Thanks for understanding that I didn't mean anything negative toward you. Remember I and the rest of us here are also in pain, and if you read a lot of our stories (mine included) you'll see the challenges we have finding decent doctors. And like you, we all want solutions badly, too. I wanted one so badly I ended up having back surgery that didn't do one thing to improve leg and foot nerve pain that I've had for nearly 4 years since a bad fall. So I understand your frustration, and desire to not take any more meds than you need. And your wish to be pain free and not have to take any of these meds - I still feel that way! But the reality is for me and many of us the pain is not going away, and we've got to decide between options we don't like. I hope you have better solutions and that your pain can end with the tmj treatment.