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Board: Cancer: Rectal & Anal 01-05-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,794
Posted By Thelma-Louise
recent rectal cancer dx - NOM? anyone?

I am asking for a friend who was recently diagnosed with stage III rectal cancer. Has anyone tried the NOM (nonoperative management) treatment advocated by sloan kettering and only treated their...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 01-01-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,234
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: NM/GNM - LVI, ICCMO and GNM did not work for me.

that's a good post, I am on ** too so I see the constant battle of drs with patients and themselves as well, and the protocols they push. I appreciate your honesty about your experience, wish you...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 06-18-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,318
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Questions about Bioesthetics/Splint

I went to a bioesthetic dentist, the teeth made were very nice but in terms of understanding and correcting bite imbalances there are other disciplines that have more measurable and controlled...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 10-18-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,557
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: TMJ & 'Derealization'

I totally agree. Although I have never used the term unrealization and have never seen it discussed on this forum either, I often describe it as being disconnected from myself. It definitely...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 10-17-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,352
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Need info on these NYC TMJ docs: Syrop, Israel, Gelb

I was wondering how you made out. Which one did you end up going to see? I was given the name of Steven Syrop many years ago but never went to see him. I did see Dr Gelb although he wasn't much help...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 02-14-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,164
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Uneven bite -> shouldn't the splint be "uneven" too?

I am doing about the same, thanks. Many of my non-dental symptoms have responded reasonably well to treatment by a chiro that uses AK and specializes in cranio-facial problems whom I have been seeing...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 01-16-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,164
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Uneven bite -> shouldn't the splint be "uneven" too?

I would call and ask to see the dr before the 2 mos wait is up and directly discuss this with him; if he is not aware that the splint is not correcting the bite imbalance he can not adjust it; he may...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 01-15-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,164
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Uneven bite -> shouldn't the splint be "uneven" too?

Are you questioning the flatness of the surface of the splint or the fact that both sides of the splint have the same thickness - I am assuming you mean that both sides seem to be the same height or...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 10-01-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,585
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Bite adjustment and TMJ pain

Please don't let another dentist do any more equilibration or filing of your teeth - I did the same thing several years ago and this made what was probably a simple problem at the time become more...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 02-21-2011, 12:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,743
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Neck sensation of fullness. Please help me. Newbie here.

Hi Gart - welcome to the HBs!

Its interesting that you seem to get relief or a change in sensation when taking a high doseage of B complex - based on that alone I would recommend a full neuro...
Board: Dental Health 02-07-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 40,084
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Excessive gum bleeding around crown....

Was the dentist who checked the root canal an endondontist? - if not I would go to one and have him evaluate the tooth - it can be a deep seated infection at the very tip of the root which can...
Board: Dental Health 02-07-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,367
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: 2 Front Teeth knocked out, and one Loose

Sorry about the mis-hap. The chances are very good if not excellent that the teeth with re-intergrate given some time and some TLC - no heavy chewing or direct contact such as using straws or biting...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 02-07-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,025
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Any UK people, please help?

There are several HB members here from the UK that might be able to help you find someone, there is also a thread somewhere on this forum specifically for those of the UK and I will check with some...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 12-19-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,850
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: My skull is splitting along the creases

I have had the cranial issues you are describing and although I have not had much luck with dentists treating my tmj symtoms and bite and jaw issues I was able to find a cranial chiro who has greatly...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 10-29-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,096
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Any one else have nausea and vomiting with tmj ?

When my tmj first started I had chronic nausea and frequent projectile vomitting - I also had bulging on c5, 6 and 7 and a rotated c1 and c2. I was told the nausea was caused by the cervical problems...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 09-11-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,253
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Pain in upper jaw, clenching, help!

