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Comment from: jm, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 12

I just found out last night that I have this. My headache was so bad it was a stabbing pain in my head. The emergency room doctor knew right away what it was. It surprised me! He has referred me to a dentist and I'm actually just reading about all of this online to educate myself.

Comment from: CAThomas, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 10

TMJ makes me feel terrible. Some days I wake up and I'm fine and other days I feel really sick. The symptoms I have are subtle and sometimes I'll mistake them for a sinus infection or an ear infection. I have ringing in my ears and an awful pain in my neck and shoulder. I experience dizziness and mild nausea. I've tried the mouth pieces but they don't seem to help. For many years I saw an Asian doctor who gave me injections that helped tremendously. The injections were places in areas similar to the acupuncture points. The doctor passed away and now I can't find anyone to treat me. On the bad days I experience mild nausea, dizziness and mild mental confusion. I have also been diagnosed with fibromyalgia but I actually believe that the TMJ is the biggest culprit. The problem seems to be getting worse. I never know how I'm going to feel from one day to the next. I think other people just think that I'm a hypochondriac.

Published: August 10

I got shouldered in the jaw during a lacrosse game and have suffered from TMJ since then.

Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

My TMJ was caused from an auto accident in which I sustained whiplash and thoracic strain.

Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 19

My TMJ was causes by overextended opening of the jaw for insertion of a breathing tube during surgery.

Comment from: SLC, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 12

My dentist referred me to a sleep specialist and he is certain I have sleep apnea which is causing the lower jaw to go back and open the airways but the teeth to clench. I am doing a sleep study to see if it will be of any help.

Comment from: Flower, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 08

The greatest relief and cure anyone can get from TMJ problems is with Bowen Therapy.

Comment from: wolfLady12, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 13

The reason for my TMJ is a severe misalignment of the lower and upper teeth. The cause of my TMJ stems from a couple of blows to the jaw area and a fall where my face hit the sidewalk which caused broken teeth. TMJ is a very painful condition.

Comment from: SnowA, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 10

I have severe osteoarthritis in both TMJs, although the right side (which was broken when I was young) is definitely worse. I had also had a tooth removed when I was a child and did not have my teeth aligned afterwards. My lower jaw is smaller than it should be (so the doctors say) which could also be a contributor. My TMJ is severe.

Comment from: Granny, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 19

I never had any jaw pain until I had a tooth removed and the dentist sent my partial lower denture away to have a new tooth put on. Since then I have had chronic pain in the left side which stops me eating properly. When I cough, sneeze, yawn the pain is terrible. I had physio for 3 months. It helped a little (stopped jaw clicking) but didn't stop the pain. Exercises have not relieved the pain.

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