TMJ

Discussion in 'Support' started by Ilija, Feb 1, 2015.

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    1. Ilija
      Breezy

      Ilija Member

      Location:
      Jagodina, Serbia
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud gig/year of loud headphone usage.
      Hi guys, been a while since I posted or even came here.
      Generally here's how it's been going for me.
      -Tinnitus decreased, rarely if ever hear ringing anymore even if I plug my ears
      -Sound sensitivity still annoying, found out it's caused my loud noises it's not recruitment I'm guessing it's some form of hyperacusis or something to do with the limbic system and anxiety as some sounds come and go some are less than normal talking volume some are even less none of them are loud so I'm pretty sure it's not sound sensitivity, seems to get better when I'm not caring/monitoring them.
      Just now I've realized just how low my Tinnitus is, while my PC is running with all it's sound sensitivity induced humming it's pretty hard to hear it.
      -Still got some hyperacusis, loud conversations like 85-90 dB in small spaces bother me not sure if I had this before but I'm not sure probably did but didn't notice.

      The big thing is I got myself TMJ or I had it not sure, but basically sometimes the part of the jaw that moves around hurts a bit, I have a mild headache at the top of my head at times, plus I don't know whether this is caused my TMJ or not but I hear this really really low hum at night which I didn't have even after the Tinnitus.
      A while back I had an attack if you will, my left ear popped and for an hour all sounds made my left ear ring but that went away and thank God it hasn't come back since.
      Someone said this might be TMJ or TTTS-which I also have but very very mild my ears flutter if I put something on them otherwise I'm cool.
      Just wanted to ask where should I go about seeing what I have, I read that TMJ in most cases just leaves if you don't aggravate it.
      Also I've noticed a funny thing that I've had since this began, if I put my ear in a certain position between something somewhat loud sounds make this kind of thing where I swear I can hear the hearing cells shake, might just be the TTTS or something, anyone have this-know what it is?
      Also I've noticed that when I widely open my jaw it clicks at the left side, also when I lie jaw first on my arm or something after a while I feel some pressure in the ears, that TMJ too-this I've had since the Tinnitus began maybe even before, maybe I've always had something funny with my jaw it's just that the teeth grinding set it off.

      That's about it, the Tinnitus on it's own has been decreasing, when I wake up in the morning and plug my ears it's 85% humming I've always had the inner you sounds and 15% or even less the Tinnitus which isn't even rings just somewhat air pipe sounds, so I'm generally pleased that it's still coming down and even though I'm trying to accept it I'm still hoping just a bit that it'll go away, for me if the sound sensitivity/hyperacusis were to go away the Tinnitus I have now would be a non issue it's ordinary to me at that point that at times I forget I have Tinnitus.

      So that's pretty much it, TMJ what is it? what should I do? and also I'd like to hear what you think about the whole hyperacusis thing? does it rarely leave or is it ordinary in Tinnitus (I don't like the word sufferers, yes it can be terrible but it just brings out negative emotion) and just leaves after a while, same for the at times being able to hear hair cells shaking.
       
    2. SleeplessSoul
      Insomnious

      SleeplessSoul Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2014
      I have tmj and the awful low hum. Three months. Not sure of exact cause of hum but have been told it's the jaw.
      I can only open my mouth a little bit.
      Also have neck problems with severe tightness which in turn aggravates the jaw muscles. I am only three months into this awful sound so I don't know what will work.
      I am sorry you developed jaw issues on top of t. They seem to all be connected and difficult to treat.
      I will post if I have any luck in stopping the hum.
       
    3. Carlos1

      Carlos1 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Boston
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Root Canal
      Have you considered Botox or tmj surgery? I had the surgery and went from 20 cm opening to 42
       
    4. @Carlos1 , 20 cms that´s a big mouth ;). Celtics need to step up a little in the third quarter

      I had botox injections in my masseter muscles 3 months ago and they really helped against my pain that i had and the tightness
       
    5. SleeplessSoul
      Insomnious

      SleeplessSoul Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2014
      My oral surgeon said I was a poor candidate for Botox because after the lidocaine/steroid injections in my scm, jaw , masseter and trap , I couldn't lift my head up for an hour after the procedure.
      I have not discussed surgery at all.
      Both great ideas. Am seeing him this week and will discuss. Thank you.
       
    6. Carlos1

      Carlos1 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Boston
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Root Canal
      Hey @Nick the Swede guess it's mm not cm lol.....yeah I can open my mouth much better now but my masseter muscles are still very sore and I'm actually considering the Botox injections.....Nick the shots worked for you then ?
      Yeah the Green are starting all over again going to be a long road back I think.
       
    7. @Carlos, Yes it took a lot of the pain and the soreness away, i am still streching the jaw and neck. Botox is not a long term solution but could be very useful to break a circle of pain and tension in my opinion.
       
    8. jeannie
      Stressed

      jeannie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise-induced, Ear Infection, Medication... Who knows?
      has anyone had an mri on the jaw joints? to see if disc are displaced? I was told I have tmj and had k7 done and tensing and a 3000 mouthpiece made, and after my first adjustment seemed to make tinnitus almost unbearable, so now ive got to go back for another adjustment ,which is an hour and half away. I am not wearing splint most of time, I will put in for awhile then take out I don't know which way to turn now.. hope im not doing any damage... but I don't want louder tinnitus, I want to make sure my joint is messd up before I damage something else?
       

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