Sorry if there's already a post like this, couldn't find one.
Basically my jaw has been stuck since May last year. I can only open it halfway, and it's painful when chewing, yawning etc.
A couple of times before this happened, my jaw locked but it only lasted for a maximum of 24 hours.
My GP gave me the muscle relaxant Diazepam to try for a week, but this made no difference.
My dentist gave me a gumshield to wear at night incase tooth grinding was the problem. I've wore it every night but it hasn't helped.
She then referred me to hospital to see someone, but all I was told was 'It will sort itself out'. She said it was a lifetime of factors building up, like biting my lip and resting my chin on my hand.
I then went back to see someone else as I was due to see them about getting a tooth out anyway. This guy believes its related to my hms but didn't say much else about it. I then had to suffer excrutiating pain while he pulled a tooth out of my half open mouth, but although it really hurt my jaw at the time, it hasn't made it any worse.
Anyways.....I was wondering if anyone else has suffered this and how did you fix it?! I've tried hot water bottles, massage, muscle relaxants, TENS machine, gumshield, memory foam pillow, eating soft foods...but nothing has worked
Sorry for rambling on but I'm desperate, so any suggestions will be appreciated!
Leoni xmodnote: merged with TMJ Dysfunction. See also here