You know, I had TMJ issues a couple of years ago. My dentist gave me a brace to wear at night, because I was clenching my teeth, making it worse. Shortly after I was diagnosed with lupus last spring, I went to my dentist. He said the TMJ could very well be related to the lupus (he'd seen it before.) I've been in flare off and on for nearly 9 months now, but the TMJ hasn't been a problem. Are you on prednisone? I wonder if it helps TMJ?
"If you trust Google more than you trust your doctor than maybe it's time to switch doctors."