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Re: TMJ Pain and Tinnitus

Re: TMJ Pain and Tinnitus

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Posted by Lisa L. on July 18, 2000 at 17:10:43:

In Reply to: TMJ Pain and Tinnitus posted by Dave on July 10, 2000 at 22:39:04:

: I have had TMJ, Jaw Pain and Tinnitus for 5 mos. Have been to 3 orthodontists, 2 dentists, and 3 doctors. I'm on my 2nd mouthguard called an NTI. Clenching at night from stress and anxiety is the suspected culprit. Still have pain and tinnitus. Now even talking aggravates the joint. Nothing has changed. Will probably try a third splint which I can wear 24 hours but will be able to talk normally. Is there such a splint and do they work? Dr. suggests I try Celexa or Zoloft (for 9-12 months)for anti-depression and anti anxiety which will cause me less stress and anxiety(in theory). Has anyone else been relieved with these drugs? Do they work with TMJ? Are the side effects worth the cure? Thanks

Hi. Sounds like you have quite a bit of trouble there, my friend. Although my TMJ isn't as bad
as yours, I'd still like to let you know what has helped me.
There are times when it can affect my speech, at any given moment, or
feel like my jaw might go out of place (although it never has actually done that).

I've been seeing a good chiropractor. All he does is have me sit in a chair. He stands
behind the chair, has me open my mouth wide, and then as I close it he gently but firmly
pushes the lower jaw into place. I've also tried concentrating more on whether or not I'm
clenching my teeth out of sheer stress. By taking note of this more it seems, to a small
extent, to help ease a bit of discomfort.

Hope you can find some help. Take care.

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