To be honest, I am not sure if TMJ syndrome is related to Crohn's or not. There is a newer nightguard out there and I use it--it is the NTI nightguard and it has really helped me out as far as TMJ related pain goes. It keeps you from both clenching AND grinding. It also reduces migraines. My jaw will hurt from time to time but nothing like before!
I believe there is a website for the NTI and it links you to different dentists in the area that can make it for you. You also get it in the same day which is really nice!
Good luck to you and let me know how it goes! TMJ problems are NOT fun!
I am very hopeful that this is something we can take. I wonder if since the ibuprofen does not go through our digestive system if we could use it? I have terrible lower back pain and Tylenol does nothing for it!
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...
IbuCream™ is a novel topical pain relieving cream available over-the-counter that contains a proprietary compound called ViaDerm FMG™. Spine and pain specialists may recommend the use of a topical pain-reliever to help relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, neck or low back sprain/strain, whiplash, muscular and joint pain, spasms, and some types of nerve pain.
I do not believe that this is anything to be used on the pain of Crohn's disease but would be helpful for the arthirtic component of the disease. I would never use it for anything other than what is listed above without talking to your physician. It would not be safe.