Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome - Treatments

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Published: September 01

I have had TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) for a moth now. Two weeks ago the left side of my face just froze, I could not talk, or move it. I am in constant pain from my ear all the way down my neck. The doctor put me on muscle relaxers, all it does is dope me up, although the pain does go away for about 4 hours. I have gotten to the point where I don't think my family practitioner will give me any more relaxers. Due to having poor insurance there is nothing I can afford for the dentist to do for me. I am at a loss, I hope it goes away in time. I wear a night guard but it doesn't seem to help. I have begun biting on my tongue as well which leaves sores and welts on it where it hurts to eat..

Published: February 28

I have had TMJ for just over 6 months. My symptoms were very broad. It started with severe dizziness which I thought was just vertigo for 3 months. I visited so many different doctors and was diagnosed with migraines, nasal infection (as indeed I had one), migraines, flu, tumor, the list goes on. I have seen 3 GPs, 2ENTs, 1 vestibular specialist, 1 neurologist, 2 TMJ specialists, 2 dentists and an allergist. I've been told that Botox can be a great solution and am now considering. I'm close to ending my career that I love which involves lots of driving and travelling which I am unable to do due to my conditions. I wish there was a cure for this terrible syndrome. .