Just a couple of months ago, my mother (whom I have not had a good relationship with over the years) had surgery and was in the hospital for a week. I am basically the ONLY person in a city in which she has lived in for 34 years that she knows who has car. My obligation as daughter was suddenly kicked into high gear. I went five times (60 miles round trip) to visit her during that time and although I was stressed, I wasn't in a tremendous amount of pain. The night I picked her up from the hospital, I had a twinge of pain in a tooth which resulted in a root canal a few weeks later. Also, beginning the next day, I had 9 days of one of the most intense, constant headaches that I can remember. So...a week or so after that root canal, another tooth on the other side started bothering me again, as it has off and on over the years...along with my two front teeth. UGH! We went on our cruise and the pain bugged me intermittently. Then a few days into our trip, I got sick with a stomach bug that lasted several days and ruined my fun. Last Thursday, the pain in the one molar took a turn for the worst landing me in the chair for another root canal on Friday. Guess what?! The two front teeth are still bothering me!!! Two different dentists have checked them...no cavities, no fillings, no explanation for the pain. My theory...TMS trying to distract me from working Dr. Schubiner's book because as I started my writing at the end of last month, the tears started flowing. It was mostly when I would have to dry tears and blow my nose that I would be reminded of this weirdness in my front teeth. I have about had it with this TMS stuff trying to destroy my life! I'm telling myself that I don't care if my teeth hurt. There is nothing wrong with them. For me, going on vacation causes a lot of stress and anxiety simply getting there, especially since I am such a homebody and have four fur babies, so I am feeling backlash pain from a vacation. Crazy! I talked a little bit about this dental stuff during a Live Chat a few weeks ago and a few people said they had TMS manifest as dental pain. This is the worst, though! My whole body hurts, bad headache, and dental issues to boot!! I am trying so hard to not worry about this, but TMS is really trying to get the best of me... Thanks for reading.