Ouch…… My head feels like it is going to come off my shoulders… my neck feels like it is going to snap, and my jaw feels like it is about to lock up at any moment…… on top of my other health issues, I have Temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJD.
It tends to get worse when I am either in a bad flare, or I am really stressed out, and then they all go hand in hand…. fun hey? Not really!! I have been going through a lot of stress these past few weeks, and trying hard to keep my head above water so to speak, but there comes a time when my body just can’t take a whole lot more, and then it starts giving me signals to SLOW DOWN…. and when I don’t listen to the incessant chatter in my ear, it gets louder, and LOUDER, AND LOUDER until I can’t ignore it anymore! And I think I am starting to hit that point…. Ouch…. crap….. my jaw is killing me…. Can someone remove this vice from my temples?…:(
For those who don’t know what TMJD is, this link explains quite a bit. It often goes hand in hand with myofascial pain syndrome, but it can be brought on my a number of things – trauma, grinding or clenching teeth, and even arthritis to name a few.
You will find resouces and more info here.
Do any of you suffer from TMJD? If you do I would love to hear any tips or tricks that you use to get relief! Also, if you do suffer from it, do you suffer from migraines as well?
My honey has given me so many neck and shoulder rubs today, I think I may have to start paying him! 😉 But I am still locked up as tight as I can be…. yikes…… 😦
I hope that no matter where you are and what you are doing that you are doing it with ease!!