Has anyone had jaw ache/soreness?

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Yesterday, I noticed that my jaw was sore when I began to eat lunch.  I wasn’t eating anything tough or hard to chew.  It had been totally fine at breakfast.  Today, it is still sore but not quite as much.  I do not see any swelling or signs of tooth infection, abscess, etc., no fever or anything like that.  However, it is uncomfortable to chew.  I am considering putting in a call to my dentist.  The symptoms sound very much like TMJ.  Has anyone else had anything like this?

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    I just realized what happened!  I carried a heavy laundry basket up and down two flights of stairs at my apartment building yesterday morning several times to do three loads of laundry.  My shoulder and neck are sore, too, and it’s all on the left side where I balanced the basket against my hip.  Won’t do that again!!!  I’m following up with my dentist, too.

    Anybody else with TMJ or who has done something like this, let me know!  

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    Hi Liz

    I have it right now. It doesn't hurt all the time, only when I open my mouth to eat or clean my teeth. Don't worry it's perfectly normal in menopause it's just another little quirk in changing hormones. I also find when one symptom comes, others stop for a while and trick you into thinking they've gone. smile hang in there

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      Hi JULIE,

      I’ve just started with this new symptom.  Out of know where my teeth and jaw ache ?  And like you say hurts to brush them.  I hope you’re right and this just another symptom.  I hate the dentist and have got myself in a state about it. I was about to write a post about it on here when I noticed this one.  xx

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    Thanks.  Unfortunately, this does seem to be related to what happened this weekend.  I am having lots of symptoms of TMJ, including feeling nauseated.  I'm scheduled to see my dentist for a regular check-up/cleaning next week, but I called this morning to explain about my jaw and asked if they wanted me to come in sooner so he could take a look.  The nurse laughed and said she'd never heard of anyone having jaw pain from lifing something heavy and told me to just wait until next week.  Now, I can't tell if the nausea is from panic, my Crohn's disease, the TMJ, or some combination.  I'm not vomiting.  I read that it is common to feel nauseated with TMJ.  My jaw is a lot less sore today, but my shoulder and neck are still sore and I'm worried that something else is out of whack.  If the nausea doesn't pass soon, I guess I'll go to the GP or clinic.

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