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TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint board


I haven't been a member long, but I have posted on the anxiety board before. It seems that there are related symptoms with panic and tmj. Here is a list of what I have going on, just wondering if anyone has any advice for me. Sorry if its long...but I am stressed out from this.

I get horrible headaches, every day. Had an MRI...nothing going on there. I was put on Verapamil to help blood move through the vessels easier so I can't take Advil or Ibuprofen because of the reaction to the Verapamil. It worked great the first month, but now have headaches again daily. My headaches are generally tension type, with some sharp pains all over frequently, but they don't last long. Now this part sounds weird, but it feels like my brain is trying to pull away from my skull. Don't know of any other way to describe it!

I do know that I grind my teeth, my dentist can tell by the wear on my teeth. I feel tense in my jaw, like I can't it, but I don't have jaw pain. I do have fullness in the ears, like I need to pop them, but they won't pop. I have pain around my eyes occasionally. I feel like I can't open my eyes all the way, but they are open. My forehead, upper face (around eyes and nose and sometimes lips) feel numb. The pain in my ears is both sides, not just one. I do "crack" my neck all the time, trying to relieve the pressure and it sometimes works, but not always.

Now, this being said, when I get these pains, it causes panic attacks and it is horrible. I take Lexapro daily for these and Ativan as needed...which thankfully isn't that often.

All I really want to know is, what are the most common symptoms of TMJ? I have an appointment with a ear dr. next Friday, suggested by my neuro. Hopefully things will work out! Thanks in advance to all who read and answer this post!

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