I liked your NONSENSE at the end of your post. Made me laugh. I can totally relate. I've heard that too. My first PT said the same thing- it always gets worse before it gets better- and I felt like simultaneously snarling and crying at the same time. Mine has gotten a lot worse since this started though. Blarg.
I don't hear thumping noises in my ears. If I were you, i'd tell the elephant that's walking around in your ears to vacate the premises immediately.
I totally sympathize with your friends not truly understanding how you feel or where you're coming from. My sister is constantly asking me, 'aren't you better yet?' it's enough to make me disown her.
Yeah, I don't know what to do about the whole bite thing, but I appreciate your advice. Until I either can't live with it anymore or I'm told something foul is happening with the joints themselves, I'd like to try and give my muscles a chance to correct my bite on their own. Geez, I hope that's possible soon. It's unnerving for your teeth to be off. Sets me on edge like crazy. No, I've never been a clenched or a grinder at night. My hubbie is, ironically. you can hear his teeth popping and grinding together off and on all night. I thought of the two of us, he'd be the one we'd eventually have to worry about with all this TMJ stuff. My TMJ saga began as a weird fluke. Yay...
You know what's bothering me, other than the obvious (pain, minimal opening, a diet of baby food, etc), is how drowsy my meds are making me. It's so hard to concentrate and stay alert. I feel zombish and mind-drowsy all the time. I work from home, but it's making work difficult.
Hey, mandolyn, one more question, do you think my jaw deviating to one side when I open it means my jaw is jacked up and askew? I was told this was all muscular, but then my jaw started tracking to the right when I open it. Now I'm worried my jaw might be tilted or something horrific.
Thanks! Hope your day has not been a crappy one!!
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