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Hi, my name is Karen and i have never posted on this board
before. After reading all of your posts which i found very interesting since i suffer some of the ear fullness and swishing sounds in the ears and the popping and crackling which i have just learned to live with. I have no fluid and the
doc just said to deal with it. I think anxiety excerbates the
problem but it is not the root cause. If any of you have a chance look up or type in the search box what is neuromuscular dentistry and neuromuscular dentistry LVI and
neuromuscular dentistry sleep microarousals and see if this
sheds any light on any of our this does not
come from any doctors point of view but these are dentists
that have done postgrad work in neuromuscular dentistry
and bruxing and clenching. The poster who massages her
cheek or facial muscles finds relief because the muscles
are in a contracted state and they spasm. I think dentists
use a tens unit to do the same thing as well as finding
where the jaw placement should be and where it is relaxed
and the clenching will stop. I think a nightguard will help
the bruxing or grinding but it will do nothing to stop why
you are grinding and it is not from stress but because your
bite is off.....look some of this up and see if it helps...just
my 2 cents.....Karen
Yes, I have ear fullness--actually hearing loss. I can't make out words if there is background noise. Also, my cat has become my "hearing ear cat" as I can't hear if someone is knocking at the door. THIS IS ONLY DUE TO TMJ as when I get my hearing checked-it is perfect, so they say. Yet, in practice, my jaw joints have screwed up my hearing. So, what to do? Nothing, as nothing helps. Even popping the joint back into place (as it is always not) only helps for the second it is back, as it goes right back out of place a couple of seconds later. I don't know what to do about it as the surgery that I need to correct it is EXCLUDED from my insurance coverage, and I do not have the money to pay for it. So, I suffer with hearing loss-just as I suffer with pain. Sorry, I don't have a better answer.
You Guys Rock:D - for over a year I have been having intenese Jaw pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Ear aches and fullness (people think i'm deaf half the time or just rude for not listening properly :( ) and extrem migraines (feel like a stress doll with my eyes and ears popping out:eek:) and the occasional fever due to the migrane. And Dint know what it was and thought I was going Crazy!!!:dizzy: Oh yeah and it also makes me be in the worst moods - suppose pain would do that to most people.
I Do clench my jaw - It started when I moved state I got a job with a really bad boss and stressed out heaps to the point where I ground my teeth that hard I chipped one of them - I have scince moved jobs and miles away from there but the clentching and everything else is still there. I happens all the time to the point where people think I am a Hypercondriac now and dont believe me. Even my Husband is becoming sceptical (think he is sick of giving neck massages).
I massage my jaw all the time and it hurts. I constantly try to pop my ears and it never works. Panadol (asprin (we call it panadol in OZ)) works for like a half hour but I have to take more than is recomended.
Does anyone know where to go in Cairns Australia to get this fixed - the doctors up here just tell me I have a cold and say have panadol and rest HA as if I didnt think to try that first IDIOTS!
Anyway please let me know if anyone knows of a cure! (I have private health so dont be shy even if it costs $$$ I dont care anymore I need my sanity back!)
Min831 x
Hi everyone. I am new here and actually just registered after reading in this thread. I started experiencing ear fullness symptoms about 4 years ago. Before all of this, however, I have noticed myself grinding my teeth, especially at night when going to sleep. I am a DJ and my ear symptoms began a little while after I began a residence of which I was forced to stay up late and expose myself to loud volumes regularly. I actually get popping/crackling noises in my ear when I move or rotate my jaw side to side. Plus, mostly in the mornings after sleeping all night, I have a fullness sensation in my ears that makes me feel like I need to clean them out. I naturally felt this was all caused by the loud volumes I was exposed to and I ended up seeing an audiologist and having custom musicians earplugs made. The audiologist told me that my inner ear looked great and suggested using some earwax remover. I did that and used my plugs as much as possible but didn't really notice any improvements. Now I have not had this weekly residence for over a year and do not expose myself to loud volumes nearly as much and yet my symptoms still exist. Now I think I may suffer from some sort of TMJ and that possibly the late nights and loud volumes added the ear fullness symptom but the root problem being the TMJ. I really don't notice buzzing or whirling sounds but sometimes, if background noise is present, I have a hard time hearing people speak. The bad thing is at this very moment in time I have no medical insurance. I wonder if any of you have any advise on specific exercises or medicines I could try? Any helpful links? I wonder how expensive it would be visiting a TMJ specialist without insurance. Any thoughts or advice will help. Thank you.

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