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   Posted 10/26/2008 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I know that one of the things associated with FMS is jaw pain which I get a lot - does anyone get muscle pain in their jaw when they are eating? A lot of the time when I was eating I have to stop or eat really slowly because it hurts. I just stopped and thought of this the other day as being abnormal. Is this just me being weird? :-)
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   Posted 10/26/2008 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Your not weird Leerie-

I get jaw pain when I eat at times and will have to switch sides to eat and eat slower. I do have TMJ and I know that it doesn't help matters. I can get pain in my jaw even when I am not eating also.

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   Posted 10/26/2008 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't think I have tmj, though for years my jaw was slightly out of place. It wasn't until haveing a tooth pulled that it went back in place.

But this is a good topic. I am sure that there are others with this same problem.

And no you are not weird.

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   Posted 10/26/2008 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
You're not weird at all. This can be a common problem with we with fibro. I do have TMJ, though. I have had it for a long time because I used to chew way too much gum. LOL. But, it is a very common thing for those of us with fibro. So don't think that you are weird. This is common.

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   Posted 10/26/2008 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
This has happened to me several times in the last month.  It's very painful and yes I need to slow down and chew on the oposite side of the pain, which is always on the right side.  I have not been diagnosed with TMJ but I do suspect that I have it because this happens to me a lot.  You are not weird at all!

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   Posted 10/26/2008 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I have TMJ, but I've noticed that lately (since my pain and fatigue have gotten worse) my jaw gets tired when I eat.  I'm a very fast eater, but lately it's taking a long time to down anything chewy.
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