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just1morething

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I have high pitched noise in my left ear. I was hoping my diseased left TMJ being replaced would have lessened my tinnitus. Jul 15, 2024 at 1:04 PM

    1. Daniel Lion
      Daniel Lion
      I hope everything works out great. I am praying for success for you. The people who had the surgery? Did they have positive feedback? May 17 th, in about 1 month. I imagine the recovery will be a few months. You'll hopefully end up with less noise and a jaw like Sean Connery, 007. Praying for you buddy
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      2. just1morething
        just1morething
        My surgery is actually about 2 months away. My left ear noise is extreme upon awakening so I can’t wait to have it behind me. I usually try my EarPopper and Ibuprofen to knock down the noise. Thanks buddy for your concerns and advice.
        Mar 15, 2024
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    2. Daniel Lion
      Daniel Lion
      If after careful questioning. Research and weighing up the pros and cons....you conclude it's a go, then do it. I know nothing about bone on bone, it doesn't sound good. I wish I could be more helpful. Spare no expense when it comes to health. We only live once. let us know your thoughts and happenings concerning this, sincerely Daniel
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      2. just1morething
        just1morething
        I’m doing the total jaw replacement surgery on May 17th. My left jaw is shot and there is inflammation. I think the inflammation is causing Eustachian tube dysfunction or possibly eardrum issues. It only causes pain when using my EarPopper. My right jaw is fine. The noise is the worst symptom. Thanks for thoughts and concerns. @Daniel Lion.
        Mar 14, 2024
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      3. just1morething
        just1morething
        I have seen multiple TMJ surgeons. Some think the damaged jaw can cause tinnitus and others don’t. I have talked to a couple people that have had the surgery. It’s much more common in women than men. I decided the noise is so debilitating that the surgery is worth the risk. You’re right you only live once.
        Mar 14, 2024
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    3. Daniel Lion
      Daniel Lion
      Have you read up on people who have had the procedure?! The surgeon sounds positive, all surgeons are generally, they like doing surgery. Is there any NIH data on this procedure and post op results. Have you had a second or third opinion. if he reckons it will stop the noise that's huge. What's his reasoning? Does it make sense to you? Money well spent if it is helpful. Don't worry about the politics,post away ,
    4. Daniel Lion
      Daniel Lion
      Are you apprehensive about surgery? What is TJR, is that the jaw surgery? What have you read about people who have had the surgery? Why the apprehension? Are you scared?
      1. just1morething
        just1morething
        @Daniel Lion, My left TMJ or jaw is bone on bone and a TMJ surgeon in Arkansas thinks a prosthetic TMJ will stop my left ear noise. I’m apprehensive because it’s a major surgery cutting off my upper jaw etc. It is also quite expensive at over $20,000 out of pocket. I hope all is well with you and your family. I guess I should stay out of the politics thread as it’s too divisive. I trust Bill O’ Reilly.
        Mar 13, 2024
    5. just1morething
      just1morething
      Loud head noise and body pain. I didn’t sleep well last night. Still apprehensive about TJR but I paid part of it that’s non-refundable.
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    6. just1morething
      just1morething
      I'm back to my left ear static. Left jaw hurts more so when using my EarPopper.
    7. just1morething
      just1morething
      That Pileated woodpecker made pock marks on my cranium.
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      2. tpj
        tpj
        lol!
        Mar 9, 2024
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    8. just1morething
      just1morething
      My head noise is louder than I want. It actually seems more in my right ear and head. Could my jaw be twisting?
    9. just1morething
      just1morething
      I took Sudafed last night and it helped my tinnitus some. My inflamed left jaw affects my left Eustachian tube.
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    10. just1morething
      just1morething
      There’s a great big Pileated woodpecker outside my window. I think it wants to peck away at my head.
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      2. streifzug
        streifzug
        shoot it!
        Mar 4, 2024
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      3. just1morething
        just1morething
        I love that bird and all the other wiid animals that show up here.
        Mar 4, 2024
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    11. just1morething
      just1morething
      I have jaw surgery scheduled in May. Does anyone else here have worn out jaws? For me it’s just my left where my tinnitus is.
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      2. just1morething
        just1morething
        @Marina Moon, yes I do have pain in my neck and shoulders. From what I understand TMD can cause many body problems. Do you have an oral appliance to use when sleeping? Do you have sleep apnea? I was awake until 5:00 am so I’m not feeling the best today. I don’t really have pain in my jaw except when using my EarPopper. Then I feel pain in my left jaw.
