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TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint Message Board


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I have been light headed for over 3 yrs. I have been to ever doctor and everything is good thank goodness. I have been told I have TMJ by an oral surgeon and I was on anti inflammatory and muscle relaxants for a month and my muscles calmed down but the light headedness never went away. I keep looking for an answer but I am back to TMJ. I am trying acupuncture and cupping from a good Chinese doctor but I am also trying hypnotism and bio feedback to learn how to calm my muscles, especially in my face. Does anybody have any other suggestions, success stories that went the same route as I am going and can anybody tell me when the light headiness will go away?
[QUOTE=rocksolid;5308263]I have been light headed for over 3 yrs. I have been to ever doctor and everything is good thank goodness. I have been told I have TMJ by an oral surgeon and I was on anti inflammatory and muscle relaxants for a month and my muscles calmed down but the light headedness never went away. I keep looking for an answer but I am back to TMJ. I am trying acupuncture and cupping from a good Chinese doctor but I am also trying hypnotism and bio feedback to learn how to calm my muscles, especially in my face. Does anybody have any other suggestions, success stories that went the same route as I am going and can anybody tell me when the light headiness will go away?[/QUOTE]
I have been dizzy and light headed off and on for the last year. For me I looked up tmj massages that focuses on the facial and neck muscles that seems to work very well for me. I also do yoga that helps to learn to relax your mind and body. Every once in a while in need to take motion sickness medication to help. I have not tried a chiropractor yet but I now someone that has vertigo and that relieves the dizziness so that may help as well. Also I have found that my diet also plays a large role in my dizziness if I remain on my soft food diet all the muscles tend to feel fine but if i break down and decide to eat something that takes a lot of work with my jaw those muscles tend to tighten up and the dizziness comes back. It really comes down to lots of experimenting. Try a self massage before bed and when you get up. Good luck any questions feel free to ask. Dizziness and being light headed is the pits.
I just picked up my mouth piece last night and it felt pretty good. I really want the light headedness to calm down and go away. I am doing acupuncture, bio feedback, massage every night, trying to eat soft foods. I am also doing some Tai Chi on and off.Thanks for the responses, it really helps me mentally because I have tried so many different things and I am just hoping that this is the problem. I asked my dentist yesterday about how my oral surgeon said that if after a month of muscle relaxants and anti inflammatory and I still felt the dizziness then it was not the TMJ and he said he would agree. I hope they are both wrong and maybe it takes longer then 1 month for things to calm down once things are not so swollen.
Re: "my oral surgeon said that if after a month of muscle relaxants and anti inflammatory and I still felt the dizziness then it was not the TMJ" - muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatory have nothing to do with TMJ (TMD) diagnosis. Very few professionals understand TMJ-D. You should get a second opinion from a TMJ-D dentist, but remember there are a few schools of thought and don't believe everything you hear from your primary dentist. Find a TMJ specialist.





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