The 12th Invest in ME Research Conference June, 2017, Part 2
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TMJ?

Discussion in 'General Symptoms' started by Fuzzyhead, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Fuzzyhead

    Fuzzyhead Senior Member

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    Anyone else have jaw pain/clicking which is causing headaches, dizziness, stiff neck/shoulder?
     
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    Yup, I had persistent left-side jaw clicking for many years, it didn't cause me much grief other than getting a tired and sore jaw at the dentist etc. It became worse in my early 20s, painful with a tendency to 'catch' when chewing, achy if I'd slept awkwardly on that side of my face. It came to a head when I went scuba diving in 4C water (not advisable!) and it locked badly, for 6 weeks I could only open my jaw about 2cm, which made life interesting :mad:

    The specialist I saw basically said surgery is usually a bad idea and that resting it is best. I had a bite raiser (half a gum shield) custom made to wear at night or when it hurt, it helped a great deal and I recovered, so presumably I was clenching my jaw a lot and not letting it rest. Hope that helps...
     
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