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I’ve been to the doctor and we settled on TMJ a year ago, however when I chew, it doesn’t make me spasm. He believes it’s mainly stress, but I sleep and do nothing all day that would stress me out and breathe and meditate and relax and yet it still happens and is tense. I have had panic attacks before.
Here is my list of symptoms that are in general:
Phlegm build up in throat - clear mucus
Stomach pain after eating hot Cheetos style food
A couple years ago, my whole left side of arm chest and back went numb when I was working out. Went back to normal though
Cold hands and feet
Bad acne on back
These are the symptoms that bother and worry me:
Muscle spasms and tension on both sides of the face, one side spasms at a time
Dull aching spasm occurs practically all day on one side, jaw, SCM(neck) and traps feel tense
Flare ups where pain gets intense and I have to bury my head into my pillow till it stops
Popping shock feeling under skin that’s spasming or behind eye occasionally
Parts that feel tense are my traps, SCM(neck) and behind ear up to scalp and jaw on the side that’s tense
Traps feel numb at the top, parts of face and neck feel numb at times
Eyes feel heavy on the side that’s spasming, closing eyes helps it relax
Hard to focus on anything when spasms are occurring
Ear feels full On The side that’s tense
Sometimes eyes shake or when trying to relax, I get double vision
Sunlight sometimes too bright
Throat on the side that’s aching feels weird, like it’s swollen but it’s not
Random prickly feelings on the tensing side under skin
Muscles that tense get pins and needle feeling and popping feeling and then it’s more relaxed and aching stops
Teeth on the side that spasms feels weird, like sensitive to tough with other teeth
Worse after a night of drinking a little
Sometimes I slur my words
Sometimes the nostril on the side that’s spasming is completely blocked
Sometimes on the left side when I’m relaxing my muscles, my left bottom lip starts to droop a lot
On the right side, when I’m trying to relax it, i get a head rush feeling and feel light headed and need to stand and walk around
It happens during the day, when I wake up from naps and sleeping, it’s non existent. Then the aching comes along and then next thing you know I’m having a really painful spasm. When I lay down flat on my back, it can relax the muscles and feel better. Or scrunchup my neck and trap muscles to help them relax.
Is this just all coming from stress or anxiety? Or does it sound like I have a neurological problem? I have a strong feeling it’s not TMJ because I chew gum all the time and it doesn’t hurt before or after.
This is driving me insane and it makes it hard for me to do anything. I’ve become bed ridden and I barely go out anymore. I have been prescribed Baclofen and the flare ups after it wears off gets really painful.
Thank you for reading.
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