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|10-15-2010, 12:45 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2010
TMJ Pain Flair Up
Hello everyone! I just found this new topic area, and I'm glad I did. I really need some feedback because I don't know what to do.
In August, I detoxed from xanax. Everything has been going great. My anxiety and depression is in check and I'm living life to the fullest!!
I suffer from TMJ disorder. My right jaw joint is the size of a 3 year olds, and it does not fit into the socket. I have been to a craniofacial specialist and I have a bite splint/mouth guard that I wear at night to keep me from clenching and grinding.
I am having a flair up and I don't know what to do. I need more than what I have to get me out of this flair up.
Since it is Friday, my primary Doctor's office is closed. Even if it wasn't I know I couldn't get an appointment for at least two weeks.
My craniofacial specialist is an hour away and the same thing applies for an appointment.
Do I go to urgent care? I don't mind doing that, but I already know that ibuprofin or darvocet is not going to alleviate my pain. Everyone is so suspicous of drug seeking that it makes it impossible to get anything.
I also suffer from fibromyalgia and it is flaring up right now too.
I'm not asking for a lifetime supply of anything. I just need to get out from under this flair up.
WHAT SHOULD I DO????
|10-20-2010, 10:10 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2008
When I have a flare-up, I use an ice pack against my jaw, and I take Naproxen for it, which is an anti-inflammatory. My joints on each side of my jaw are deteriorating. I also have a mouth guard, but I always end up spitting it out in my sleep.
DeVon & the Zoo Crew
An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
--Orlando A. Battista
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