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Too much T3 causing TMJ?

Pinkie-pie2
Pinkie-pie2

I have a new symptom of TMJ and it is keeping me awake at night as my jaw feels out of alignment when lying down. It is also affecting me when eating, it’s not painful, but is uncomfortable to chew. This is new since being on NDT and my T3 has gone up to just over the range, so may be significant? Overall I feel better, but have to stay on a low dosage as the higher one also gives me palpitations. Can I do anything about this? Do I need to go to the dr or the dentist? Thanks.

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TMj?

Pinkie-pie2
Pinkie-pie2 in reply to Aurealis

Not sure if the full name but it can also be a thyroid symptom that effects the jawbone joint, it kind of clicks out of alignment.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Aurealis
Aurealis in reply to Pinkie-pie2

Oh, I didn’t know that was a thing. I have had that too! Think it could be high T3 as it makes muscles weak in too high a dose. Think I’d try to get rid of it on correct dose first, as neither dr or dentist will admit it could be thyroid related, and I try to avoid any interventions possible, in case it interacts with thyroid meds or lands me in hospital where they would mess up my thyroid meds, I suspect...

Pinkie-pie2
Pinkie-pie2 in reply to Aurealis

I am on a very low dose of NDT. When I raised it, I got palpitations, so have been advised to keep the low dose. Can TMJ go away I wonder, or does it stay? It is annoying rather than painful at the moment. Don’t know what to do...

Aurealis
Aurealis in reply to Pinkie-pie2

May be worth looking up palpitations on this site as they’re a non- specific symptom

Pinkie-pie2
Pinkie-pie2 in reply to Aurealis

They can be caused when raising NDT.

Do you clench and grind too? The dentist will probably suggest you use a mouth guard. The doc will suggest painkillers. Why not try some stretching and/ or relaxing exercises for jaw. They help me to be more comfortable at night (I clench 😬).

SlowDragon
SlowDragonAdministrator

A mouth guard at night can help with grinding or clenching

I don’t think I do. I asked Hubby and he said that I don’t.

Been there, done that and wore the t-shirt - I had TMJ for years and had mouth guards (soft and hard), done stretching exercises etc. I would venture a guess it can definitely be connected with Hashi's but there is also a clear connection with posture and muscle tension. My TMJ is disappearing now when I have finally found a McTimonny chiropractic who is working on my jaw and foot (there is often a connection with another part of the body) and I know in the USA there are functional postural practitioners who do the same and have a very high success rate, can't remember the specific method mentioned on another forum. One of the recent What Doctors Don't Tell magazines had an article on TMJ which was listing various treatment options. Worth reading.

Pinkie-pie2
Pinkie-pie2 in reply to samaja

Interesting about the posture. Thanks for that. I will have a chat with my yoga teacher about it. My posture is not great.

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