Hello am new here and wonder if anyone has these symptoms? It all started just over one year ago now when i had 3 teeth extracted by sedation method. When i started to go through recovery process i suffered pain in jaw and just put this down to having the number of extractions. I then moved house a few weeks later and didn't get a dental checkup until nearly 6 months later. Since having my check up that found no dental procedures required from my X-rays i became concerned as was my dentist because of restrictions to not being able to open my mouth to its full without pain, she then referred me to the hospital and finally i have my appointment next week! The pains are so varied the whole of my jaw, side of face including cheeks, my throat, neck, migraines regular, pains around my sinuses, and a weird sensational stinging pain at the back of my head so much so that my hair stings when touched! All these symptoms are worse on the most painful side of face, i have lost over half a stone in weight probably due to lack of eating because i cant 'bite' or 'chew' without pain!
The doctor put me onto sleeping pills which have stopped working and i cant sleep without pain in my head and face when on pillow so end up tossing and turning all night now! The doctor agreed with me (i googled my symptoms) saying he is convinced its TMJD! What i am more worried about is that nothing can be done to fix this! Has anyone come through this please?
Update from my hospital visit folks!
It is TMJD after having X-rays the Dr is convinced by my symptoms and the results of examination but to make sure she has organised an MRI so that she can get a clearer picture than with the X-rays. So should get an appointment for that in 4 weeks time i have then got an appointment in 6 weeks time to go back to see hospital for my results of the MRI. The hospital dr gave me some gentle mouth exercises to do until we meet in 6 weeks time. When i came out of hospital i said to myself 'yes, i was right!' So although i am still in pain i feel i am starting to get some answers, so will update in 6 weeks time after next hospital appointment folks!