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I have TMJ anyone have suggestion about this?

By August 5, 2011 - 8:31pm
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Hi, I have TMJ and I suffer with jaw pain which is a real horrible pain and I want to know are there any kinds of remedies you think are helpful? My doctor gave me prescription which helps but to have less prescription I'm wondering if there are any remedies for it?


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Hi, Thanks for the information. I think I will say this to my doctor and the remedies you mentioned sounds helpful and I will try them.


August 8, 2011 - 7:03pm
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Hi Melissa666,
Talking to your physician is essential since you are experiencing the side effects from the cyclobenzaprine. You could mention the natural remedies as I mentioned above but if injections will work better for the pain, you may want to mention possible anxiety medication prior to your injections since you have a fear of needles.

I am sure between the two, you both can come up with a solution. I hope this helps. Keep us posted.


August 7, 2011 - 7:59am

Hi, The prescription is called cyclobenzaprine 10mg and it makes me really drowsy and I get dizzy most of the time. He told me he can give me something by injection which he injects by my jaw to relieve the pain and since I'm scared of needles he gave me prescription which help but I don't know what to do. It's not like I'm taking the prescription for always I had to take it for a few days only. What do you think is best I tell my doctor for this?


August 6, 2011 - 3:33pm
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Hi Melissa6666,
What is the prescription that you are currently taking? Are you having any side effects from the treatment that you are currently taking as prescribed from your physician?

If you are thinking about stopping any medications prescribed by your treating physician, you should contact him/her first as we can offer you suggestions but you should always consult with your physician. For alternative medicines (vitamins), you should be looking for something dealing with joint pain as TMJ is considered pain in the jaw joints. Some suggestions are:

Plank recommends:

Chondroitin sulfate
Glucosamine sulfate
Vitamin D3
Green tea
More good options:

Stinging nettle
Vitamin E
Devil's claw

Again, always consult with your physician first. I hope this helps.


August 6, 2011 - 9:02am
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