... If you try the flexeril in higher dosage up to the maximum dosage as stated in the package insert, you'll know how much it relaxes your muscles. If you got great relief by the flexeril, you could try tolperison instead - it may help then, too. I had been using tolperison during the day and had no feeling of tiredness.
I've made the same experiences with some of my... (19 replies)
... I don't take much during the day because of my job. I would love to take it during the day but I have to be alert enough for work. Usually at work I take the ibuprofen 600mg which gives me enough relief during the day to finish work. As soon as I get home though I usually take on flexril then. ... (19 replies)
You have been through a lot. TMD is definitely a lifelong battle.
For meds, I am down to occasional muscle relaxers and ibuprofen. MUCH better than before surgery. My opening is about 2 fingers most days but before surgery I was about 4.
It was fun to hear about your family. I was a sped teacher for 13 years and now 4th grade. My kids are 12 and 16.
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... es medication I do try to stay away from for the most part. I do take a medicine called Baclofen which is some sort of muscle relaxer, Paxil for anxiety attacks, Ibuprofen a couple times a day, and Excederin every now and then. I am mostly an addict of opiates and uppers.. ... (18 replies)
... Splints and rolfing are definitely things to try out before resorting to surgery. In terms of myofacial pain, in the 7 years that I've had it and after going through Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Excedrin, various muscle relaxors, and even antidepressants, the thing that amazingly works for me is Tiger Balm. I usually get headaches in the afternoon and evening, and I perpetually smell... (7 replies)
... I think you need to understand what is the cause of your TMJ problems. For me I i have displaced discs and a bony growth on my right condyle of TMJ joint and so I can't open, and when I try I end up straining my neck muscles to compensate. ... (16 replies)
... So, my TMD seems to be presenting in an unusual way. Rather than getting earaches or migraine symptoms, I'm mostly having trouble with my throat, neck, and nose. For the longest time people were telling me it was sinusitis. I even went on Cipro for 4 weeks. Anyway, the thing is that my throat doesn't just hurt, it kills. It'll start up stinging and within an hour or two it'll... (16 replies)
... mashed potatoes or cottage cheese, shakes stuff like that and i think i have felt better in the past 5 days.. slowly. but i am also taking the ibuprofen 3x a day still regardless. ... (3 replies)
... My prediction is you will be given another splint. I don't think your night guard is changing your bite based on how you describe it. It is just protecting your teeth and joints. Depending on what they find, they may think you will need a repositioning splint, and that WILL change your bite. But it may also make you feel better. It's a trade off. (3 replies)
... e is something that he didn't see in my ct scan, or maybe there are other issues going on. i know that my right side is now being affected and if i am not taking ibuprofen i have pain, almost like my face is infected or something and my opening is still limited, muscles super tight, but i could be doing more moist heat for that. ... (3 replies)
... anti inflammatories such as ibuprofen or naproxen (aleve or advil)
and ice and heat. i do both.
i am 36 yrs old and am new to this whole TMD
believe, me I KNOW YOUR PAIN! (4 replies)
... you heard of that. But definitely get a guard to wear at night. You can try the OTC ones if you want to, but if you dont make it the right way it could make your TMJ worse. My dentist told me I needed a harder material so that is why I am having this one made. ... (7 replies)
I do have night gaurd which I wear at night because I clench and that does help. I'm on a low dose of clonazapam which I think helps a bit but I don't want to increase because it could make my sleep apnea worse (as it acts as a bit of a muscle relaxant). I can't take Aleve - it upsets my stomach. I have tried alternating with ice and heat - it help a little. I do... (7 replies)
... Canuck, do you take aleve or ibuprofen when it hurts? ... (7 replies)
... I use ice and heat and ibuprofen and it helps but chewing food is hard so I try to eat soft things and I stay away from hard foods. ... (15 replies)
... nt jaw pain which worsens when she opens her mouth wide and when she chews. She has not been diagnosed with TMJ, and all the dentist has told us to do is to take Ibuprofen to help it loosen. ... (1 replies)
... Upon doing my own research, I discovered that it could possibly be TMJ as well? ... (1 replies)
... Hello, I have TMJ and my jaw has been locked since 4 weeks ago, and the right side has severe pain. Oral Surgeon have me Ibuprofen and Flexeril and it hasn't really helped. ... (1 replies)
... Thirdly, physical therapy does exist to help people with TMJ. I went to a therapist who helped work my jaw and taught me many simple exercises to help relieve my TMJ pain. ... (3 replies)
... due to the high volume of ibuprofen I've used in the last 15 years of my TMD. Tylenol does not touch my TMD pain. Only ibuprofen... ... (38 replies)