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as some of you know, im seeing dr. rondeau tomorrow, and i've been busy compiling my medical history and list of current symptoms.

do you think that this list of symptoms is comprehensive enough?

Present Symptoms

Ear Pain, Ear Problems:
· Right ear pain [minimal]; Feeling of fullness in right ear

Eye Pain and Eye Problems:
· Bloodshot eyes [allergies?]
· Drooping of right eye lid [genetics?]
· Light sensitivity
· Watering of the eyes

Head Pain, Headache Problems, Facial Pain:
· Forehead pain
o Between eyebrows [dull ache, feels tight]
· "Migraine" type headache
o Starts as dull ache, gets worse within 5-15 minutes; one sided: around & behind eye, TMJ, facial, temples, neck muscles all hurt, light/noise/smell sensitivity, nausea
· Muscle pain
o Masseter feels full, big, sore especially on right side
o Side of right neck [sternocleidomastoid?], right cheek [masseter?], ear burns, feels hot
o Jaw tired and sore in morning
o Along jaw line also hurts, tender
· Posterior headaches, back of head
o Base of skull: muscles ache, tired, tender
· Temporal pain
o Ache; when have a migraine, it pulses

Mouth Problems:
· Inability to open the jaw smoothly or evenly; jaw deviates to one side [“zig zags”]
· Limited opening [3 fingers and a bit]

Neck and Shoulder Problems:
· Lack of mobility - reduced range of movement
· Stiffness; tired, sore neck muscles
· When turn head to right too much, facial muscles become aggravated

Teeth Problems:
· Grinding at night
· Sensitive teeth to cold

Throat Problems:
· Frequent clearing of throat: feeling of foreign object in throat

TMJ Problems:
· Clicking, popping left TMJ; right TMJ doesn’t pop [permanently anteriorly displaced?]

Other
· Bad posture
· Don’t wake rested; during the daytime, extremely tired/fatigued
· Face unsymmetrical
· Generally, every day pain is at a 2-4, but it becomes worse or I develop a migraine after doing physical activities, eating, smiling, laughing, laying or sitting the wrong way, or doing anything fun
· Mouth breather
· Open bite caused by a limited use of a NTI splint

thanks a lot :)

- saaraah.





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