But did you mention to your dentist that your bite felt like it changed when the bridge was recemented? A change in bite can create a host of muscular tmj symptoms especially when the bite is...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 09-11-2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,915
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Grinding and TMJ

My clenching started after replacement of pre-existing dental restoration - upper and lower anterior bridges anchored to implants, 2 crowns on upper canines and 4 lower crowns on molars. I complained...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 08-26-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,382
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: A message of hope

A good post with sound advice based on experience - so sad and unfortunate however that we all seem to go through similar trials and tribulations before finding the right drs and making any positive...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 08-17-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,885
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: TMJ where do I start? No dental Insurance...

Well many years before my problems began I had extensive dental work done and shortly thereafter developed a hard bulge in front of my ear too - I thought it was a cyst at first as I had one removed...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 08-16-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,885
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: TMJ where do I start? No dental Insurance...

I'm a little confused - kind of normal for anyone with tmj right? - but did you have disc replacement of the tm joint? or some other disc - cervical or spinal, etc? TMJ in its purest form is a...
Board: Dental Health 08-04-2010, 04:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,364
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Headache and Jaw Pain 2 days with flipper

I would go back as it sounds like the height of the teeth on it is not right - this is what usually causes neck and head pain - or the fit of the flipper is causing some type of interference of the...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 08-03-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,509
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: what to eat when you have tmj

It depends on how severe your tmj symptoms may be in terms of whehter you can chew and swallow or not - from a nutritional standpoint try and maintain a balanced diet much as you would if you were...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 08-03-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,959
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: At a loss for an answer

As Jill suggested - the same as with dentists, finding the right chiro can take some doing as well. I have done very well working with a chiro that uses applied kinesiology (ICAK). The tightness in...
Board: Dental Health 06-02-2010, 04:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,889
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: decay under crown

Not necessarily - there are 2 thoughts of school about spacing between teeth and crowns - some dentists feel its best not to tightly abut them to allow for normal mobility between teeth as too much...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 05-20-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,438
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: gums bleeding?

You would know if its infected - it would throb all the time and chances are there would be some pus oozing or seeping or even a postule (like a pimple) - but any open wound is subject to germs and...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 05-14-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,944
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: TMJ and Eyebrow Hooding

I would check other forums on the HBs and on the web about possibly trying nerve regeneration therapy such as electric pulse stimulation or ultra sound or lazer light, etc - if a facial nerve is...
Board: Dental Health 04-29-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,266
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Knocked out teeth - reimplant them or just get them pulled?

From an appearance perspective you don't need a crown to make the teeth look straight - simple bonding or a veneer can do that and its less destructive to the tooth but if the problem of the lisping...
Board: Dental Health 04-27-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,392
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: tingling in four front capped teeth(upper)

Tingling could be a sign of a developing infection and/or dying nerve or simply a aggravated nerve - if there is swelling of the gum though I would suspect infection - it could be you need root...
Board: Dental Health 04-27-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,266
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Knocked out teeth - reimplant them or just get them pulled?

Mine lasted 20 yrs after an accident but I didn't crown them - I was told front teeth don't need to be crowned after a rc and if I was careful with them they would last quite a long time. I think...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-27-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 20,361
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Has anyone gotten SS Disability for TMJ?

Its Dennis Kenny - sorry for the typo. Good luck - hope it works out this time.
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-26-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 20,361
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Has anyone gotten SS Disability for TMJ?

Not sure where in NY you reside but I used Denny Kenny of Newburgh in Dutchess County even though I reside in Rockland Cnty - a family member referred me to him since he successfully handled a SSDI...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-25-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 20,361
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Has anyone gotten SS Disability for TMJ?

Oh I see you already were denied - I think there is only a limited time to file the appeal so you should at least do that so you get on the courts schedule - that can take over a year. I can give you...
Board: Dental Health 04-24-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 10,049
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Root canal tooth split in half

Assuming the tooth did not break or fracture below the gum line and that only part or one side of the tooth above the gum line broke off you just may have saved the dentist a lot of filing that would...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-23-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,130
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: TMJD and transdermal estrogen

Thank you for the info and yes its Ok to give a drs name and location but no other info. I will pass his name on to my friend.

