... Thanks for the reply all. And I am so sorry for all of your pain. I was diagnosed with TMJ by my dentist 15 years ago and last year by a TMJ specialist. I have a permanent splint put in 2 months ago and would, really, really, really like to rip it out of my head. ... (12 replies)
... It sounds like you also need to see a neurologist for the twitching, etc. There can be other reasons for that. And it may have started with the TMJ stuff, but not be related, you know? ... (12 replies)
... Also, you aren't going to get better if you don't retrain your tongue and lips. Look up myofunctional therapy exercises and do them religiously. (12 replies)
... I did have some muscle spasms when I got my first orthotic. As the muscles get used to a new position they can rebel a little at first. However, that shouldn't last more than a couple days. If you continue to have muscle spasms, your jaw is most likely not in the right place. It's possible that your orthotic needs to be remade. If your tomographs don't show ideal joint... (12 replies)
... First step is fining the right doctor that is in it not just for the money. Most will be more then willing to sell you an expensive mouth guard and when it don't work, shrug and say sorry. I haven't found they helped me and some made me worse. I now use a rubber over the counter guard. I can chew on it to strengthen my jaw. Second, keep your tongue on proper position on the... (12 replies)
... Vitamin d takes a while to build back up. Make sure your getting plenty in your diet as while as supplement. ... (12 replies)
... and my Vitamin D is 23. ... (12 replies)
... I have to say when my bad dental work happened in January and the tmj kicked in I have had some really strange things happen. I also have what seems like a full body tremor... ... (12 replies)
... I feel it shouldn't be allowed at all, and I only wish I could go back in time and stop him, even u thought to myself when he was doing it all that it didn't seem right. Now I am left with this mess and I honestly have no idea how to fix it or if it is even fixable? In your opinion where do you think i start? I just want a comfy bite and stablize my jaw! It's become so weak... (12 replies)
... These stories just make me so sad that dentist do this things to fix a problem they made with an incorrect fitting. Then make a bad situtaion worse when they shave down teeth to correct it. How insane is that? Why would you throw all the puzzle pieces up in the air when it started with just one tooth.
IMHO equilibration of multiple teeth at once should be outlawed. There is... (12 replies)
... I know I need to find some help! My dentist shaved 8 top teeth trying to make a crown fit on a bottom molar.... Since then it's just been a nightmare! I don't know how I will build up my teeth back. They are getting super sensitive from the enamel shaving. I have no idea what my bite is and have basically forgot what it was for that matter. Super depressing to say the least. I... (12 replies)
... So sorry this all happened to you. I have had similar issues that started from bad dental work.
Your central nervous system can be affected in rare circumstances.
Try to get to a University Hospital to get the best care. I can assure you there is a lot of care that haven't seen similar cases and will point you in many different directions. (12 replies)
... Vitamin D and B deficiencies can mimic MS. Anxiety also ranks high statistically for MS mimicries. ... (12 replies)
... 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)