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Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 02-13-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,945
Posted By madnmas
Re: Dentist won't give me back my money for NTI.

ON a good note I would like to say that there are awesome specialists out there. My mouthguard was not covered by my insurance. They tried to help me out by getting a credit card (which we already...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 02-13-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,945
Posted By madnmas
Re: Dentist won't give me back my money for NTI.

If I was you I would be fighting tooth and nail. The dentist OWES you that money. What the insurance company says- GOES!

They have to comply...what you need to do now is file a grievance with the...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 12-02-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,848
Posted By madnmas
Prilosec nightmare

I went and got a 14 day supply of Prilosec after gaining weight and having some acid issues, food come up at night, etc.

After 10 days I had to immediately come off. I was experiencing horrific...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 11-04-2009, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,034
Posted By madnmas
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 11-03-2009, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,082
Posted By madnmas
Re: TMJ question

They actually could be, yes, but if you have not been diagnosed with TMJ disorder through proper tests there is no way to know for sure.

Jaw pain was the last thing I experienced..and it was...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 10-30-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 24,267
Posted By madnmas
Re: numbness in jaw area?? and face ???

When you say you have pain on the top of your head...do you mean literally on the very top of your scalp? My left jaw is my problem area and sometimes I have throbbing pain on the top left side of my...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 10-23-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,034
Posted By madnmas
Re: antidepressants and TMJ

This is your first post on this forum. Do you have TMJ, or was that just random?
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 10-22-2009, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,795
Posted By madnmas
Re: How does bite splint work???

I would like to agree with you on that one, but I don't think it is the case for everyone.

For example, I clench and it is not b/c my jaw is not in the correct position.

Everyone clenches for...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 10-20-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 24,267
Posted By madnmas
Re: numbness in jaw area?? and face ???

Hi, MaryAnn. :wave:

There are many people here that have experienced TMJ disorder for several years. I am going on 15 months. While I am not a medical professional, please be relieved to know that...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 09-21-2009, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 41,792
Posted By madnmas
Re: what causes a rice krispies like crackling in the head?

I would think it has something more to do with the ears if that is what you are talking about.

Every time I swallow I hear snap crackle pop...but it's not the kind of crackling your ears do when...
Board: Urology 08-09-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,005
Posted By madnmas
Re: Bladder problems

Hi, Becky!

I, too, have interstitial cystitis. While it is known one is not related to another, a lot of people with IC have other common ailments.

I was diagnosed with IC about 5 years...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 08-08-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,505
Posted By madnmas
Re: Eye painful to touch?

Thelma- with everything tied in together..would that make sense that eye pain is real bad upon wakening in the morning? Mine seems like it KILLS me when I wake in the morning. I almost feel as if my...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 08-07-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,505
Posted By madnmas
Re: Eye painful to touch?

I am not a medical professional, I am just speaking off of experience. There is a debate whether TMJ is the "cause" of migraines. I am also going through surgical induced menopause AND I have a...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 08-06-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,416
Posted By madnmas
Re: Front Head Pressure, Fuzzy Head, ear problem?

I'm not so sure if that is TMJ. (?)
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 08-06-2009, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,505
Posted By madnmas
Re: Eye painful to touch?

VeiL- Wow...my road has been a long one. There is a great possibility I have migraines, too, but I know for a fact that my eye pain is related to my jaw b/c whenever my ear hurts...oh my goodness-it...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 08-01-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,505
Posted By madnmas
Re: Eye painful to touch?

If you want to talk about eye problems, I'm the one to talk to.

My eye problems are 80% of my TMJ problems.
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 07-19-2009, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,778
Posted By madnmas
Re: face sensitive to touch?

I happened to be touching around my jaw the other day and found a spot that was so painful to press I gagged!!! How weird is that? It's not the first time.
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 07-09-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,092
Posted By madnmas
Re: Headache question(s)

bassclari- 24 years of headaches? You must have learned to get used to them...I can't imagine 24 years of meds....no matter what kind!
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 07-09-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,092
Posted By madnmas
Re: Headache question(s)

Thanks, ladies.

I can bear with the nagging dull headache...but those stabbing pains that come and go out of no where freak me out. You can be standing there and within a split second be holding...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 07-09-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,906
Posted By madnmas
Re: Tmj diagonosis & cost evaluation

My first appt was $285 that included a basic patient evaluation fee, a dental xray, and a cat scan. This was actually cheaper due to the fact that he only accepts out of pocket payment.

I was...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 07-09-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,092
Posted By madnmas
Headache question(s)

I have some headache questions for you folks, but I have to share a bit of my story and the types of headaches I have first.

My TMJ problems has been on my left side primarily for the past year....
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 07-08-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,979
Posted By madnmas
Re: Supplements to take for tmj during treatment?

OP- I went to walmart last night and picked up some glucosamine with added chondroitin. I spoke with the pharmacist and the chondroitin (I believe) is for lubrication in the joints. He said it is...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 07-07-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,846
Posted By madnmas
Re: How do you tell the difference.....

When I first joined this board I read of people that said comments such "not being able to cope" and things of that nature. At that point in time I was not too bad off, I had finally been diagnosed...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 07-07-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,846
Posted By madnmas
How do you tell the difference.....

..between a sinus infection and typical TMJ issues?

