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Dec 01, 2015 8:01 PM

I am tired of my teeth. They always hurt. Tomorrow I go for a teeth cleaning and I will tell him where it hurts. He will look and say it's the fibromyalgia. Always same area. He did send me for a 2nd consult. They said the same thing. So what do you do besides suffer. It's tiring. It takes enjoyment away. How do you keep your joy?

Dec 01, 2015 9:04 PM

Ilt, my teeth hurt. It's not my fibro causing it though. I have Sjogrens causing my gums to receede, exposing nerves. I also have degenerating jaw bones and joints (TMJD). TMJ causes a out of teeth pain, along with a lifetime of grinding in my sleep, or clench my jaws thought when stressed.

I wear a splint to sleep in, and sometimes in the daytime. Rather than focus on my pain, I try to direct myself to anything that diverts my mind from my pain. I read, watch TV, call family, read my Bible, listen to music, come to the community, play with my dog. Even praying bills or doing light housework occupies my thoughts so I'm not focused on my pain constantly. When I move from one activity to another, that's when pain signals it's still there. Do you have any hobbies to do, to occupy your time? πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Dec 02, 2015 9:15 AM

I do have hobbies. Use to help. Now I feel myself going in panic mode when it starts.

Dec 02, 2015 9:54 AM

I don't have any teeth left thanks to these issues and I still have pain in my mouth like I have teeth. It sucks!! I'm sorry you all have to deal with this. When you have pain in your mouth, it effects everything else. Hang in thereπŸŒ»πŸ™πŸ»

Dec 02, 2015 2:37 PM

Ilt, try listening to some relaxing music when it starts. Turn the lights out, close you eyes and focus on the music. It helps me. πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Dec 02, 2015 4:57 PM

One small cavity. Said it's the fibro. On the rest.

Dec 02, 2015 5:28 PM

Ilt, pour some uncooked rice into a tube sock, knot the open end, and microwave until warm enough to touch without being hot. Hold the shock against your jaw for 10-20 minutes and see if that will help you. Try some baby Orajel too (I hate the taste of the adult Orajel...ick!). If you prefer a child compress, you can also freeze the sock a couple hours. The good thing is you can keep it in the freezer but microwave anytime you prefer heat, then throw it back in the freezer. It's cheap to make with dollar store rice! πŸ™πŸŒΌ

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