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Old 11-05-2007, 06:01 PM   #1
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Why does my TMJ flar up more when seasons or weather change?

I am woundering when ever the season changes or weather changes my TMJ brothers me alot more. Why is this?

 
Old 11-05-2007, 08:25 PM   #2
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Re: Why does my TMJ flar up more when seasons or weather change?

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I am woundering when ever the season changes or weather changes my TMJ brothers me alot more. Why is this?
Mine does the same especially when it is cold. Kinda like arthritus however, you spell it. If outside very long in the cold I will bite down clench alot worse which, makes my t.m.j. worse. horrible, NOT GOOD!!!

 
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Old 11-06-2007, 03:31 AM   #3
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Re: Why does my TMJ flar up more when seasons or weather change?

Since mine is mostly muscular, I was told to avoid wind on the neck and keep the head and neck covered when cold. Problem is sometimes a tight head wrap will also aggravate the TMJ.

 
Old 11-06-2007, 01:57 PM   #4
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Re: Why does my TMJ flar up more when seasons or weather change?

Same here - I don't experience flareups per se, I just seem more sensitive to climate changes in that excessive heat will increase nausea and cold will make me tense my shoulders, neck and jaw muscles so I always wear loose scarves to cover up - but like the previous poster - anything tight around my head or neck like jewlery or turtleneck sweaters will cause my muscles to spasm as well.

 
Old 11-07-2007, 07:11 AM   #5
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Re: Why does my TMJ flar up more when seasons or weather change?

For me its the same.. when the weather changes I seem to also feel the changes. When its cold its like thelma-loiuse I seem to tense up therefore i get muscle cramps in my face. I am also very sensitive to suit / jackets.. In general I try to protect my face and neck form the cold, the wind and to humidity

 
Old 11-07-2007, 07:50 AM   #6
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Re: Why does my TMJ flar up more when seasons or weather change?

Same for me, even though I have been in pain management for close to 3 years, when the weather changes I have horrible flare ups, especially now, when it turns cold and windy.

It is like any joint my dentist said, when they are damaged they really respond to weather and stresses.

Karen

 
Old 11-07-2007, 12:32 PM   #7
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Re: Why does my TMJ flar up more when seasons or weather change?

I come from an area where it rains alot and I can predict the weather changes better than the meterologists. Worse headaches, dizziness and severe jaw pain. I heard it had to do with barometric pressure. Sunny days are best here. Any input would be helpful. Thanks

 
Old 11-12-2007, 02:30 AM   #8
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Re: Why does my TMJ flar up more when seasons or weather change?

I'm noticing now the weather has gone cold over hear that I'm hunching my shoulders more that has a knock on effect and my neck starts to pull then my face becomes stiff tied and achy i used the sun bed to unravel me heating on full blast plenty of hot baths and my good old thermal vests have come out not very sexy i know lol

 
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