness

boxerlover227~was just checking the TMJ posts this a.m. because I am AGAIN having a bad, bad day with the dizziness. Last night just hurt all over, had eaten an ear of fresh corn and sandwich for evening meal so KNOW I opened my mouth wider then it wants to go. Have a tens unit that I can use (has like a slight shocking effect) the chiropractor recommeded it, then put heat on but this a.m. was back in break room and started to eat a piece of toast and MAN, had a wave of dizziness, which always freaks me out, followed by the goofy vision thing. Now at computer and neck, back are hurting. I KNOW the joint in my jaw is SHOT but when I feel bad, always am thinking it's another horrible disease. Get so sick of myself and where I let my mind go ! TMJ is painful enough and with all the pain it can cause ALL over your body it eventually works on the mind.THinking of all of you dealing with this.

 
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Re: TMJ Dizziness

Thank you ALL for taking the time to reply to my post on my "TMJ Dizziness"
This actually has been a problem with me for some time now. I am just trying to sort through all my symptoms and see what each of them may or may not be realated to. I was Diagnosed a few years ago with Lyme Disease, when my"symptoms" first appeared I was struck with flu like symptoms, horriable vertigo, headache like no other, rapid heart rate.. The list goes on. I felt as If I was going to die. I was treated for this diagnosis for 1 1/2 years with doxycyclin. At that time I had all kinds of blood test, neuro exams, ENT, cardio test, etc..Lots of money spent. I was told my Lyme had went into remission and I should be feeling better. Days,weeks, months, and years have past and I still felt this horriable vertigo/dizziness, headaches, and all the rest of these wonderful symptoms I posted in my previous post called "TMJ RELATED". I have returned to the Doctor several times over the years complaining of all these symptoms and My Doctor said it was all stress related, and that I shouldn't be experiencing any symptoms directly linked to the lyme..I was prescribed xanax .25mg which help subside the
anxiety I was experiencing, and the vertigo calmed down a bit, but not
enough to say it was fully gone.. I think I was more sedated and just didn't
notice it as much.
I settled for these answers not happily. I tried returning to a normal life, with struggles here and there, maninly the headaches and Vertigo, and anxiety were my struggles. I was then told I had a tmj problem and this was something that could be causing alot of the symptoms I was experiencing, I didn't think much of this being that my Jaw at that time wasn't giving me much trouble besides for occasional clicks and cracks now and then. SO here I am a few years later, only my symptoms have progressed, and my jaw makes horriable clunking/clicking sounds with any jaw movement, my headaches are worse then ever, my vertigo is out of control and my anxiety due to the "unknown" Is driving me insane.. I know I clench and grind my teeth, I know I make my dizziness worse with panic and stress, but I also know my body and feel there are more to these symptoms then just stress!
I started to research on my own time to see if this could all be possiably tmj related, before spending hundreds of dollars on appliances and things that may not even be the direct problem. So I figured the best place to start would be to get some feed back from others who may or may not be going through the same! I thought perhaps tmj or an inner ear disorder so I posted my symptoms and story on both boards to see what kind of feed back I would get, to be honest I think I have both!!
I will end my message for today with a thank you again for taking the time to be so kind and read my story and offer your advice.. my prayers and thoughts are with you all!! I will keep you updated if I find my answers!! Boxerlover

 
Old 08-02-2006, 02:59 PM   #9
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Re: TMJ Dizziness

boxer,
i have just recently been diagnosed with TMJ (last month!) and all of the symptoms you list are things i have been experiencing. for nearly five months i was in and out of different doctors, and given no answers. frustrating, frightening, and has made me skeptical of the knowledge doctors are supposed to have!! i had a particularly horrible visit with an ENT, who barely looked in my ears, barely gave me a chance to explain my ailments, named "allergies" as the cause of my problems, shoved some nasal spray at me, then billed me $100. not to discourage you from visiting a doctor if you haven't yet already... its important that you do figure out what, exactly, is causing you discomfort... but i suggest doing some careful research into doctors who specialize in TMJ disorders, in order to avoid disappointment, further frustration, and spending valuable $$$ on pointless doctor's visits!!!
I sympathize with you, but want to give you some reassurance that there are other people out there who are experiencing THE SAME THING AS YOU. Unfortunately, stress and anxiety aggrivate this disorder---as with stress and anxiety, you are more prone to clenching your teeth, grinding your teeth at night, and unconsciously tightening your jaw muscles, causing the joint to be aggrivated.
Before I was diagnosed with TMJ, my friends began to think that i was becoming a hypochondriac; my family thought all of my symptoms were simply due to stress at my job (I work at a lawfirm--not exactly a laid back environment!!!); I'm sure stress aggrivated it (like I said), but I knew deep down there had to be an underlying cause for everything.
I was suddenly experiencing symptoms unlike anything i had experienced before: dizziness (basically a sensation of everything falling slightly downward to the right, like I got off a tire swing), ringing in my ears when i laid down at night (with a small amount of pain), a dull ache as if i were recovering from someone hitting me over the head and in the back of my head with something. i have some difficulty swallowing; it almost feels like it clicks. and i have a sore throat on most days, but no infection. sore neck and upper back, temples are tender to the touch (but temple massages seem to feel great!!).
I dunno... I guess I just want to assure you that chances are, you're ok. You seem to have a large amount of anxiety (granted the descriptive nature of your symptoms), which I am sure is contributing to the problem.
Some advice: avoid gum!! and be aware of what your jaw is doing at any given point in time (are you clenching it at your desk? or if you're exercising?). make time for yourself to relax---try pilates. long walks. seriously, this sounds lame, but my symptoms are finally dicipating, and i'm starting to feel like myself again.
If it's TMJ, it may be as simple as obtaining a nightguard from a TMJ doctor, so that when you're asleep, your jaw muscles have time to relax and heal. I've been sleeping with a nightguard for a month and my headaches seem to be going away... and if i do get a headache, its about 1/10th of the severity it once was---a very positive sign!!!
GOOD LUCK!!!

 
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Hi a99lioness
I can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your tmj expereince with me. Your reply to my post was exactly what I needed to hear. (Someone who feels or felt as horriable as me and it wasn't all in your head!) Not to mention most important that you found relief. I am positive all my symptoms are all tmj related, I do notice gum is a no no After a few minutes of chewing I notice my jaw becomes very sore. Your tire swing
dizziness I couldn't have said it better myself. I know I grind and clench in my sleep this has actually awaken me several times. I used to sit at a desk for many years before becoming a mom, and you are right I always clenched there too expecially when I was under pressure with my work load and all. Now being a mom my work load has become even more stressful and I do still clench all day long, I often catch myself doing this! I am going to try some of your suggestions, My daughter I am sure will enjoy the long walks! My next step is trying to find a good tmj doctor in my area. I am told they are hard to find, at least the one's that don't want to take your bank account and run
are.. I am thinking positive now after reading your reply and I only hope I could find the same relief to my symptoms as you perhaps a night guard could benefit me as well. Thank you again your insight it was greatly appreciated!
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Old 08-13-2006, 04:59 PM   #11
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I am having all the same symptoms as you. Mine started last October after one year in braces to straighten my teeth. I have been to my family doctor, ENT and TMJ specialist. I am currently wearing a splint and just saw a neurologist to make sure everthing is okay that way. I was not diagnosed with actual TMJ as the joint itself is okay but all the muscles surrounding it are in spasm. Were you able to get a diagnosis yet?

 
Old 08-21-2006, 10:49 PM   #12
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Re: TMJ Dizziness

So, how do you get rid of it?? Which muscle is causing it, I can take the jaw pain, if only my ears would feel better.

 
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