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Re: TMJ Tinnitus?
Apr 9, 2009
[QUOTE=NikolaiDingle;3935155]Hey guys,

That is very interesting for me to read, since so many of your symptoms are identical to mine.

I've had constant (and I mean constant) tinnitus since March 07. It's a ringing/hissing noise that isn't very distracting, but it's rather disquieting (sorry...) to have developed it at 17 (was 17 at the time). The week preceding the onset of it, I had 3 "bouts" of tinnitus for 3-4 hours. And then one day it just came and never went away. I assumed it was from listening to loud music with headphones and never, ever wearing hearing protection when doing things like operating power equipment. I pretty much stopped listening to music for a few months, but that didn't do anything. Even 5 minutes of music will cause my tinnitus to increase substantially in volume, though it's still possible for me to ignore it. After awhile I just gave up, and it's been relatively stable (touch wood). When I tense my neck or clench my jaw, it changes in pitch/increases in volume. Sometimes it will randomly get really loud and drown out the noise of some stuff around me, like my computer's fans. This lasts anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. It's relatively uncommon, but I notice that the cause of this, most of the time, is moving my head suddenly. Trying to purposely trigger this has been impossible, so I can't really figure out why it happens. My tinnitus is way worse in the morning. Late in the evening I barely even notice it, even if I'm exposing my ears to loud noises. Lying in bed, when it's dead silent, it's not even as bad as first thing in the morning.

As for the rest of the stuff..
I wake up often with a headache (3-5 days a week average probably); I assume it's dehydration, and acetaminophen takes care of it in an hour or so (damn that stuff is slow). It's above my temples (hard to remember when I don't have it, thankfully), but not where eye strain headaches occur. Feels like a minor hangover, which makes sense given that alcohol causes dehydration.

I've got my wisdom teeth coming in, but they're shorter than my other teeth so I don't think they're fully formed yet. I had a LOT of teeth when I was born, and have had 8 extracted I think. Hopefully that made some room for my wisdom teeth haha. I also developed a severe overbite which I wore braces for, but it's still very noticeable. It's not particularly problematic...yet. I bite the side of my mouth fairly often, and I can feel a lot of scar tissue (weird tasting/feeling areas, bumps, etc.). The corner of my mouth always feels wet but I don't think I'm drooling. This has been for about 3 weeks. Due to my overbite I consciously have to keep my lips closed, but I've been doing that so long it's a habit.

My teeth can't handle cold stuff at all. My mom has the same problem and has had for a very long time, so possibly it's genetic. As long as I can remember, I've avoided ice cream because it takes so much effort to eat it without pain. Stuff like fudgicles..impossible. Heat isn't really a problem unless it's a contrast. Hot->cold or cold->hot is very painful. Don't see how this could be related to TMJD, unless there is abnormal nerve formation due to misalignment. No idea what brain fog're probably just focusing on your jaw constantly which reduces concentration. Of course that's difficult not to do. My jaw just feels wrong all the time, so it's hard not to notice it. Anxiety is a nasty piece of work. If I'm coming over as relatively level headed, don't believe it for a second. This stuff is quite worrying to me because more stuff comes and old stuff doesn't resolve.

Thankfully I do not have any jaw pain or weird noises. My neck makes crackling noises when I move it, but I do spend a lot of time slouching..:(

Does this sound like TMJ disorder? I know my jaw is messed up, so it doesn't seem very hard for something like TMJD do develop. I haven't seen a doctor about any of this, even the tinnitus. I don't want to go into my doctor and bring all this stuff up because he'll think I'm a hypochondriac. :/ I went to him just a few weeks ago because I've had a hand tremor for a very long time.

Anyway I'm an 18 y/o Caucasian male. Don't know how common TMJD is in my demographic, but someone has to be that 1 in 5000, right?

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