Hi, has anyone else developed depersonalization disorder around the same time as their T.M.J? Is this "normal" for T.M.J or something comorbid to it?
All of my "problems" kind of started around the same time, so I'm not sure which is related to which, if anyone has experienced anything similar please help.
T.M.J is still here, but hasn't gotten any worse; Depersonalization is the same. I don't know exactly which of mine came first (as stated previously in my initial post; they came somewhat simultaneously),but alongside them came a bevy of other problems as well so one can only hope they are all connected (otherwise I'm in an even worse place than I thought).
Thanks for the reply, I hope things improve with you.
Yes, I have both and they are definitely related in my opinion. Keeping myself as healthy as possible with exercise, good diet and some supplements such as bioflavanoids, vinpocetine, vitamin C and E, MSM and grapeseed extract have greatly helped but have not completely resolved my symptoms after 4 months. Hope it will all go away by summer, might be a lifelong uphill battle though...
It's been 4 yrs for me, plus more "problems" have developed since (though I too try to keep a fairly healthy lifestyle, e.g. daily exercise, plenty of veggies).
I've noticed it has been related to several bone-growth disorders and I have other bone-related problems, so I do wonder if it is related to an imbalance of bone-growth hormones and if said bone-growth abnormalities are thusly affecting other chemicals in the brain (causing the depersonalization amongst other things).
I'm studying neurology and have given it much thought.
I agree that DP and TMJ are related...I believe anxiety and/or trauma can play a role in both disorders, so that's where I see the connection.
Ericsp,I am curious about how you developed them both on the same day and if you, or anyone else in this thread, experienced anxiety or some physical/emotional trauma at the time they developed, or earlier.
It may be, but my T.M.J isn't overly debilitating and I have fairly high pain tolerance, so I'm not sure.
They say that psychosis (from the mildest forms to the more extreme) are all based on chemicals, so ,theoretically, the same chemicals that cause T.M.J could also be the cause of DP...
This seems like a rational explanation. I will let everyone know what happens with the DP when I start some kind of therapy for my TMJ. If it is the case that they are linked I'm sure it will be a gradual process before I am DP free.