Racking Body/Dizziness

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I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder 4 months ago, and I had a lot of symptoms (shortness of breath, muscle pain, Gerd, etc.).  My recent symptoms is this, I had this racking moving side my side involuntarily on my whole body and blurry vision for about a month now. Recently, I was rushed to the hospital last week due to my dizziness.  There was numbness on my right face and pressure at the right upper neck.  Also, sometimes, when I chew hard it triggers my panic attack to the point that it numbs my whole head.  I had CAT scan, and hearing test, blood test and urine, but it turned out fine. I have to do MRI next week. Does anyone feel like this? Like racking your body and feel some dizziness once in a while?

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    Ren, what does racking mean? Another question, any possibility of TMJ?

    I just looked up TMJ and your list of things around face and neck and chewing are all there.

    My sister had same symptoms plus migraines. I had just read an article on TMJ and gave it to her. Since nothing else had helped and she was so bad she couln't function, she was taken to the dentist who agreed that was the problem. He took care of the TMJ and she was fine, and still is, many years later.

    Google tmj and you will see your symptoms there. Sending a big hug,wink

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      Thank you for your detailed comment. Racking means that when im sitting, i am moving side by side (just an inch) moving involuntary... I will check that tmj. How did your sister treat it? Did she have operation by the dentist? Do you think that this has nothing to do with panic attack?
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      Hi Ren, please look up tmj for what the treatment is. It's been a long time ago, and i don't remember. I do know it was not an operation. The problem is the jaws being out of alignment. I do remember that she was a new woman when it got fixed. If I were you, I would call an orthodontist. They deal with such things...and get the info. from the person who's specialty this is.

      You ask if this has anything to do with panic attacks. i remember when my sister got really bad, she had panic attacks that she would never be able to get off the sofa and care for her family, so I would say...possibly. If this were me before I did anything else or guess at anything, or assume anything, I would talk to an expert to confirm or deny that this could be your problem. One phone call or visit will take care of that. If that's it...you can take care of it. If that's not it, THEN look elsewhere.

      I really don't know why that tmj possibility came to mind. i hadn't thought of it in 30 years. It just sounded so very familiar that I followed a hunch and looked it up.

      You can take care of finding our tomorrow. Isn't that great? Hugs to you


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    I have tmj so the jaw stuff..headaches..dizziness and chewing issues and probably a swollen gland sensation would all lean to that. Ear issues eventually follow. Heres a way to know open your mouth and place your finger towards the side of your last molar and press in the meaty part of the muscle. You can press towards the top and then the bottom. Not your cheek the muscle part. But the outer miuth not the jnside where the tongue is.It will be so very sore and painful if this area is all inflammed. Next in front of your ear. You can even open and close your jaw with your fingers lightly leaning in front of your toward the middle front of the ear but on your face. Open and close you feel a click if its really bad, a dentist will know within five minutes..A dentist can make you a soft splint to wear whilst you sleep. I see a maxillary surgeon (usually surgeon who do crowns,bridges..make these soft splints) the cause of tmj is stress to let you know. Jaw clenching or bruxism. I would strongly say magnessium glycinate and a good liquid or powder vitamin as well. I was a mess and kept going to the ent and after a bunch a tests the ent explained to me it wasnt my ears but my jaw and showed me. When i went to the maxillary surgeon he took a stick and poked the muscle i noted and it was painful and larger then it was suppose to be. It got bogger from the clenching workout. There are massage techniques on u tube to explain further. I wonder if you are inflamming your sinuses or something is going on with the, being effected as well all connected to your bruzism or teeth. Sometimes when these panic attacks occur, especially when gerd is involved you are in pain and thats how the clenching begins. The body reactions to the pain and stress. It takes abiut two weeks before the soft mouth splint works. They are costly and do have to be replaced yearly. Some insurances cover it as a medical condition and some dont. Good luck on you mri next week. You can look up tmj specialist in your zip code too. 
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