Hi Everyone, So as I approach my six-month milestone of having had constant, persistent Tinnitus, I reflect on my journey thus far and thought I would ask for thoughts on any of you who are suffering from TMJ-caused Tinnitus. Back in November '14, a week after my Tinnitus started, I was diagnosed immediately by an ENT at Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary in Boston with having Tinnitus "caused by TMJ." She was adamant about her diagnosis, even when I challenged that it seemed to have come out of the blue. She concluded that it would "get better with time, but ultimately, will wax and wane." That phrase really stuck with me. In denial for several months, I explored numerous avenues - did Brain MRI, Brain MRA, Chest and Abdominal CT Scans, all of which returned perfectly normal. I even focused on Eustachian Tube Dysfunction as a potential cause, after trying @engineerLA's highly-successful anti-inflammatory protocol, but the effects were really incremental and short-lived. Finally in January, I experienced a breakthrough -- Prednisone caused my Tinnitus to disappear entirely. The effect was short-lived, but it proved to me that inflammation was at the root cause of my Tinnitus. Throughout January and February, I experimented with a number of anti-inflammatory routines and procedures, and started to notice habituation beginning to kick-in. I could focus past the Tinnitus, no longer needed sleep aides at night, and could generally ignore it more and more for most of the day. But it is still there, all of the time. Finally, on February 26, my dentist confirmed the TMJ diagnosis -- though qualified it by saying that "head, neck, and shoulder" muscles were likely to blame. It was a diagnosis that was backed up by my neurologist and my chiropractor, all of whom started to provide me with targeted physical therapy to improve my nightly sleep and reduce the intensity of Tinnitus. Throughout March and April, I started wearing a custom orthotic (a night guard) to treat my clenching (not grinding) jaw, and started taking anti-spasmodic supplements (mostly magnesium, sometimes cat's claw). I've since noticed significant improvements in my tinnitus - but (no surprise) it has started to wax and wane. By this, I mean, that it seems like some days, the Tinnitus is barely there -- and it's almost gone for the entire day, around a 1/10 or 2/10. Other days, it's as loud as it's ever been, never lower than a 4/10 and often spiking to 7/10. This protocol has never caused the Tinnitus to totally disappear, however. How many of you suffer from this sort of "waxing and waning" effect if you have TMJ-caused tinnitus? How has it been diagnosed, and what sort of treatment options have you explored? I'm going to be returning to my dentist, and I'm on the hunt for a really good TMJ specialist but -- just like ENT's who know about Tinnitus, the "TMJ specialist" racket is filled with pretenders who have no clue what they're doing, so it's a bit of a minefield. Any thoughts, perspectives, and opinions you may have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!