Hi Kay 84,
I just saw your message. Just to say definitely try Grindcare if you can before you have the botox!
I have been there! 15 yrs of pain, sleep probs and all sorts of muscle issues caused by bruxism and tried everything ! I was close to botox and actually met several specilalists to discuss options, but delayed it as I was unsure and was glad i did. From lots of research its seems it MAY help initally in the short term( came across many cases where its not helped people at all ), or the relief /improvement is short term and after a time you build up a tolerance to it , and end up killing the nerves in the muscles making it a lot harder to treat the bruxism in the future .Definitely chat with gizmo girl as she has actually been down that road and can give you a more informed advice.
If there is anyway you can try Grindcare before then I am pretty confident it would help and avoid doing the botox. After trying all sorts treatments over the years its the one thing that has really helped me (massively !) .
its a shame its slow to establish itself in the US ,as here its easy to get ho,d of with out prescription ,and the support is very good! My advice would be to google Medotech (the company that makes grindcare ) and call them in Denmark direct. Explain the issue you are having trouble getting clear information or access to a grindcare device in the US ! i am pretty sure they will want to know this and will help put you in touch with some where ,where you can get a Grindcare device to trial. I'd say if you can give yourself 2 weeks two try Grindcare you probably won;'t want to go ahead with the botox. Keep me posted and feel free to ask anymore questions and I will try and help if i can.