Over the course of the last month or so I have been experiencing jaw pain right from underneath my ear round to the opposing ear/jaw. Any tips on dealing with this? It's so severe I cannot talk when it starts (much to my husband's joy! Lol). My rheumatologist advised me Monday it is common for FMS sufferers to have TMJ problems too. Any tips would be helpful.
I have severe jaw pain that gets worse with changes in weather and flare ups. I have tried two different mouth guards. The pressure from the mouth guards made the pain worse. It has been diagnosed as TMJ and not much has really been done. I take sleeping pills at night and I was taking muscle relaxants until I found out that in combination with pain pills, I was at a higher risk for seizures. I have had both and it did not give me much relief to make it worth the expense. I ice the sides where the joints are and the back of my skull when it gets really bad. I also lay on an accupressure mat and it helps. I hope that you find some relief.
My jaw is permanently dislocated from sever TMJ there are days that it is unmanageable but with RX anti-inflammatories, ice and heat rotation, and a careful choice of soft foods when it gets bad, I am able to handle it most days.
The worst moments are when I go to bite into a large sandwich or burger and halfway through chomping down any jaw locks in place. Be careful to take small bites and avoid overly chewey items. Rest your jaw by eating soft foods like rice, oatmeal, soup, ECT when it is feeling real bad. Massaging the side of my jaw helps sometimes too but my all time favorite is laying my face on my head pad for a short period.
Hi guys thanks for all the advice, I take diazepam at night to help relax my muscles but this doesn't seem to be helping much. I will take your advice about soft foods and heat/ice. I hate how much this stupid fibromyalgia affects my life - I'm literally having to plan my entire life around it, around flare ups and around medication. I'm seeing my GP and I'm booked to see my dentist for advice too. Thanks guys. Hope you're all okay today! 🌈