I was diagnosed in 97 with TMJ but never needed treatment. The loud popping of my jaw never caused pain until recently. Now, within the last month, my jaw is so sore, (and the popping has stopped) that I can barely eat a thing. I went to the TMJ specialist who planned to treat my headaches as a cause of the problem...by medicating me until he learned of my intentions to start a family. The plan changed to only include my purchase of a $2500 mouth guard and nothing more. As I'm waiting for this expensive apparitus to arrive, I can't help but wonder if there is anything else that can be done? I'm in so much pain that my ear and cheek bones get sharp pains, my jaw hurts to sleep, talk, smile, chew (oh and eating...forget it!)..even some neck movements. I need to know what I can eat...what to do in temperatures sub 60 (thank God I live in Fla--but even 60's causes tightening of the face muscles and pain!!!). I can't imagine the rest of my life with this pain and no treatment... Help!Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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