        Mar 11, 2024
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      3. Marina Moon
        Marina Moon
        @just1morething I don't think i have sleep apnea and I don't use an appliance. i'm not entirely sure whether i need one, even though my jaw shifted to the left since june, i have trouble opening my mouth, and it only returns to normal position when I eat. I have bilateral facial pain everyday. I guess it does sound like i need one, but i have alot of back pain, and scoliosis that went undiagnosed for years.
        Mar 11, 2024
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      4. Marina Moon
        Marina Moon
        @just1morething Have you found any relief with your neck and shoulder pain? I have alot of nerve pain down my left arm. Does your ear popper help with your middle ear? My eustachian tubes are definitely inflamed, as they squish and pop all the time. I'm sorry for my influx of messages! I hope you feel better today!
        Mar 11, 2024
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    12. just1morething
      just1morething
      Today diazepam didn’t help my tinnitus. I think it’s more related to my jaw but not positive.
    13. just1morething
      just1morething
      Seems like when I take a diazepam 10mg when I awaken my noise goes down faster.
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      2. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        That's awesome! Hopefully that continues for you!
        Mar 1, 2024
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      3. just1morething
        just1morething
        Awakening noise is always the worse for me.
        Mar 2, 2024
    14. just1morething
      just1morething
      If I don’t use my elastic jaw advancer my left jaw hurts and left ear screams. I can’t wait for surgery.
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    15. just1morething
      just1morething
      After an hour or so noise subsided to a little on my bad jaw side.
    16. just1morething
      just1morething
      Static is horrible. Seems like both ears or head. I wonder if blood pressure pills is causing it?
    17. just1morething
      just1morething
      I always try my EarPopper thinking my left Eustachian tube is inflamed or plugged. I get some pain momentarily in my left jaw.
      1. Marshall
        Marshall
        After getting T I trained my tiny muscles to be able to pop my E tubes without having to blow air lol
        Feb 22, 2024
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    18. just1morething
      just1morething
      I hate waking up to left ear noise. I can’t get back to sleep so I get up.
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    19. just1morething
      just1morething
      The noise in my left ear is unbelievably loud. I can’t believe I’ve had it this long. I’m worried it’s barotrauma caused, not TMJ.
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    20. just1morething
      just1morething
      We all took a quiet head for granted. I thought the worse would be hard of hearing not tinnitus.
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      2. Tryn2BHopeful
        Tryn2BHopeful
        I didn't even know this was possible until it happened.
        Feb 21, 2024
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    21. just1morething
      just1morething
      Tragically 2 young Police Officers and 1 EMT/ Firefighter were killed responding to domestic abuse call in Burnsville, MN. 70 miles away.
    22. just1morething
      just1morething
      My noise seems more centralized in my head now.
      1. ZFire
        ZFire
        Mine has always felt like that .
        Feb 19, 2024
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      2. BrOKeN_1
        BrOKeN_1
        Ditto. Every once in a while the noise will travel left or right but quickly retreats back into the head.
        Feb 19, 2024
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      3. just1morething
        just1morething
        Yeah, I put my Widex in and it seems left again. I’m going to trial & error dropping some prescription meds and supplements I’m taking. I know my left jaw is bad though.
        Feb 19, 2024
    23. just1morething
      just1morething
      I awakened from a nap and I’m petrified my left ear noise is permanent from airplane barotrauma.
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    24. just1morething
      just1morething
      I’ll try skipping my BP pill again today to see if it helps but I think noise is related to my bad jaw. At least I don’t have pain.
    25. just1morething
      just1morething
      I did take my BP pill late afternoon. I got my left TMJ prosthetic in the works. Custom made and takes about 3 months to make in California.
    26. just1morething
      just1morething
      I’m wide awake at 4:00 am and my left ear is screaming. It always starts out in my left ear. Same side as my bad jaw.
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    27. just1morething
      just1morething
      I’m not sure if prescription meds can affect tinnitus or not. It’s trial and error. I realize it’s dangerous to skip prescribed meds.
      1. HearingHell
        HearingHell
        A lot of them can. Antidepressants and benzos are some of the most notorious for worsening tinnitus. Other types can also affect T.
        Feb 17, 2024
    28. just1morething
      just1morething
      My tinnitus was terrible yesterday. I went to a restaurant and had weirdish noises. I didn’t take my BP meds and am better today.
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    29. just1morething
      just1morething
      Static I had all day is highly annoying. I couldn’t concentrate or watch TV.
    30. just1morething
      just1morething
      The inflammation in my Eustachian tubes is likely from my bone on bone jaw. My noise seems lower using Flonase and then using EarPopper.
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
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    Tinnitus Since:
    2008
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    TMJ disorder, airplane barotrauma, noise exposure.
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