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jerrold02789 jerrold02789

PLEASE HELP DIAGNOSE ME.

Hi dear doctors and eveyone on this forum. I'm a 22 year old male & I know this may sound silly but a couple 2 months ago , due to college anxiety and stress I began a bad habit of tapping my feet whilst chewing . Now you may be thinking what? And yes It was a pretty rediculous thing to do but like I said, it became a habit that got outa hand and I was able to finish a ton of food in a few minutes and get back to my assigments.

When I stopped just a week after I began having these pains on the side of my head that come and leave in seconds usually

1) come interchagably when im walking (that both left and right )

2) when I chew with the right side of my mouth. :'(

This happens 24/7 and no pain killer can permently harness it so surgery seems to be the only key.

I would like to have an MRI and have kept this a secret to my family because of how silly it may sound and big bucks that may have to be spent.. but if any professionalised advice on what treatment I should take next, I'd really appreciate it cause its depreciated my quality of life but is something I hide aside from not being perfect. God bless you all & Take care of your health.

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  • mrsmop mrsmop jerrold02789

    Hello Jerrold, from everything you say, it sounds as though you need to deal with your anxiety first.

    I do wonder whether you grind your teeth at night, this is called Bruxism.

    This page may help you

    https://patient.info/health/toothache

    From the way you speak, I feel that you do not live in the UK.  In the UK, you would go and see either your Dentist or your GP first & take it from there.

    If you are in the US, can you go & see your Dentist & he will be able to see whether you are grinding your teeth & perhaps he will make a bite guard for you to wear at night.

    Have a look at TMJ dysfunction too.  But you do need to deal with the anxiety side of things.

    Good luck Jerrold

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