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TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint Message Board

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HI Thelma, I have been reading your posts and I hope you don't mind if I ask you a few questions,being that you sound like an expert with TMJ issues. I have been posting on the Inner Ear boards because I was diagnosed with an inner ear/vestibular dysfunction. My main symptom is dizziness, I feel like I am on a boat 24/7! Have felt dizzy for 4 months now, its not in spells, its constant. I do not have jaw pain. Although I get a mild pain pressure in my ear or at least I think it is coming from my ear. I have had all the test MRI, Hearing test, eye test,blood test, ENG, all came out normal. I am currently undergoing Vestibular Therapy, have been for 4 weeks, will keep doing it because some say it may take months before brain compensates.
Anyhow, these are my symptoms

Dizziness 24/7 : rocking, swaying, pulling, rotating, falling
Head pressure every now and then
PArts of head feel tender from temples, top and back of head every so often.
Ear ringing (left) 24/7
Right jaw joint feels awkard in morning when yawning like its rusty, not painful
Stiff and sore neck and trapezoid area often at least 3-4 times a week
Bouncy/shaky vision every so often
crackling/sponge like sound in left ear only present upon opening and/or moving jaw joint on left side

I went to my dentist she is very helpful. She said she was not sure if what she does will help ,but she will do "something". That was refreshing since all other docs have just looked at me like "oh weLL, theres not much I can do, it will just eventually go away.
Anyway, my dentist listened to me for about 40 mins, she told me I have a deep set bite and the alignment 'fall" of my mouth is slightly dropped.
She aligned my bite a bit and is going to give me a night guard to wear all day. I don't know if I have TMJ or a vestibular dysfunction but a lot of the symptoms overlap. It couldn't hurt to investigate and do therapies for both.

I was perfectly fine when I got this. I just turned 27. I did not have a cold, flu, head trauma, accident, no plane or boat rides, I just had a mild allergy "nasal drip". I started thinking and in April 2006 I had all 4 wisdom teeth extracted. Maybe my jaw aligned in a different way? I wonder if that is possible?

For me the dizziness is the worst, I YEARN for stillness soon. Sorry for the long post, I hope you are feeling better. Take care

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