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Old 09-28-2003, 04:27 PM   #1
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Red face I need advice from experienced TMJ People

This is Tina..some of you may remember me from about a month ago...I am 36, have 2 children..and have been
miserable. I finally received my bottom splint and
seemed to do pretty well...I need to know if anyone
out there has dealt with muscle pain as far as upper and lower back pain,,pain in the legs, like needles
and burning in hips and legs. I seem to do well until
I walk too much or try to do housework, and now
I cannot even drive my car...I had a panic attack about
4 weeks ago and went to the ER..they said I was fine..
when I got out they gave me Xanax and PAxil CR..which
has helped me alot. When I take the Xanax it seems to help my pain out alot. My dentist said I need to see a Chiro and my regular doctor says I should see a physical therapist...I am at the end of my rope,,dont
know where to turn or what to do about the back pain.
Sorry so long,,I need advice. Any and all replies
appreciated!!! THANKS TINA


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Old 09-28-2003, 04:54 PM   #2
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Hi Tina,

My advice to you would be, go to a physiotherapist first. It seems to me that sometimes a physiotherapist can make a better diagnosis then a regular doctor,
but they have a little more insight in the body in its whole.
If the physio doesn't work you can always go see the chiropractor, which is little more invasive for your back

Sorry I can't help you any more on the subject
Take care Tina

Old 10-11-2003, 06:48 PM   #3
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Have you been tested for hyperparathyroidism? The tingling in your extremities is one of the symptoms. I had a portion of my parathyroid removed last summer. This is highly unusual because I'm only 31 and this usually affects folks 60 or older. Just a thought.
Jen =)

Old 10-12-2003, 12:06 AM   #4
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Hi Tina,

My Son has upper and lower back pain as well. He's been to Physical Therapy, that didn't help much. He now sees a Chiropractor and his back feels far better. He also sees a Massotherapist. He looks forward to these appointments. Unfortunately, neither have helped his TMJD. Hang in There.

Old 10-16-2003, 09:56 AM   #5
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The symptoms you are having may be from the effects of the panic attack. Sounds weird, i know, but I went through the same thing for a few months after I had the most horrible panic attack in my life. I mean, I called my brother in law to take me to the ER and while he was on his way here I contimplated calling an ambulance bc I really thought I was not going to make it. It was horrible. Anyways...they gave me some kind of downer and then gave me a prescription for 1 week. Had all the symptoms you speak about. Don't know if it was from the meds or the attack...but it definetly had something to do with it. Did they give you meds at the ER to sedate you?

Old 10-16-2003, 09:58 AM   #6
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Sorry...just read your reread your post about the xanax. When I stopped taking the xanax, i stopped getting the weird pains. Paxil has weird side effects too causing shock like feelings and buzzing pain. Could be that too. Be careful if u decide to get off the paxil. Ween yourself off it. Symptoms become worse from a withdrawl effect. Not permanent, but scary.

Old 10-16-2003, 10:01 AM   #7
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Of course, I wasn't getting the pains when I was ON the would be after it would wear off until I took the next one. I would feel awful. I can't explain the feeling. But my muscles must have been so tensed up from the attack that I felt like I had the flu when the xanax wore off. I don't know. But after about a week of stopping the xanax my weird pains went away.

Old 10-16-2003, 11:34 AM   #8
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TMJ if left undiagnosed and treated can start to
affect the muscles of the neck, shoulders, back, and even those of the legs and feet.
Have you tried seeing a tmj specialist(dentist)
his evaluation and diagnosis may help

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