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hezzer926
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   Posted 4/10/2009 3:08 PM (GMT -7)   
When I chew something like almonds, i feel a tightness on both sides of my head near my temples.. almost like a rubber band is put around my head making it tight.. anyone else?

CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/10/2009 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Hezzer,

I've already told you this but to me, this all sounds like TMJ. You can actually grind your teeth and not know it. Of course, I'm not a doctor but it would be something to check into. For me, I had problems with tightness in my face, especially when chewing. Not in my temples but I don't see why it can't affect that area since that part moves when you chew. I even had ear problems. A dentist can tell if you are grinding or not.

Speaking of almonds, I need to get some. Eating eggs all the time is getting old. Blah!
Have a blessed day!


alfers
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   Posted 4/11/2009 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hezzer -
I had pretty bad TMJ from lyme, which went away with treatment. I used to get horrible pain in my jaw and then a raging headache if I ate something hard like pretzels or nuts. A dentist will probably tell you its TMJ and urge you to buy a really expensive nightguard (a hard plastic mouth guard that protects your teeth from grinding while you sleep). I did this, but I found that only treating the lyme made the TMJ better.
Lyme and co-infections since approximately 2002. Diagnosed in 2005. Treated for two years solid. Diagnosed with Lymphomatoid Papulosis in October 2007. Currently back on abx.

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