JAw pain and Fibro?

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Tracy Boesse
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   Posted 5/19/2010 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone I am a newbie but have been watching your site on occasion.   I have been diagnosed with fibro and now have recently been having alot of pain in my jaw.  I have not had this problem before and cannot get it to subside.  I am currently on celexa for 2 weeks now and have not noticed a difference other than my jaw hurting.   Has anyone had this problem???   Thanks in advance
Tracy (sayblemae)

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   Posted 5/19/2010 7:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I have a lot of jaw pain having been diagnosed with TMJ, which is common with fibromyalgia.

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   Posted 5/19/2010 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had bouts with it and I find a heating pad very helpful.
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   Posted 5/19/2010 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Question, I had a heating pad on my face last night.... is the pain like muscle tighting?

Tracy Boesse
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   Posted 5/19/2010 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   
i do use a heating pad and use tramadol for pain but this feels like really tight muscles in my jaw its awful!!

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   Posted 5/19/2010 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Tracy, and welcome!  You could be grinding your teeth in your sleep and then it affects the muscles.  This is one of the causes of TMJ, if that is what is going on.  Check with your dentist.  If this is TMJ, many times there is a mouth appliance that they make that you can wear at night to prevent you from grinding your teeth.  That, in turn, can help with the muscle pain.
Be sure to check out Fibro 101...the second thread on the forum.  There are links to good info about fibro and you will learn a lot.
I'm glad you found us and joined in.  Let us know what you find out.  Hope to hear more from  you soon.
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   Posted 5/19/2010 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I think my jaw pain is more of the arthritis as the joint itself swells and everything in the face moves including the teeth crunching
together and nasal cavity crunching. Neato.

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   Posted 5/20/2010 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I also have been diagnosed with tmj. It can be a real pain. (No pun intended.) Mine also sets off my trigeminal neuralgia, which means I will also have nerve pain up and down the side of my face at the same time. Its horrific. Heating pads help, as well as NSAIDs like ibuprofen or aleve. Acupuncture helped mine alot too. I agree though, make sure your medicine isn't causing it. Some medicines have horrible side effects, and you ALWAYS need to let your dr know what is going on!

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   Posted 6/6/2010 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I have jaw pain and also feel like the inside of my cheeks are inflamed. My dentist made me an appliance that I sleep with and it has helped. Sometimes, when I forget it for a few days, I can really feel the difference. I also feel like my gums get inflamed. I also have lupus so I can get inflamation anywhere. I know that inflamation is our enemy.
Good luck!
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