... It is looking like vitamin D may also be at the root of my TMJ neck and back hip and thigh pain. Just got the test result back and the Rheum prescribed 5,000 IU vitamin D. Feeling good this evening but I often feel good from anything new and promising. Hoping it sticks. ... (13 replies)
... I too have some TMJ muscle spasm discomfort. In addition to taking Vitamin D I give myself a weekly injection of B12 and Magnesium. My doctor swears by magnesium for relief of muscle spasms. ... (13 replies)
... I'm glad you have started a thread about this, it could help others to get their Vitamin D checked. I didn't know of a connection but I hope what I'm taking for my low Vitamin D helps with my pain, B12 injections haven't helped yet. ... (13 replies)
... Quite possible. Vitamin D deficiency has been reported to contribute to muscle dysfunction, fatigue, general feeling of being ill, fogginess, increased risk for autoimmune disorders, MS, and the list goes on, so studies have said. So, if you TMD symptoms were mainly muscular in nature, I would say it is a possibility. Congrats to you on feeling better. (13 replies)
... After suffering severe TMJ for months, I am currently being treated for a severe vitamin D deficiency, and after 4 weeks on 50,000 IU's, my TMJ is 90% improved without any other treatment. Does this make sense? (13 replies)
... I was wondering whether you had fatigue and whether that improved at all after your vitmain D levels went up? ... (4 replies)
... I had a Vitamin D deficiency as well. Unfortunately, even after my levels went back to normal range my TMJ symptoms did not improve. ... (4 replies)
... Please come to the Brain and Nervous System disorders section of Health Boards.. I have a couple threads dealing with head pressure there. I don't know about Vitamin D deficiency but I'm looking at that, along with B12 deficiency... ... (4 replies)
... I was wondering whether anyone have had their vitamin D levels tested and whether there is a link between vitamin D deficiency and some TMJ symptoms? ... (4 replies)
... I found out today that I have vitamin D deficiency. I had myself tested for vitamin and mineral deficienies last week after giving up on doctors. ... (4 replies)
... Hello Ben1978,
The only way you will know if you are getting enough Vit. D3 is to get a blood test from a Dr. Then you can get an accurate idea of how much you need. I doubt that 20% from milk is enough... From that 20% you don't really know how much the body is actually absorbing... That's why it's always a good idea to get a test.
The sun is the ideal way for the body... (10 replies)
... I can't wait til the weather gets hot, so I can hit the beach again. Then, I'm sure I will be getting enough Vitamin D. ... (10 replies)
... About Vitamin D3......where I live, I never see it sold separately like that in stores. I see Vitamin D sold by itself, but not specifically D 3. Is there a difference or is Vitamin D 3 included in Vitamin D? ... (10 replies)
... en my mouth very wide for a week. I went to the doctor and told her what was wrong, and all she said was that it's probably TMJ. Even my mother diagnosed me with TMJ before I went to see the doctor. I went to another doctor over the summer and she suggested a mouth guard. ... (10 replies)
... anything about it and as the year progressed, my muscular jaw tension has been increasing. I was wondering if anyone else has made the connection between a vit d deficiency and their tmj disorder and if supplementation was helpful? ... (0 replies)
... She then said that we should do a blood test because a year ago I was very low on vitamin D and she thinks the lack of vitamin D is causing my jaw to click. ... (1 replies)
... I have to figure out the D and constipation issues. ... (13 replies)
... en I swim 500, 1000 or 1500 yards freestyle depending on energy level. Works best for me. Another exercise I use is whistling. Sounds weird but it seems to put TMJ muscles in a direction opposite the nerve constriction going on in there. Or if I'm in a place I can't whistle I blow out gently as if blowing on a dandelion. ... (13 replies)
... That is fantastic! It's crazy how much stress plays into this whole thing. I'm a total stressball. I need to figure this out since I have IBS-C so don't need anything else to constipate me. Gonna lower the dose and see how it goes.
Do you use ice and or heat? Do you massage or do exercises?
I'll chip in for the wine! Can I ask why a rheumo? I would like to... (13 replies)
... Great news! I am continuing to be cautiously optimistic with the vitamin D3 too. I have been able to have longer pain free intervals. And my strength was was to where I was kicking soccer balls at a goal for half an hour last night. ... (13 replies)