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TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint Message Board


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Ear pain
Apr 16, 2011
Does your ear hurt more when your sinuses act up with this TMJ disorder? I went to the doctor with a throat, sinus thing and was certain I had an ear infection, but did not. When my sinuses act up the jaw, ear thing is worse. Does anyone else get this too?
Re: Ear pain
Apr 16, 2011
When my upper respiratory issues act up, it throws things out of whack for me. With my TMJ, it worsens the muscle spasms causing more ear pain for me that can get quite severe at times. My ENT has given me a standing prescription for a muscle relaxant and a tri-cyclic antidepressant (very low dose). Both of these are intended to help my muscles relax some. They leave it up to me to to figure out which will help more at the time. A couple months ago, I still went back to my ENT because I could have sworn the pain was from an infection it hurt so much. Turns out that it was just the muscle spasms. It is hard to tell what is causing the pain when it is so bad.

Also, sinus pain has a traditional symptom of jaw/teeth pain even for those who don't have TMJ. I've had that problem for about 15 years and only had TMJ for about 2 years.
Re: Ear pain
Apr 18, 2011
I did the neti last week and couldnt' believe how clogged up I was. I wondered if the solution was ever going to come out! It helped for the moment, but was short lived. I am on day 3 of my antibiotic and still not feeling great. Sinuses still blocked and the ear, temple, jaw pain is just as bad as ever. It's getting old.....
Re: Ear pain
Apr 18, 2011
[QUOTE=tmrots;4733558]I did the neti last week and couldnt' believe how clogged up I was. I wondered if the solution was ever going to come out! It helped for the moment, but was short lived. I am on day 3 of my antibiotic and still not feeling great. Sinuses still blocked and the ear, temple, jaw pain is just as bad as ever. It's getting old.....[/QUOTE]


Lol, yeah this is certainly getting old. I want to just take a bottle brush and shove it into my ear to scratch it. I had to take my ambien last night just to get a little sleep, it was itching so intensely.





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