ENT thinks I have TMJ
This is my first post. Since June, I have had a lot of ear pain---which my GP diagnosed as fluid. Did OTC decongestants all summer, and the pain came and went. REALLY bad in September, when my GP said that my right ear drum was sucked in from all the fluid. I have been on three prescriptoin decongestants, and inhaler and amoxicillin and was finally referred to an ENT, who immediately looked in my ears, so NO fluid, and said I had TMJ. We're doing some other tests---one is a BSA? Brain Stem something or other---but he feels strongly he is seeing TMJ. Now, I have been under a lot of stress---and I do clench my jaw. What I'm wondering is how the ear pain goes away?
I was reading through some of the posts on other boards and it seems that there is a 50/50 chance my insurance will even cover this...I need to look into that!
But---I have no other symptoms EXCEPT my ears feeling clogged. Anyone out there with a similar experience? When and how did you find relief?
Thanks in advance