Anyone else suffering from light sensitivity/tmj symptoms?

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I've been very stressed and anxious recently for a number of reasons. Suddenly I have this kinda dull pain on the left side of my face which seems to go from inside my ear to the bottom of my jaw. When I open my mouth wide I can hear small clicking noises on the left side which is why I believe it's TMJ. Anyone else suffer from similar symptoms, can this be caused by anxiety /stress? 

I'm also suffering from light sensitivity/photophobia a lot of the time  and some kinda tension headaches,  no idea if the two are linked though? 

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    I have the light sensitivity!!!!!! Thought it was just me. Is the ligh extra bright for you?

    TMJ is probably from clenching...

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      Light seems way too bright. I think I've always had tht a little bit, but it's extra bad when I have anxiety. I hear it's because our pupils dilate when anxious and let in too much light.... 
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      Yeah I always suffered from light sensitivity on super bright days when I'm outside but suddenly it's really unbearable even when inside, especially when it's badly lit but then there's a bright light or TV on or something it'll really aggrevate my eyes.. 

      So it's definitely anxiety that causes this then? 

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      Haha yep gotta love healthy anxiety.. 

      I'm not sure about fluorescent lighting or where i'd even find that haha. It just seemed to have gotten a lot worse recently to the point where I'm considering wearing sunglasses everywhere I go! 

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    Hello I have this symptom every day..

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    I get all sorts of weird sensations on my face, similar to what you are describing. Must be the Lyrica  because I never experienced it before. It feels like to me that I loose some sensations on one side of my face?! But it doesn't usually last long. Also I find after being on the laptop or watching T.V for a while, I eventually start having trouble keeping my eyes on the screen because of the brightness. It's quite a scary drug it feels to me, but a lot of the time I feel O.K.

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