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TMJ GregCo

Posted by beardedlady on March 31, 2003, at 13:19:31

In reply to Grinding Teeth (Bruxism) problems probably stress , posted by GregCo on March 31, 2003, at 13:11:28

I have had TMJ dysfunction since before it was discovered! Really, my doctor was on the "cutting edge" of medicine and diagnosed this in me back in 1989. I was having excruciating headaches.

I got a night guard. I got some ridiculous TEMS machine (electrical impulses) that insurance paid $1,000 for and that never worked, and I took a lot of ibuprofen. I also used prednisone for four days to get the inflamation down.

I got TMJ when I quit smoking. Eventually, I started smoking again, and it went away for a long time. It came back when I quit each time. Now I have it again, but not as bad. Some nights I clench, and some nights I don't.

I don't know of anything that can be done about it. Best suggestion is the removal of stress or the beginning of smoking! (Just kidding on both counts, as the first is impossible, and the second is stupid.)

Good luck.

beardy : )>


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