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problemsolver61 03-09-2013 08:44 PM

TMJ disorder and Prozac
Since taking Prozac for over 6 months now my TMJ problems have gotten a lot worse. I began Prozac in March 2012 and the bruxism got so bad that I bit through an athletic mouth guard that I had been wearing at night for many years. Then in October 2012 I was biting into an apple and severe pain hit and I could tell immediately that something was not right in my left jaw joint. It went out of joint. I guess it popped back into place but I have had trouble and pain with it ever since. It wasn't until a few months after this happened that I was reading further about the side effects of Prozac when I discovered that there is a connection between the two. Finally just about 1 month ago I decided to go off of the Prozac to see if my jaw could improve. It has made some improvement but it isn't healed completely. Now I really need to go back on the Prozac even though I only take the smallest dosage (10 mg), for PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). Does anyone have any experience with this and recommend another antidepressant? I also have MdDS (Mal de Debarquement Syndrome) and the withdrawals from Prozac cause dizziness and I already have enough dizziness with the MdDS. Yes, I like to go for the odd disorders that there's little research about.

Canuck65 03-10-2013 08:14 AM

Re: TMJ disorder and Prozac
have you talked to your doctor about your meds?

I was a prozac a long time ago and it made me a bit jittery.

I was on welbutrin not too long ago and it definitely disrupted my sleep; and when I don't sleep well I clench more and that makes my TMJ worse.

There maybe other antidepressants that you can take or perhaps you can take something in addition to help you sleep at night.

Good luck.

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