I have tmj and been wearing a bottom splint for 2 years. My splint had worn a little so 4 weeks ago i got it heightened and it was higher than i have ever had it before.I felt a bit off for about a week and then i woke up with full on vertigo. I leaned over in bed to knock my alarm off and had full on spinning and when i tried to get up and move my head quick. I feel like i am on a boat all day and my head is awful and heavy. My left cheek felt swollen and when i looked in the mirror it was a little under my cheek. I have awful pressure in the left side of my head,left sided earache, neck and back pain, fatigue and generally don't feel myself.
Can anyone relate to any of these? Also does anyone think it's because my mouth splint is too high and needs lowered?
I keep thinking i have something serious going on because i can't believe all these can be with a splint being too high.
Since TMJ and ear are so close together, I think you should see a good ENT. Vertigo is often a sign of an inner ear problem. I have TMD (27 yrs) and Meniere's disease (3 yrs). Meniere's is usually episodic. The vertigo is completely debilitating, but there are some therapies that help.
Question: I had Jaw surgery 11 years ago and have felt horrible ever since, was told i have TMJ but the symptoms i have don't start with the jaw, Brain fogginess, dizziness, facial numbness, tiredness, plugged ears etc.. just wondering if anyone else has experienced any of these symptoms it's a 24 hours 7 days a week for the last 11 years for me and nothing seems to help or work, been to TMJ specialists, my jaw surgent, dr's, ENT's, chiroractors, physiotherapists had cat scans, xrays etc.. I'm completely fine they say.. just take advil cold and sinus. I'm getting super frustrated because it's been exactly 11 years since my surgery and i can't remember the last time i felt good. recently had some wires removed from my gums from my jaw surgery on the right hand side.. felt about 60% better for about a week and then i was treated for what they thought was a sinus infection, recently had the same symptoms and was told it wasn't anything.. looking at having all of the wires removed from my surgery but they are ceased behind bone so it would be a bigger surgery then what i had over the summer but none of my dr's feel it's necessary to have it done... so the big fight is on as soon as i can get a referral to see my jaw surgent. feels like i'm just being tossed around in the medical world.. very frustrating and i just want to feel good.
oh my i guess it can be from being too high. i've been wearing an orthotic for 7yrs and i guess you could call me sensitive but i have had that happen alot over 7 yrs. I wear my orthotic 24 hrs a day but my jaw shifts quite a bit and i have to drive 3 hrs away to get it adjusted, sometimes i have to go 3 times a week. I was doing pretty good for 2 yrs in physiotherapy where i get laser on my neck and my bite was holding good until i got rearended in a parking lot wow what a job i had to get back on track. I see a neuromuscular dentist who puts me on a k-7 machine to get my right bite. Just wondering if you had that done it's really good because it finds your most relaxed bite so if lets say it was too high my muscles would show my jaw not relaxed as it should be. but it is expensive so my dentist doesn't put me on it unless nothing else is working. hope this helps you and you feel better soon i know it's not fun thats for sure. I went on like your describing for 3 months awful.
maybe you should see a neuromuscular dentist. thats who i see and he doesn't treat me like i'm crazy like all the drs do. Also you might think i'm crazy but did the physiotherapy you went to have a laser? It's just red/infrared light and help me alot when it's put on the sternomastiod muscle in the neck. You wouldn't beleive the symptoms you can have from that muscle.check it out. Not sure if it would help you where you had surgery but maybe it would. When you feel like crap all the time it's worth trying anything and everything.hope you get some answers soon.