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Old 11-13-2011, 11:28 AM   #16
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Anyone have TMJ and Stomach Motility Disorders?

Hi! I do most truly, I had two molars removed in ten minutes, last November. Things got very bad for me with facial pain, moved down my neck and throat to my stomach. Loss of hunger, weight loss, trouble swallowing, jaw crackles, headaches sinus issues etc, including bowels, eye socket and general temple pains...... I was so worried last night.

I am calling my doctor monday to see what treatment is done to alleviate the pressure. I have no insurance for them to fix my dental issues, but perhaps therapy of this nerve will help a lot with symptoms keep our chins up folks!

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Old 11-13-2011, 11:31 AM   #17
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Re: Anyone have TMJ and Stomach Motility Disorders?

I have been using my Wii fit, it helps some. Not much. Also lay with a rolled towel under my neck and stretch, sometimess that helps for short periods.

Old 04-05-2012, 03:52 PM   #18
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Re: Anyone have TMJ and Stomach Motility Disorders?

I know this is kind of an old thread, but I wanted to follow up on how you are all doing with regards to your TMJ and stomach issues.

Long story short, the past year I battled what I thought was GERD...then LPR....and now TMJ. The weird thing is I don't get the typical headaches and clicks from TMJ. My symptoms are a burning sensation in my stomach and mouth and lips. I had nissen fundo which helped little. My dentist told me I had TMJ and it may be related to what I am going through.

Most people with LPR do not get relief from ppi's or even surgery. I think it is a misunderstood illness by many doctors that have us patients looking on forums and elsewhere for answers.

I am going to go under splint treatment to get my bite in the correct position next week. I hope that with this new bite, something improves. I will keep you updated.

Please let me know how you are all doing. thanks.


Old 07-04-2012, 07:07 AM   #19
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Re: Anyone have TMJ and Stomach Motility Disorders?

Hi, all! I'm a newbie to this board and this old thread came up in my Google search and again, I was shocked.

I have TMJ, but I too also have Gastroparesis, which is an autonomic disfunction of the Vagus Nerve, which causes the stomach not to digest food properly. It goes hand in hand with my many autoimmune diseases, Rheumatoid Arthritis probably being the worst of that bunch. I also have other issues with the vagus nerve that cause dizziness, vertigo and near fainting spells and nausea with the right triggers.

The reason I'm posting on this old thread is that I was just shocked to hear of a connection to my TMJ and the motility issues. I shouldn't be, as every year I discover how connected all of my health issues really are (my Rheumatologist was not surprised at all to hear of my recent dx with Gastroparesis, as she said that and autonomic issues are very common with autoimmune disease).

The reason I was Googling today was because in the past year and a half I have been having tension/migraine headaches that won't quit. Today, I am on day 4 of one - ugh! I think grinding my teeth at night triggers tension in my neck, shoulders and jaw, which then triggers the migraine, which causes pain and nausea that take me out for days at a time (not easy with young kiddos)! I had never heard of the correlation with the Vagus nerve in all of this, so I am thankful for this thread and will be taking the info on to my Rheumatologist and then on to the Neurologist that I have been meaning to see for the last year! I just wish there was a doc who could put together a comprehensive treatment plan, since I have so many issues and many are probably intertwined. Specialists are great, but they are just that - so specialized that they can't treat you as a whole person and General physicians are just that - so general that they can't know enough about every system of the body to put it all together. So, I have a football team of doctors and I'm the only one to know the whole picture because they don't have the time (or the insurance company won't let them have time) to sit down and get the big picture ! Ugh!

Anyway, sorry to go on and on. I just thought it was an interesting connection that the original poster made and I'm thankful!


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Re: Anyone have TMJ and Stomach Motility Disorders?

Hi. Welcome to the HealthBoards. There is now a TMJ board which is fairly active which may give you some very interesting conversations.

I too have TMJD. I also have extremely severe acid reflux which I eventually had to have surgery for. Due to my digestive issues, I'm on PPI's pretty much for life. My motility is ok, but I still have some GI issues.

I actually have joint hypermobility which contributed to my TMJD.

I have some blood tests that are way off and many symptoms that appear to be autoimmune related, but I'm "too healthy" without enough symptoms for any one diagnoses when I'm flaring up so I'm in the "wait and see" mode for that. I absolutely believe I have an underlying autoimmune issue. I too have gone from one specialist to another.

I wish you well in finding your answers. I'm now into Phase II of my TMJD treatment and my TMJ symptoms have significantly decreased from where they used to be. I hope you find strategies that help you.
Asthma, Allergies, Dry Eye, severe LPR/GERD, TMJD, Hearing Loss, Ulnar Impaction Syndrome, Shoulder Impingement, Ankle ligament repair, arthritis, Joint Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder

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