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    Hi all,

    Just wondering if anyone else has experienced the jaw pain at the very back of the jaw. What is this from? Sjogrens? Fibromyalgia? I am not even talking because just the movement is painful.

    Any input would be appreciated. I hope everyone is having a good day.

    Thank you,

    Faith 8)

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    hugssss faith...

    I have jaw pain from time to time....the dentist says it's arthritis...the rhuemy says is an ear infection and I should see my family doctor about it....and the family doctor says it's arthritis and I should see the rhuemy about it......


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    Yes, Faith,

    I do have jaw pain...With fibromyalgia that is common. My Rheumy told me thatTMJ or (Temporomandibular joint) can be one of the side affects of Fibro. Has your jaw ever locked? I mean like you are not quite able to close it the same. I really notice mine when I have had my teeth cleaned. It takes a few hours-days before my teeth match the same.
    I have been diagnosed with Tmj and then Fibromyalgia, so I think that one can have it without fibromyalgia.
    For me my tmj is because of the muscles in the back of my neck. The tighter my neck is the worse my jaw is.
    Headaches and pain in the ears are very common because of this problem.

    I hope that was somewhat helpful,

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    Hi Faith,

    Yes!! I have jaw pain too!!

    Sometimes its really bad so that I can't open my mouth widely enough while eating . But generally its just a low grade dull ache. I find myself (when on my own) doing a sort of camel chewing jaw movement from side to side, intrespersed with a wild and wide sort of lions yawn. ( I live in South Africa ). I can't say it helps but it somehow feels as though I need to do this.

    I also have a tight neck and sore ears from time to time. Haven't even thought to mention these to my Doc. I'll put this on the list though!

    My diagnosis is SLE and Sjogrens but I'm not sure what the cause of the jaw condition is.

    All the best to you,
    Colleen

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    I have the same pain too. I just assumed it was arthritis, as most my pain is. I never mentioned it to doc either, so many different problem areas. I'll have to right that down too, if I haven't already. Hope your pain, and everyone elses, eases up and goes away.
    Cheryl

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    Thanks ladies for all the feedback; at least I am not alone not that I want anyone else to be in pain mind you.

    Sitsc,
    Read up this weekend and found out it's directly related to Fibromyalgia. Remember our chat?? Have you seen the new rhuemy yet? Add that symptom to the list. I hope and pray you get in soon.

    Karen,
    Ironic that you mention the dentist. This last episode was after the dentist visit for a teeth cleaning. Previously, I have had my jaw lock up, and it's (Ouch) painful and not my idea of fun in the sun. Okay, it's getting late and I am rhyming. lol. No, I haven't had a teaspoon of wine either. I have had pain in the ears. That was very helpful. Thank you!! I hope you are feeling better. My jaw, joint and Fibro is really nothing compared to what you are dealing with. Praying.

    ColleenT & Cheryl_V,

    Wow, I didn't think there would be such a big response, and then to read in Dr. Wallace's FIbro book it is directly related to Fibromyalgia. Honestly, I would have never guessed.

    Okay, next time I am trying the camel chewing movements along with the wild and wide lions yawn. Anything to help make it go away. Thank youfor your feedback and hoping everyone elses pain eases up too.

    Take care all,

    Faith

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    hi Faith,

    I dont see my rhuemy untill May. Plus it's the old rhuemy that appointment is with.

    Family doc wanted me to keep that appointment as it could take away for another rhuemy accept me as a patient. I dont hold out much hope for the old rhuemy.

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    Yup - I have had TMJ problems off and on for years. I never had my mouth literally lock up though....ouch! My sympathies. I have a mouth guard I used to wear at night to prevent me from clenching my teeth (which aggravated it.) I hadn't heard anything about lupus or FM or Sjogrens when that problem started, but assume it's all part of the puzzle. Funny how many similar symptoms we all have, even though we're all "blessed" with a slightly different variety of diseases. Misery loves company, huh?

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    Yeah, I have jaw pain, cracking, popping. My Dr. gave me this mouthpiece thing to use when I sleep. I don't know if it's really helping though. I've only had it for a few weeks, so I need to give it time. The worst thing for me is sometimes I'll wake up, and I can hardly move my jaw, until I force it and it makes a loud pop. It's painful.

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    OUCHERS Rob,

    Do you have a follow up appointment with your dentist?
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