I was knocked out badly by a horse almost 2 months ago, and found out about TMJ through google.. After initially being most worried about my eye and neck (they were the most painful at the time), about 4 days after the accident I developed severe pain in my face, jaw and ears. I was hit on the right side of my face above my eye, but it is the left side of my jaw that has been the major problem. Also when I lie down and breathe through my nose there is a weird feeling, best way to describe it is like air bubbles high in my nose, definitely not normal..lol!
My dentist has checked my teeth and thought they looked ok..My jaw is still clicking out of place easily, although not unbearably painful, more of a tight/pressure feeling. I was naughty and didn't even go to the Dr for 2 weeks, he prescribed diazepam, anti-inflamms, and some nerve sedatives to help me sleep..
These did slightly help, enough to function, although I was still very tired alot and always felt dizzy and basically 'hungover'.. I finished taking my drugs about a week ago and I can feel that the symptoms are getting worse again, my jaw is clenching, my ears are swollen inside and the pressure on my head is pretty bad, although it seems to be a bit higher, more beside my eyes. My Dr doesn't seem overly concerned and hasn't suggested an x-ray or scan, but I am quite worried about the long term effects of all of this.. It's been suggested I go to a cranial osteo/chiropractor, just can't really afford it.
I have read a few threads on here, just after any more advice