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Old 09-15-2003, 11:14 AM   #1
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sorry if this posts. This is just a test as I was apparently banned...not sure why. Thanks and I apologize for the post.

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Old 09-15-2003, 11:20 AM   #2
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Oh good, I guess it was a glitch. I guess I could use this to my advantage then...

So I went for my 1 month followup with the UCLA TMJ Clinic. After 2 months of wearing a splint, physical therapy (once a week), Xanax, taking glucosamine & chondroitin (spelling?), I've been feeling a little better. My opening increased from 33 mm to 42 mm and I rarely get clicking when I talk. The only thing that bothers me is the tired feeling, occasional lower back pain, horrible neck strain and occasional right jaw pain. I also have some hyperacusis although its not so bad that I avoid blow-drying. In any case, my UCLA Dr. is shocked by my improvement. He cannot explain any of the hyperacusis or vertigo I had. Apparently "these are not symptoms of TMJ." Its almost as if he refuses to believe I have TMJ despite the bilateral dislocated discs and condular wear. I find that a bit odd...but the fact that I have seen improvement...I guess I should stick with this doctor. Anyways, just wanted to post an update. School starts in a week...hopefully things don't get worse as I have a mother of a biochem lab to take in the fall...supposed to be the last premed weeder course. Yeesh...

Old 09-15-2003, 11:52 AM   #3
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literati - im so happy to hear that you're improving.. it's great news, and it's only going to get better.. enjoy it.

btw, good luck at school. you'll do really well.

take care,

- saaraah.

Old 09-15-2003, 02:33 PM   #4
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Thanks Saaraah!

I have one question that I hope someone can answer. My TMJ was all on my left side from Feb 2003 to July 2003. But now I get no pain in the left jaw joint...just left muscle soreness. Now my right jaw joint is in pain. I asked my UCLA/TMJ dr what was up and he said it is probably all muscular and my right jaw is compensating for my left. I'm not sure what's going on but I hope this doesn't I should worry about my right side. This doesn't make sense does it...? :O)

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