Hi ! I'm New to Tinnitus and I'd Appreciate Some of Your Thoughts...

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by miss_todd, Aug 26, 2015.

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    1. miss_todd
      Bookworm

      miss_todd Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure yet...
      Hi everyone

      To give you a bit of my background and why I'm here....I'm a 25yr old woman and I've had a bad back since the end of April, seen an osteopath and physio privately for 4 weeks to no avail, got referred by GP to osteopath but no great improvement so osteopath referred me back to musculoskeletal clinic (she suspects bulging c5 disk in my neck) and am now waiting for an mri (booked for 22nd sept). 3 weeks ago I noticed an aching jaw one morning, I guessed I was grinding my teeth at night due to anxiety so went to see my dentist who said I probably was grinding my teeth and fitted me with a mouth guard which I picked up a week later. The guard hasnt helped with my jaw pain at all, I can't open my mouth wide enough to eat normally or eat hard foods. I also began a course of antibiotics (prescribed for an infected piercing) the day my tinnitus started (13.8.2015). I am wondering if there is any link between my neck/jaw problems and the tinnitus starting? Could the antibiotics have anything to do with it?

      Saw my GP on Monday, going back again next Monday for a hearing test.

      Any advice would be greatly received.

      Thank you for taking the time to read this!
       
    2. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Welcome to TT. You may have TMJ issue. Please see your doctor to get referral to see a TMJ specialist.
       
    3. miss_todd
      Bookworm

      miss_todd Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure yet...
      Hi Billie

      Thank you for your reply. Do you have a TMJ issue yourself?
       
    4. Quentino
      Tired

      Quentino Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Decrease of Hearing i presume.
      Hi miss todd

      your T is probably linked xith your jaw problems. Even if some antibiotics can cause T, the fact that it appeared the same day as the beginning of your treatment seems strange, too quick for me. But i can be wrong.

      Hope you'll get better soon.
       
    5. miss_todd
      Bookworm

      miss_todd Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure yet...
      Thanks for your message Quentino. I'm not sure whether to see my dentist or doctor about this - anyone with TMJ experience have any suggestions?
       
    6. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      I don't have TMJ myself. But after reading years of forum posts, your symptoms seem to point to TMJ issue. Perhaps you start a thread in the main Support Forum with a TMJ title, like "Do I have a TMJ problem?" and invite people with TMJ to comment on it. They will be able to give you advice based on their experience.
       
    7. miss_todd
      Bookworm

      miss_todd Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure yet...
      Will do, thank you Billie.
       
    8. miss_todd
      Bookworm

      miss_todd Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure yet...
      Hi all! I went to the dentist today and he has referred me to the hospital re: tmd problem. Feeling hopeful!
       

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