Before I was finally diagnosed a few weeks ago I would get the typical sinus infection about twice a year....ear pain, headache that won't go...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 06-19-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,360
Posted By madnmas
Re: TMJ and posture

Oh my goodness, Brian. Now that you mention it about the sciatic nerve in your left leg...do you know that I have actually gone to the doctor b/c I was worried about a blood clot??? They never could...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 06-18-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,360
Posted By madnmas
Re: TMJ and posture

Oh, yeah...please send me the list!
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 06-18-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,360
Posted By madnmas
Re: TMJ and posture

J--

Thank you a million for posting. You mentioned something that I was not going to bring up, b/c there are some things that have happened to me that I thought are in no way related to...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 06-18-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,360
Posted By madnmas
TMJ and posture

I read a thread not too long ago (can't find it now) about feeling like your legs/feet are "off". I automatically feared the worst b4 being diagnosed b/c at the time of diagnosis I was not yet...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 06-17-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,765
Posted By madnmas
Re: New to TMJ - Is arthrocentesis a good first step?

You poor thing...One comment on the mouth guards. I have never really understood the purpose. Let me tell you why. I, too, am a grinder/ clencher. The only purpose a mouth guard does it protect the...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 06-17-2009, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,839
Posted By madnmas
Re: anyone with tinnitus due to jaw problems

I agree one point of this board is to troubleshoot. At the same time, we are not certified physicians so assuming the worst and sharing that with other sufferers can cause (like Thelma stated)...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 06-16-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,839
Posted By madnmas
Re: anyone with tinnitus due to jaw problems

It's best not to look into things like tumors...or post them either. You probably have 100 people going to bed tonight with nothing more than TMJ who think they have a tumor instead.

ha
Board: Sinus Problems 06-04-2009, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,495
Posted By madnmas
Does TMJ have an affect on ear related sinus issues?

Before I started having trouble with TMJ, I always have had like a popping/crackling sound in my ears when I swallow- for as long as I can remember. I am wondering if TMJ affects this at all, or if I...
Board: Bone Disorders 05-27-2009, 03:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 17,359
Posted By madnmas
Re: Swollen tongue

I, too, feel like my tongue is too big for my mouth.

My newest symptom of TMJ is rather strange. I noticed the other day that the left side of my entire head (where my TMJ is) feel "taller" than...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 05-21-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,043
Posted By madnmas
Re: Any patients of Dr.Vita?

Just by your first post he would be out for me.

You are paying for a service and can only answer/ask questions once?
Sure he's the doctor, but you have the hand that writes the check.
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 05-21-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,965
Posted By madnmas
Re: Diphenhydramine

So Maxwell, why do you think it works? Do you think it is b/c it knocks you out? I don't find that I am a stressed person, so I really don't understand the whole clenching during sleep..unless it is...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 05-21-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,965
Posted By madnmas
Diphenhydramine

I was taking Tylenol PMs for the longest time. I knew that I could not take Tylenol for an extended period of time safely, so I decided to grin and bear the pain. I went to the store and decided to...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 05-20-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 19,429
Posted By madnmas
Re: Major Discovery: Internal Retainer on Bottom Teeth Made Problem Much Worse!

TL- I still don't get it though..how in the WORLD does your bite have to do with your teeth(?) I read that man's article but it was still too hard to understand..too much medical mumbo jumbo.
...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 05-20-2009, 05:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 19,429
Posted By madnmas
Re: Major Discovery: Internal Retainer on Bottom Teeth Made Problem Much Worse!

Oh my goodness, when I read this part of your post I could not believe it.

"Changes in weight distribution at the feet due to occlusal supporting zone loss during clenching.
Yoshino G, Higashi K,...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 05-17-2009, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,931
Posted By madnmas
Re: TMJ doctors in Texas

I am finally seeing my first TMJ specialist on June 22. His name is Dr. Ronald Prehn in The Woodlands. Although I will have to pay upfront and personally be reimbursed, my insurance company has ok'd...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 05-08-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,458
Posted By madnmas
The best advice ever....

I have read through so many threads on this forum...as TMJ sufferers (in the beginning atleast) we are all looking for the most information we can possibly get our eyes on to better educate ourselves...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-02-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,228
Posted By madnmas
Re: why you feel headache after waking up in the morning

Because you have either been clenching or grinding your teeth all night.
Board: Sinus Problems 04-02-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,626
Posted By madnmas
Re: how do you know if it is sinus infection ear infection or tmj

TMJ cannot be caused by bacteria, bethsheba.

That was pretty harsh.
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 03-04-2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,565
Posted By madnmas
Re: what causes jaw jerking

what the heck is a jaw jerk? :eek:
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 02-03-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,687
Posted By madnmas
Re: LADIES: Popping Jaws,Lock-Jaw and our SEX LIVES!

I am not jumping to a negative tone. I have actually stated the same things other women have stated- but in a more obvious and realistic manner. More or less, women are thinking there husbands would...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 02-03-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,687
Posted By madnmas
Re: LADIES: Popping Jaws,Lock-Jaw and our SEX LIVES!

I am trying my hardest not to sound judgmental....but based on a few posts I have read it is very discomforting to read that some people think their husbands should/would even begin to look elsewhere...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 01-26-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,851
Posted By madnmas
Re: tmj and eyes bothering me

When I was at the climax of my headaches, I would actually have tingling in my arms, legs...WEIRD! The headaches can be terrible...but I also get dizzy and b/c of reoccurring sinus infections in the...
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