Wow! Thanks Janet! Yes my left trapezius is super tight. The odd thing is these headaches go away and then come back out of no where! When they come back they last for weeks 24/7. It seems that getting my top second back infected molar set this cycle off and it is so intense! I have prescription meds that I'm rather scared to try but I know if things don't get better I'll have to try it (amitryptiline is the one recommended). Do you think OC is a Lyme symptom or maybe the Lyme aggravates it. I used to have headaches that would happen once every other month or so but since having my atlas adjusted 2 years ago it sent me into 3 months of non stop pain! I just hope this round doesn't last so long. I will look into trigger point therapy and get that device you talked about. Thanks so much!
tony or tonya? If it's the latter the headaches once every other month could be hormone related. Very common in women.
TMJ or any bite related tension can easily occur when you have dental work done on your back teeth. Go back to your dentist and have him check your bite. A mouthguard may make all the difference for you. It's very likely that with the stress and pain of Lyme you are either grinding or clenching your teeth when you sleep. This is hard to explain but you can stand in front of a mirror and slowly
open your mouth as wide as possible and close it very slowly. When you do this watch yourself and it's likely you will see your jaw weave quickly back and forth to one side. If it does that (you'll know it if you see it)
open your mouth as wide as you can again but this time place your hand gently against your cheek and jaw exerting slight pressure and slowly close it. If it's out of whack it will but it back in. Repeat with your hand on the other cheek. You'll learn to know when it feels out or that the pain and headache is from being out of alignment.