Yesterday I went into the city because I had an appointment with my surgeon. Remember the pain I was experiencing on my implant side as well as the other side of my head? I now have whats called TMJ syndrome. He also asked if I have trouble swallowing at night. Dr. A looked at my ear and asked if I had pain on the other side of my head too. The reason why I cannot sleep on my implant side is because of the TMJ. TMJ is flaring up. I have heard of TMJ years ago but I didn't know much about it until now.
Then Dr A. put his fingers in my mouth and it HURT! He saids that I have to go to the dentist and get a " Night Guard". This is something I am not going to want to do. The night guard will help with the pain. He also thinks that I grind my teeth. I honestly dont know if I do. To have some pain relief I have to take Advil every four hours.
I thought I was loosing my mind the last two months. My jaw has been hurting me as well. I didn't think anything of it because I have to many health issues. So its official I am not loosing my mind. Not yet at least.
He prescribed me some ear drops called Prednisolone because I told him my ears are so itchy. I also asked him about Genetic testing because I really want to find out why I was born hearing impaired. This is something I always wanted to do. I just didn't think that was possible.
My surgeon doesn't do genetic testing so he refereed me to someone I called today and the earliest appointment is August 15th. I'm looking forward to this because I want to know the " Real Story".
I hope everyone is having a good summer so far.
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