Off track

Recently experiencing TMD which is what I attribute to de-stresing and detoxing.  Cause listed on are:

What Causes TMD?

The cause of TMD is not clear, but dentists believe that symptoms arise from problems with the muscles of the jaw or with the parts of the joint itself.

Injury to the jaw, temporomandibular joint, or muscles of the head and neck – such as from a heavy blow or whiplash – can cause TMD. Other possible causes include:

  • Grinding or clenching the teeth, which puts a lot of pressure on the TMJ
  • Dislocation of the soft cushion or disc between the ball and socket
  • Presence of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in the TMJ
  • Stress, which can cause a person to tighten facial and jaw muscles or clench the teeth

I am clenching!

Okay.  So I have to take pain killers to get through the day and often the pain shoots through the best beta blockers and pain of a thousand needles pierce my teeth.  In four seconds, it dulls and I am left dreading the next one and wiped out, miserable for being miserable at the best time of my life!

The dentist and MD and specialist all say it is TMD and I need YOGA!  Unfortunately, I am loopy with pain killers (okay, it is just Advil, but I have not taken pills for several months, consequently, my stomach is upset and I am sleepy).  I have a bite guard.   I use warm moist heat.  Still, I am just getting through the day.

So, I am determined to fix this my way!  Food and holistic remedies!  Any ideas out there?


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