I've had TMJ for about 15 years. I believe it was one of the first signs of Fibro looking back. My GP at the time gave me muscle relaxants at bed time which did help but I can't remember the brand. My new Dr. gave me 10 mg Flexeril to take but I feel like a space cadet for 24 hours after I take one so I think they are too strong. It can be treated by a Physiotherapist, and mine showed my how to massage the large jaw muscle which goes into spasm.
Absolutely. Your muscles are clenched like a "fight or flight" scenario. I have had my jaw lock. Try a muscle relaxant at night. Low dose as it can effect your vision. Also you can get a mouth guard at the drug store and avoid the cost of a dentist.
Ive been told i have it years ago but now im worried its causing my face to twist is my description. Ny nose is going croocke and eyebrow and lid are noticably drooping
I've had jaw surgery many years ago to remove arthritis within the tmj joint. I don't know if that's necessary again or what. I've been under tremendous stress lately and it could be aggravated by clenching my jaws and or grinding my teeth through the night while I sleep. I'm making a doctor appointment.
We never share your personal information with anyone.