Dizzyness and chewing food

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Along with everything else, I have been noticing that simply chewing food can bring about dizziness. Anyone else experience that? Maybe this is nerve related? 

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    Interesting.....  That could be a neck / nerve related issue. 
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    Oddly enough, when I went for an MRI on my brain, they had me take Ativan and my dizziness has reduced greatly.
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    Hi Marie, although I  Don,t experience that as such, my jaw cracks a lot when I open my mouth wide. ,I,think it is all to,do,with the tension we have due to,our issues in the neck and holding our facial muscles so tight without realising  it. there are so many seemingly 'little' things that can set off our dizziness, and as my consultant explained to me a while back, the vestibular system is so intricate and delicate that it can be easily triggered when thingsaren't right, ie 'out of sync'.  If,I were,you I would look,in your Tirgger Therapy book for jaw and facial muscles.  I often find that if I  press  my thumb  or finger into the area underneath my cheekbone and following it up,towards the ear, that area is quite sore, which means there,s stress in that area, so I will gently massage that up,and along.  Or to be more effective is to put your finger into the back of your mouth right behind  the back of your last upper molars,and upwards you will feel a kind of hollow area, which is effectively the same point on the outside where your cheekbone is near to your ear.  You will know when you get the right spot as it will be real sore! mine is always sore.  massage it for a while and see what you think.  you could be grinding your teeth in your sleep (I think I do!) and that can set off all sorts of stuff!!
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