Hi Jill ~ Thank you for the reply. Well, I am definitely pregnant. I got a positive HPT and blood test late last week.
All I know about the appliance is that it's a lower hard splint. He wants me to be in active treatment for 3 months. I'm seeing Dr. Michael Baylin in Pikesville, Md. From what I hear, he is good and has helped many people.
I am still very new to all of the terms of TMJ. All I can tell you is that his office and/or title is "integrative dentistry." He believes in healing the whole body, not just the jaw muscles themselves. Obviously TMJ does not just affect the head - there are plenty of days I feel pain in my shoulders, right down to my knees.
Anyway, you know this, so I won't be redundant. I have noticed that in the past week, I have felt relatively pain-free. I have heard that sometimes these kinds of things go into a period of remission. I am praying hard that this is the case, because I know I can no longer continue on my daily diet of advil.
I joined a gym a couple of months ago, and I do feel better after working out. I plan on continuing.
Wish me luck!