Sophie, I just read through your thread, I'm SO sorry to hear about your troubles! I have back pain at this time, but I had severe TMJ before, I understand mouth pain a good bit, so with your description, I was truly able to understand your story, OUCH!! I'm sorry! And seriously, I've heard this from MANY people too, mouth pain is one of the WORST pains a person can go through! I actually just posted on another thread about my past problems with TMJ, weird to think about after all these years! I still get the pain, but not as bad, I get bad migraines still, but I'm thinking it's from pain and stress, but the pain that I went through from the TMJ (from a doctor dislocating my jaw during wisdom teeth extraction (which I had 5 of, believe it or not!) and they never told me they did this, I found out years later when I saw a Maxiofacial!) that it used to keep me up at night, and I would moan and cry in SUCH pain, and I have a HIGH tolerance to pain! I'm SO sorry that you have to go through such a thing!
And definitely, keep that sense of humor!! Laughter is the best medicine, unless you're laughing so hard it hurts!! LOL!! Talking trash cans, that's great! I'm glad that you are better from that though too! I used to date a guy that was bipolar, and it's very hard to go through, I'm sorry! Vent all you want, that is why we are ALL here, we need some help, we need some support, and we need relief!! You ARE in the right place!!
Sounds to me that the B Vitamin was your problem, I'm not a doc, but I have medical background, not to say I'm right, whatsoever!! But from the sounds of it, if you were deficient in B Vits, taking them would start immediately because you process Vits pretty quickly! And that would bring your levels of B back up quickly!! So, that could be part of the solution there! But continue to follow your docs instuctions and best wishes for a full recovery of relief! Thanks for sharing your story!! BMS is not that uncommon, so please don't feel weird or bad about talking about it or venting, and if people don't know, well, more of a chance to educate people on it, so they understand! People don't really truly understand chronic pain though, even I knew what it was, but it's just a word and symptom in the medical profession, they've never experienced that kind of pain before, or truly know what it means to have CP!! So, keep your head up, I know it's very hard, but think positively, no matter what!! Positivity is VERY helpful! Once you get the hang of it, you'll enjoy life a little more, though you can't always enjoy what you used to!! LOL!
Best wishes to you and all, and hope that relief isn't far from reach!!