Hello! I was recently diagnosed with with TMJ & ES by my ENT & a dentist that specializes in TMJ. I have the following common symptoms: jaw & ear pain, stiffness, throat discomfort, tinnitus/ears feel clogged, headaches, eye strain, vertigo. HOWEVER, my headaches are quite severe and frequent (daily). I’ve experienced migraine headaches since I’ve been 12… I’m currently 31.
My headache sensations as of recently are much more unique now. My head feels hot, tingles & often “pulsates.” I’ve also been experiencing some pain & tingling going down my arm, into my hands, and feet. Is this “normal,” or should I be concerned about any blood vessel compression? *Side note: I was diagnosed with Raynauds at 15 as well. I’ve had a series of tests preformed including a mouth X-ray, and CT scan of my sinuses. Do I need an MRI? I feel like I have health anxiety due to the pain & recent diagnoses. I don’t want to ignore any potential serious symptoms, though.
Is surgery the best option for treatment? I’ve been taking ibuprofen, doing the stretches my specialists have recommended, and I’ll be receiving my Nightguard at the end of the month. The daily pain & discomfort is getting to me. I know this is just the beginning, but I’m desperate for relief! Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.