TMJ can be a long-lasting and thoroughly miserable condition. It often begins mildly, but it rarely stays that way.
When I read that some sufferers become so distressed by the condition that they fall into depression, I wasn’t even slightly surprised.
When I was first diagnosed, I did not realize how badly TMJ disrupts people’s lives. Over time, I found out.
You may already be aware that finding a remedy for your own TMJ misery is likely to be a difficult – and possibly frustrating – task.
If you’ve suffered TMJ for a while, then you are already on that road… and you truly wonder where – or, even, if – it ever ends.
And as I searched for answers, I discovered that not only was I not alone but that the outlook was often not a happy one.
Nerve and muscle pain relief. Splints, mouthguards, botox. Teeth filing, vagus nerve stimulation, surgery….
Hours of my time in specialists’ offices and thousands of my hard-earned dollars later… there was little to show but disappointment and lost hope.
I almost got used to the process of meeting a new specialist, discussing my symptoms, listening to him or her give their professional opinion…
…then me paying substantial sums of money, hoping and praying that this time it would be different. Only to realize in the end that… it wasn’t different.
Before eventually stumbling onto the remedy that cured my TMJ I had come to a major realization about the condition.
What I found deeply distressing was the way my face became distorted. People remarked that I physically looked different.
The TMJ was pulling on the muscles… Read more…