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TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint board

Hi, I am very happy to have found this board. I have been reading your posts all day, and have been both relieved and frightened, but mostly feel sad for those of you who, like me, have been in pain for a long time.

I have already been through many surgeries. Most recently I had bilateral total joint replacement (titamium implants) in April, 2004. As many of you have said, my function has greatly improved, but my pain is worse. Daily, I am taking 3300mg of neurontin, 600mg Celebrex, 10mg Lexapro just to deal with the symptoms. I just went back to my surgeon (Peter Quinn in Philly) who basically was unhelpful. He told me that my coronoid has been elongated due to muscle spasms and he rx'd Soma. The problem is that I have been on Soma before, and I am unable to work or take care of my children properly due to total fatigue. My kids basically came home from school, I plopped them in front of the TV and fell asleep. Dr. Quinn apparently did not care about that and told me that I needed to try it again.

I decided that I want to see someone else, and I am willing to travel ANYWHERE in the US or Canada for a consultation. I wish that I found this board before my surgery, but it is too late to go back now. From your posts, I know to avoid Dr. Wolford in Tx. I called TMJ Concepts, and they said that Dr. Mecuri in Chicago does a lot of these procedures. Anyone hear of him? Anyone else who you trust or who has a lot of experience?

I just want to talk to a Dr. who may be able to help me manage my pain a bit, since there is no way to undo my surgery. I went to the Pain specialists at UPenn, and they basically laughed at me (I am not kidding, my Hubby and I were amazed). I want to see a different TMJ specialist to find out if there is anything else I can do.

Sorry about the long post. Thanks in advance for your help.