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A “Bruised” Jaw

I don’t know how else to describe it!  If you have Fibromyalgia one of the many other chronic conditions that make you at risk for TMJ or other jaw issues….you will appreciate this one!!!

Last week during my sleep I clamped down hard on my jaw (primarily the right side)…I am sure I was also grinding my teeth!  Anyway….I woke up with the right side of my face hurting……

Yes….I started using heat and ice…..was careful to NOT chew on the injured side!  I did give in and allow myself to take some Tylenol and Naproxen (both of which my insides take issue with)!!!  SO…I knew I could not take these medications for very long (take this to mean a few days!!!!).

Just as it started to improve…..I awoke myself in the early hours by biting down SO hard on my right side that I felt like I was lifted out of the bed!

I have dealt with the swollen and traumatized tissue…..knowing that this is not a “tooth” issue…but a jaw issue……

Finally today…the swelling is going down….and the sensitivity is going away…..I know it will take another week before I am “normal” again!  LOL  (After all….what IS normal???)

It is JUST amazing that those of us dealing with a chronic pain disorder can find ourselves experiencing even more pain and more symptoms that we ever dreamed possible!?!?!?!

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