TMJ from anxiety?

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Has anyone experienced TMJ symptoms from anxiety? I feel like I have a toothache/earache/headache on my left side. My jaw muscles feel super tight and it hurts to massage them. Has anyone experienced this?

 

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    i have tmj. What a mess it causes. Tmj is from stress. I have experienced horrible stuff with and see a maxillary surgeon who made me a soft splint to sleep in. The surgeon has tmj too ironically. It can make a huge mess with your eustatian tubes, ears, tinnitus,headaches, ,jaw and muscle issues, tingling, it stinks. I try so hard to stop clenching my teeth but im asleep during it. Common. I rub arnica on my jaw muscles. 
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      Shoot, I never had jaw problems until developing s panic disorder. I actually just rubbed arnica on my jaw so I'm glad you confirmed that it helps! Do you do anything to relax your face/jaw muscles?

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      I was thinking about tens but never did it. I dont know. Im asleep.its weird. I just know its caused me a lot of issues. I use a soft mouth splint. Its so common though. they have these message excersies on utube i did for a bit. I havent mastered this at all. I have been to specialist the one i use is a maxillary surgeon and when i noted my symptoms she said she has it too. We were discussing botox option and she does that but said shes not doing any voodoo treatments on herself. Lmao. Shes so honest. On its own it begine to leasen around 50 and is usually gone by 60 unless its the person bite. Mine isnt my bite. So hopeing on that one. I even tried some app tongue chi. I dont  know how to stop it.
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    Your dentist can tell you if you actually have TMJ. My sister did and had her bite corrected with great results.

    As to is tha symptom due to anxiety, so many things are that I would say could be. But since this is so easy to check, consider doing that, Honey

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      Just a visit would at least tell you if you have it. If you don't, you will know it is part of anxiety.

      Call and ask your dentist if he can diagnose it, and if so how much just that would cost. May be worth a phone call, Sweetie.

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      Many many universites for dental have the last year students doing clinic work. Look for pone in your area. Maybe ts that simple to get a check up and they are superivised by licensed dentist/educators. Youd probably get a very thourough exam as they are little eager beavers at that stage.
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    Last year I was in SO much pain from TMJ.  I was going to different doctors/dentists/specialists.  I finally decided to try Do Terra Deep Blue Rub.  It's sorta like an essential oil but in cream form.  To this day any time I feel it coming on I just rub some in a circular motion and within an hour it's 50% better.  What works for some don't work for everyone.  

    Mine is also anxiety related.

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    Yes hun, its awful, I have TMJ thought it was toothache originally, then sinus, then tension, it causess pains all over your head, ears, mouth, jaw, I even have tinnitus from it.

    My dentist says it can take about a year or more to settle down after a flare up, and I have to say eight months in it is now bearable. The pains can change from day to day, and can affect head, ears, neck and even shoulders.

    I was treated for several weeks for sinus problems, which yes I do have but, exaggerated by the TMJ.

    I have found placing a nicely warm hot water bottle on my face helps tremendously, it relaxes the muscles. In fact I take a bottle to bed every night, and lie my face on it, one side then another, if I dont, the face is more painfull the next day.

    I also find dropping my lower jaw helpful, and try to remember to do this all the time, as when I get anxious I clench my jaws.

    There is an injection you can have, and an operation that is performed in extreme cases, but usually, its rest, and anti inflammitries, ie ibuprufen, or asprin or maybe stronger from doctors.

    I wish you well, its not a nice thing to have. x

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