anyone else everdo this?

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javamommy77
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   Posted 9/5/2010 11:51 PM (GMT -7)   
SO we're in the middle of moving to a cheaper and better place(not often you get both) i have not done any of the moving because now that i have my pain under control i don't want to mess it up. Anyways i have been dealing with te putting things away and calling to transfer things end.

the first night at my newplace though something very weird happened. the first symptom that disappeared when i started my symbalta was my jaw pain. two nigts agoe though as i was falling asleep my jaw closed and i was basically biting the inside of my lower lip. I knew i was doing it but i think i was too tired to release. All through the night i KNEW i was biting my mouth but in my sleep couldn't stop it

I wokeup about 4 am with my mouth allbloody (of course) and i almost had to pry my mouth openbecause it just wouldn't open. I mean I knew what wasgoing on I knew my mouth was in pain but i had to tottally get myself all relaxed just so my jaw would relax and let go of my mouth. IT WAS sO WIERd!!1

Please tellme i'mnot the only wierdoout there!!!

CajunGrl
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   Posted 9/6/2010 12:10 AM (GMT -7)   
That sounds like TMJ and it can lead to lock jaw. I've had it that bad before. You should probably talk to your dentist and get some muscle relaxers. You may need a splint too.
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   Posted 9/6/2010 5:05 AM (GMT -7)   

After I started Lexapro I had the worst jaw clenching ever...bit raw sores on my lips and inside my cheeks.  I still have ridges from where I chewed.  I went to the dentist and had a very expensive mouth guard made and it gave me canker sores so that is still in the drawer.  Don't know how long you have been on Cymbalta but it should go away with time, if it's the drug causing this.  I am going through it again....now that I have stopped Lexapro.  I am also grinding my teeth.

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javamommy77
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   Posted 9/6/2010 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
oh geeze i meant Savella not cymbalta. Cymbalta made me tired all the time. Well at least someone else has done it. I know jaw problems are a part of this. Yeah I won't even touch the lexapro she tried to give me.

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   Posted 9/6/2010 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Were you sleeping in a different position, maybe on the other side of the bed? When my pillows are arranged differently, or I sleep in a different bed, I have more jaw problems.

When I fall asleep on the couch, my jaw locks. If I fall asleep sitting up, my jaw dislocates and I have to ease it back into place.

I had mouth guards many years ago and they didn't help. I chewed through the first one and wore it out in about 6 months. The second was even worse, I actually bit through it and almost choked on a piece of it. My current dentist wants me to try one again when we finish all the expensive work I need. At least he listens and wants to work with me.

Before I fall asleep, I arrange my pillows so that my head and neck are in the proper position and I find that I don't bite myself nearly as much. Yes, I move around but I think my sub-conscience knows to move the pillows so I don't eat my cheeks.

CajunGrl
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   Posted 9/6/2010 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Dagger,

Same thing happens with me. If I lay on my side, my jaw relaxes and I tend to grind and clinch. If I am sitting up a little more, I don't do either. I've had to wear a splint even now after braces because I grinded down some of my teeth. That's how hard I would grind and clinch my teeth at night. I exposed a nerve on my eye touch at the bottom and it hurt so bad. The orthodontist told me that braces would help but they didn't.

Java- If you are actually grinding your teeth, you should get something so you don't wear your teeth down. You can even pick up a mouth guard a walmart and mold it to your teeth. It is very inexpensive.
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