Sore Sub-mandibulare Joints

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At present, my most painful point are my Sub-Mandibular joints, with a Creaking noise whenever I open my mouth....even talking is painful, let alone trying to eat/drink.  I have had minor bouts before, and always have trouble opening my mouth for the dentist....he ordered x-rays about 5 years ago, which told me I had some degeneration of joint...but  have never had the symptoms as bad as I have been experiencing over the last few weeks....Very Sore to the point that I actually cried this morning...have tried everything...Hotpacks/Coldpacks..Rubbing in of Menthol/decorub...extra pain relief ( Ponstan which I know to be good for Dental Pain) name it, I've tried it...If I could have got a Hydrocortisone Injection this am, I would have jumped at it....Does any body else have this issue, and any advice from your experience/s?  All would be appreciated....Bron

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    When you cannot help but cry out and moan and groan and gasp and the tears come in utter despair of relief I know that it it agony. Were it any worse you would pass out. Ordinary pain killers do not touch it. First level prescribed painkillers were no better. I wish I could offer more than sympathy and the belief that your pain is beyond bearing.
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      Thankyou...I can get through..just got to me this am..have decided to go to dentist first (ensure it is submandibular) and hopefully he can get / give me an hydrocirtisone injection into both sides,,,otherwise I will ring rhuematologist and see if she can help me....ta again  Bron  (I gues I just used this site for a whinge)
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      We are all here for comfort and support too. I need that from time to time as much as any one. So winge on my shoulder whenever , but. It is more than a winge I am sure. Bless you Bronwyn's.
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