I wish I could help you more on the hormonal issue - have you looked...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-23-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 20,361
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Has anyone gotten SS Disability for TMJ?

I failed to mention I too had to retain a private SSDI lawyer but SSDI will also provide a list of public defenders that are either free or take a lesser fee, I forget which, but Binder & Binder...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-23-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 14,199
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Don't buy night Gelb Appliance

I have been seeing Dr Klein weekly for 3 yrs now and he has done more for me than any other dentist or chiro has - pulled me out of a world of total body dysfunction and pain where I didn't even feel...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-22-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,130
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: TMJD and transdermal estrogen

I have no concrete info regarding this other than hearing on the news recently again that most hormone replacement remedies are indeed causing more and more jaw problems and that if one does...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-22-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 14,199
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Don't buy night Gelb Appliance

When I went to him they got my medical insurance provider to pay for the appliances so their billing reps are pretty savy and well trained and I do agree with your assessment of the dog and pony...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-22-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 20,361
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Has anyone gotten SS Disability for TMJ?

Each state seems to have different guidelines with NY being one of the more difficult ones - I was told almost all new applicants in NY are immediately denied and are forced to go through the appeal...
Board: Dental Health 04-18-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 11,746
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: im on 500mg of amoxicillin for an abscess on my tooth, how long will they take to

It can vary based on your size, the severity of the infection, whether you used antibiotics frequently in the past and have built up a tolerance to them, etc., but most people see some relief within...
Board: Dental Health 04-13-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,612
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: i think my teeth are making my body sick

Sounds like you may have IBS or something similar going on with your intestines and bowels - to be bloated yet claim to not be eating more than normal yet there is weight gain suggests a problem with...
Board: Dental Health 04-11-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 29,723
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: can impacted wisdom teeth cause ear pressure ??

Yes impacted widom teeth can push against the ear canals casue inflamation to the eustachion tubes. - The reason they are impacted is because they don't have enough room to fully erupt and when push...
Board: Dental Health 04-11-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,890
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Fighting crown and root canal

Well usually porcelain crowns have metal fused beneath them - this is what shields the tooth and also makes the crown strong enough to sustain chewing forces. Its possible to not have metal though (I...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-11-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 17,928
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: can't stop moving my mouth

I started this way - my tongue began making a circling motion around my back teeth and then eventually went to thrusting forward and my jaw just wouldn't sit still. Chances are even if it is a...
Board: Dental Health 04-10-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,890
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Fighting crown and root canal

So you still have a porcelain crown on only now it has a filling where the rc was done, right? If so I would suggest you have the crown removed and left off for a few days to a couple weeks and then...
Board: Dental Health 04-09-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,814
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Pain after first part of root canal - I'm in agony

Well I was told by my endodontist to expect more discomfort after the first treatment but that it would cease shortly after the 2nd treatment - has something to do with the medication they insert...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-09-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,557
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: what causes jaw jerking

I have had my jaw open and snap shut while I am sleeping - it is sooooo unnerving. The jerking towards one side is bothersome as well.
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-08-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,643
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: TMJ NIGHTMARE: Is there any hope in redeeming what's left of my life?

When I had all these questions as well when I met one dr that said to me in a nut shell - no - its not in your mind you are just not finding the right drs. I would assume this more than likely...
Board: Dental Health 04-01-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 20,349
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Bite is off after crown

Yes - I so love it when dentists make a change to a tooth and then when it causes a problem want to change every other tooth around the one that they made or changed - yes, let's all ignore common...
Board: Dental Health 03-29-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,649
Posted By Thelma-Louise
Re: Knocked out teeth reimplanted into wrong position?

Well reimplantation is always tricky business so there are no guarantees they will even take but given its only been a couple weeks yes I would go back and see if something can be done to better...
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