Discussions that mention lexapro

TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint board


Can anyone out there please tell me if they have clogged eustachian tubes with their TMJ? I cant stand this anymore. I am going nuts. I went to 5 ENT's and one scoped me and said they are not clogged. Every morning I have excessive thick secretions and then my ears get loud for the rest of the day and feel like my voice is to loud. Does anyone out there have this? If so, what can be done about it. I have a splint in my mouth for about 6 weeks now, and I go to a chiropractor twice a week for about 3 months now, and I lift wieghts for about 3 weeks now. My head feels like it is so clogged up, I am loosing my mind. It never stops and I never stop crying. I am trying to ignore this, along with alot of people pulling for me, but I live with this in my head and the anxiety is horrendous. Have tried zoloft, buspar, lexapro and none work. To many side effects, i am afraid of this stuff, so I am trying cold turkey, mixed in with menopausal symptoms and quiting smoking a month ago. Talk about climbing the walls, all at once, but my ears sound like they are made out of sponges on the inside of my head. Please help..........somebody, please?????
Quote from TMJgirl:
Can anyone out there please tell me if they have clogged eustachian tubes with their TMJ? I cant stand this anymore. I am going nuts. I went to 5 ENT's and one scoped me and said they are not clogged. Every morning I have excessive thick secretions and then my ears get loud for the rest of the day and feel like my voice is to loud. Does anyone out there have this? If so, what can be done about it. I have a splint in my mouth for about 6 weeks now, and I go to a chiropractor twice a week for about 3 months now, and I lift wieghts for about 3 weeks now. My head feels like it is so clogged up, I am loosing my mind. It never stops and I never stop crying. I am trying to ignore this, along with alot of people pulling for me, but I live with this in my head and the anxiety is horrendous. Have tried zoloft, buspar, lexapro and none work. To many side effects, i am afraid of this stuff, so I am trying cold turkey, mixed in with menopausal symptoms and quiting smoking a month ago. Talk about climbing the walls, all at once, but my ears sound like they are made out of sponges on the inside of my head. Please help..........somebody, please?????



I hate that you are having such severe problems. I know exactly what you are going though, my experience mirrors this to a T, my ear is full and throbs, I do all the things the doctors say and im going crazy with the meds, I have a box full of em'. sometimes I wont take them for a week, they ill go back on cause I need some sleep, some quiet, i just want to scoop whatever is in my ear out. Ive been to 4 ENTs, 3 pain managment centers, more TMJ "specalists" than I can count. No one can help and sometimes I have to admit I feel like I wish I would just die already because every new day is a day of dodging pain from my ear, or the dizziness or the jaw.