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audrey
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audrey

New Member, Female, from Glasgow, Scotland

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  • My Story

    Hi there,

    This is my first post though I have read many of yours over the last couple of years, thank you.

    Such a long time to wait and so silly I know but I get these lulls when I feel not too bad, but not any more.

    I was diagnosed with TMJ about 10 years ago (I'm 53) my jaw clicks often and I can only open it enough to put small amounts of food in..no pain, but I hate the clicking. It has been bad recently and not sure why. I grind my teeth, but don't use a bite plate any more as it made me worse. The maxillo doctors wanted to operate and I refused. I don't know anyone else who has this and once I told someone they laughed thinking it was funny, which it's not!

    Anyway, I have developed terrible pains in my shoulders, possibly from neck, I'm not sure. When it comes I can barely do domestic tasks as something like taking washing from the machine causes acute pain. This lasts from 2 days to a week when it comes. It can disappear for a couple of months and then like now I'm on my second attack in a month. Both times, there on waking. Doing some research I began to wonder if it was being caused by grinding my teeth, which my husband says I do terribly. Therefore, if there is a cause like that can the shoulder/neck pain be TMS?
    I have read the Sarno books but have this nagging doubt that if there is a cause, though not one I can control, it can't be.

    I've been so very low these last few days thinking that this is me now, stuck with a problem I can do nothing about.

    I have a wonderful family , been loved all my life but I am a terrible worrier. My parents were too though I only realised that a few years ago.

    Think I'll stop there as I'd rather hear from you than fill space with me. Really appreciate some advice.

    Thank you,

    Audrey x
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  • My Story

    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Occupation:
    Housewife
    Diagnoses:
    TMJ
    Hi there,

    This is my first post though I have read many of yours over the last couple of years, thank you.

    Such a long time to wait and so silly I know but I get these lulls when I feel not too bad, but not any more.

    I was diagnosed with TMJ about 10 years ago (I'm 53) my jaw clicks often and I can only open it enough to put small amounts of food in..no pain, but I hate the clicking. It has been bad recently and not sure why. I grind my teeth, but don't use a bite plate any more as it made me worse. The maxillo doctors wanted to operate and I refused. I don't know anyone else who has this and once I told someone they laughed thinking it was funny, which it's not!

    Anyway, I have developed terrible pains in my shoulders, possibly from neck, I'm not sure. When it comes I can barely do domestic tasks as something like taking washing from the machine causes acute pain. This lasts from 2 days to a week when it comes. It can disappear for a couple of months and then like now I'm on my second attack in a month. Both times, there on waking. Doing some research I began to wonder if it was being caused by grinding my teeth, which my husband says I do terribly. Therefore, if there is a cause like that can the shoulder/neck pain be TMS?
    I have read the Sarno books but have this nagging doubt that if there is a cause, though not one I can control, it can't be.

    I've been so very low these last few days thinking that this is me now, stuck with a problem I can do nothing about.

    I have a wonderful family , been loved all my life but I am a terrible worrier. My parents were too though I only realised that a few years ago.

    Think I'll stop there as I'd rather hear from you than fill space with me. Really appreciate some advice.

    Thank you,

    Audrey x