hey everyone i just joined...ive had tmj for about three years now..its getting worse by the day..as of now i have severe headaches, ear pain, jaw pain (duh), clicking and popping whenever i move my mouth, and then theres the locking..it locks closed about 3 times a week for 12-24 hours at a time...its horrible. i started trying to get help last november..went to the doctor and he put me on anti inflammatory and pain meds and referred me to the dentist. i went to the dentist and he once again gave me the same prescriptions which didnt work the first time and told me to start wearing the night guard...so ive done that and nothing has changed...he now is sending me to the oral surgeon so i guess thats my next step..but the reason i wrote all this is i was just wondering what i can do to stop the pain its SO severe...ive tried hot compresses. cold compresses. ibuprofen. what else can i do??? any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks!
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