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Has anyone heard of this as a Fibro problem?

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  • Posted By: ladynokturna
  • October 18, 2010
  • 04:11 AM

Hello,
I have had bad jaw pain and limited ability to open my mouth for about a year now. I have seen two Oral Surgeons and both say I have TMJ disorder. I have also been dealing with bad neck, upper spine, thigh, and wrist pain for over two years. My Rheumatologist said I have most symptoms of Fibromyalgia but since I didn't YET have all the tender points he couldn't diagnose it but is treating me for it. But I do believe I have them all now. Anyways the reason I'm posting is I also have the problem of whenever I use my hands or move my arms (mostly when using a computer or writing) pain goes to my jaw and my neck. It affects my jaw more but that could be because my jaw usual is in the worst pain. No one has told me exactly what is doing this yet. My Rheumatologist seems to think it may have something to do with my Fibro but nothing I have read has said anything that sounds like that to me. So I was hoping maybe someone had heard of this problem before or had any ideas what might be causing it.

Please and thank you!

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  • Hello,I have had bad jaw pain and limited ability to open my mouth for about a year now. I have seen two Oral Surgeons and both say I have TMJ disorder. I have also been dealing with bad neck, upper spine, thigh, and wrist pain for over two years. My Rheumatologist said I have most symptoms of Fibromyalgia but since I didn't YET have all the tender points he couldn't diagnose it but is treating me for it. But I do believe I have them all now. Anyways the reason I'm posting is I also have the problem of whenever I use my hands or move my arms (mostly when using a computer or writing) pain goes to my jaw and my neck. It affects my jaw more but that could be because my jaw usual is in the worst pain. No one has told me exactly what is doing this yet. My Rheumatologist seems to think it may have something to do with my Fibro but nothing I have read has said anything that sounds like that to me. So I was hoping maybe someone had heard of this problem before or had any ideas what might be causing it. Please and thank you!I have moved due to military and had to change doctors and sometimes the doctors don't hit the pressure points when they are testing you, but I knew mine because I was diagnosed already. I have had 2 that didn't touch it but then they moved half an inch and made me cry. I have all the same sore area's that you have; wrist, neck, etc. I am curious about the jaw also. Just 2 weeks ago my jaw all of a sudden wouldn't let me chew. Anytime I tried to bight down on my food in an angle like chewing it would kill me. Yesterday I noticed my right side started to hurt when I chewed but it went away. A nervous system disorder can affect almost anything in the body so it wouldn't surprise me if it were related. I have never had problems with my jaw before.
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  • I have moved due to military and had to change doctors and sometimes the doctors don't hit the pressure points when they are testing you, but I knew mine because I was diagnosed already. I have had 2 that didn't touch it but then they moved half an inch and made me cry. I have all the same sore area's that you have; wrist, neck, etc. I am curious about the jaw also. Just 2 weeks ago my jaw all of a sudden wouldn't let me chew. Anytime I tried to bight down on my food in an angle like chewing it would kill me. Yesterday I noticed my right side started to hurt when I chewed but it went away. A nervous system disorder can affect almost anything in the body so it wouldn't surprise me if it were related. I have never had problems with my jaw before. Hi,I know that this thread is several months old, but I just joined the forums today. Having Fibromyalgia myself, I was interested in reading about the topic. I just wanted to let you know for sure that TMJ is definately one of the associated disorders that go with Fibromyalgia. I hope you are feeling better~Kimmons
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