Seems a Miracle Cure (TMJ Splint)

Discussion in 'Support' started by Mad maggot, Nov 2, 2015.

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    1. Mad maggot
      Breezy

      Mad maggot Member

      Location:
      New zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      seven years of shaking vision and loud noise in my ear driving me insane and only three months after getting my TMJ splint this hell is almost completely gone. I'm not saying everyone with T needs a TMJ splint. Obviously T is caused by many different things. But I must say I'm one of the lucky ones then! Scans showed my skull was deformed, not by trauma as I had once thought but from birth. A great doctor had a porcelain splint made for my mouth. It looks hideous! I do not care!!! I didn't know if it would have any affect at all on my symptoms but if nothing else I hoped it would enable me to eat properly.
      Well my Geiger counter in my left ear that used to be loud enough to drown out speech and my vision that would jump and twist exactly in time with the stupid noise IS ALMOST COMPLETELY GONE. I can go a couple or even three days without any symptoms or when I do get them it's for up to five seconds, much quieter and my vision no longer bounces around so violently that I want to throw up. And if not days, I go for hours between these episodes which last merely seconds now.
      It barely bothers me at all. If this is as good as it gets I'm over the moon.
      Anyone considering a TMJ splint - investigate it with a good TMJ specialist and see if it might be the answer for you.
       
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    2. jeannie
      Stressed

      jeannie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise-induced, Ear Infection, Medication... Who knows?
      Congrats!!! I had a repositioning splint made then it was a flat plane splint but I'm afraid it's going to make things worse...may I ask if you had any jaw noises?(crunching,clicking,ect...)also what kind of a splint you have??and what kind of dentist you seen?also do you have to wear it 24/7? Is there any way you can post a pic of your splint?how long have you been wearing it? Thank you and sorry for so many questions!!!!
       
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    3. jeannie
      Stressed

      jeannie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise-induced, Ear Infection, Medication... Who knows?
      Sorry I see 3 months...do you have tinnitus in both ears??
       
    4. Mad maggot
      Breezy

      Mad maggot Member

      Location:
      New zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Both ears I think but right ear doesn't bother me. Quiet and I would never notice it unless I listen carefully. Left ear has loud click, also humming and hiss. The click is bothersome as it shakes my vision around.
      I wear the splint all night and all day. I saw the top TMJ guy in this part of the world. I'm in New Zealand. image.jpeg
      My splint is porcelain
       
    5. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      How are you getting along with the splint ?
      Did he advise you wear it all the time ?..lots of love glynis
       
    6. Mad maggot
      Breezy

      Mad maggot Member

      Location:
      New zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I'm still improving every day but if I improved no more than this I'm still over the moon. Barely hear the click any longer and when I do my vision is often unaffected at all and the noise is so quiet. When it does shake my vision it's only mildly and it doesn't bother me.
       
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    7. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Great news Mad maggot....lots of love glynis
       
    8. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      hey @Mad maggot, I am so happy to hear how well this is working for you! I hope your improvement continues, and may you return to your happy life :)
       
    9. Blackbird26

      Blackbird26 Member

      Great news! First time I've heard of a porcelain splint. I would travel to New Zealand if I thought this could help me. Since all my issues are tmjd that is my goal now to find help..It's the only chance I have..my pain is so becoming intolerable along with my H and T symptoms.. (H flares) Thanks for posting. .

      p.s interesting profile name haha
       
    10. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      1447974501183.jpg Mine is clear plastic and had it years.
      I have been Referred for the third time in December as had jaw problems 34 years now....love porcelain one but glad mine can't be seen...lots of love glynis
       
    11. jeannie
      Stressed

      jeannie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise-induced, Ear Infection, Medication... Who knows?
      Madmaggot, did you have an mri on jaws to see what was wrong ? or any kind of testing? ive never seen one like your either... i have one like above but it has a wire inside of it... and glynis'harbon, is that a repositioning splint or flat plane one?? i cant tell by the picture? thanks!!
       
    12. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi jeannie,
      Mine is a positioning one ...lots of love glynis
       
    13. Dina

      Dina Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/16
      How is ur t still gone
       
    14. whale
      No Mood

      whale Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/25/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Myofascial crap Bruxism, a jackhammer, stress who knows
      My doc said my jaw was all messed up but thought the issue to address was fluid. He maid a splint I get just to stop my clenching. I asked for a repositioning splint but he said I needed to reduce my inflammation first, so the night guard wad is just for that. He said after perhaps metal braces.
       

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