I'm hoping someone might be able to give me some advice. I've had problems with my jaw joints since I was eleven (now 21) I was referred to a surgeon at the hospital four years ago and since then I've had anthrocentisis done on both sides and more recently an athroplasty on both sides. I've also been put on all kinds of medications- I've had nortriptyline, amitryptiline, dihydrocoedine, diclofex and diazepam to name a few- but without much success.
Since the most recent surgery, the right side of my jaw has been fine but the left side has continued to click and lock and is causing me a lot of pain. I've had two splints made, one to wear during the day and one at night.
I've been going back to the hospital every three weeks for months and never see the same doctor twice, each person I see gives me a prescription for something else and I'm getting so frustrated as I don't seem to be getting anywhere.
On the odd ocassion I've actually managed to see the consultant who did my surgery I've felt almost as though he doesn't believe me, and he's just told me to come back in a months time without even really asking me any questions or looking at my jaw.
Has anyone else had similar problems or got any suggestions? I'm getting so frustrated!
Hello I am New to DS. anyway was wondering if anyone with TMJ is getting swollen Temples when they eat? it just started happening to me about a month ago been to the doc everything is fine. almost every time i eat my temples swells they go back down after a few min but then my jaw feels like i have chewed 10 miles of beef jerky! I an just learning about TMJ so don't know if this is part of...
I think I read in one of these threads that TMJ can cause the ears to itch. Anyone know anything about that? I can deal with the jaw pain. I eat soft foods when it's bad but refuse to give up pizza and soft pretzels, or bagels (the worst for me). But my ears itch 24/7 , just about 365. It would just be nice to know that I'm not alone.