I’ve been around this site for a while now, working on my pelvic pain/IBS-C symptoms, learning a lot from people’s stories and experiences. I've been doing a lot of self examination and journaling and trying to get back to a normal life. Last Friday I had a heavy-duty crown preparation session at the dentist –lots and lots of drilling, and that evening and ever since I’ve had really horrible acute TMJ jaw pain on the side of the mouth that was worked on. The dentist has advised anti-inflammatories and I have also been using an ice pack with variable success - seems to depend on the day. I had much milder jaw issues on the other side of the mouth a few years ago when I had to have a crown put in but nothing like this level of pain The reason I’m writing though is really because in the past week I’ve noticed that my pelvic pain has been much less troublesome. Seems the brain can only cope with so much. Every cloud etc etc. And I do find it interesting that my original symptoms have faded so noticeably. I’m trying to manage my reactions to the jaw pain with mind-body principles, i.e. am trying to accept it and just give it time to settle. I have to admit though that it’s very frightening at times particularly when it disrupts my sleep. I have the final session at the dentist this coming Thursday to have the permanent crown fitted so I suspect it won’t be till after that that the jaw will have a chance to properly settle down. Any advice/experience anyone has of similar issues would be really welcome.