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Re: Best over the counter remedies for TMJ pain

Re: Best over the counter remedies for TMJ pain

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Posted by Mezza on September 18, 2000 at 06:28:22:

In Reply to: Best over the counter remedies for TMJ pain posted by Mary on September 12, 2000 at 00:32:36:

: Hello fellow TMJ suffers,

: Like many of you I have been to multitudes of doctors over the years from early childhood when I had constant ear infections and sinus infections, to my 20's when I was diagnosed with meniere's, and now TMJ.

: I have looked into a TMJ dentist, but frankly I can't afford it, and my insurance doesn't cover it.

: My biggest problem associated with TMJ is chronic ear pain, I hate to say that, but at this point, I must call the pain chronic.

: Please.........If you have any over the counter medication suggestions, or any other suggestions that I might try to relieve the pain I would be greatly appreciative. From what I have read on the message board ibuprophen, and Aleve seem to be the choices.

: Thank-you
: Mary

Hey there fellow ear pain sufferer! You are the first I've found who like me suffers most in the ears. From what I've read this is not that classic for TMJ.

I use Paracetamol from half to max dose per day as this works best in a constant dose, and supplement with iboprofen plus voltaren, digesic or codeine when it gets bad. The best for me seems to be panadol with iboprofen and codeine. However ,I am concerned at taking so many drugs and I beleive the panadol is running me down.

A doctor did suggest a nose spray to clear out deep in the ear but I find it VERY useful to hold my nose and blow when I can feel pressure, sometimes several times in a row, as this can prevent the pain increasing.

Best of luck and let us know what works for your ear pain/tmj pain in the future.

Mezza




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