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tmj consistent symptoms ?

I'm not sure if all these things I'm experiencing are really related or not, but maybe some of you with experience can tell me...

Started off with irritated eyes (red all the time).
Throat swollen (but no real difficulty swallowing, just breathing difficult a bit).
Severe sinus pressure causing constant headache for a few days, but I did not have any problems breathing. I didn't feel "stuffed" up.
Noticed a bit of pain when I pressed onto my jaw muscles.
5th day of sinus pressure, it was suddenly gone. However, my jaw pain suddenly become more pronounced.

My jaw felt stiff and I tried opening my mouth to flex it out, but I heard a small crack, and then felt slight pain. After that crack, now my jaw makes this funny squishy fluid sound when I move my jaw side to side. I can feel an achey pain when I clench my teeth or when I open my jaw wide or move it in a weird way.

Throat swelling came down a bit. Sinus pressure subsided almost completely, but comes back a little bit once in a while. Eyes are still red. The prominent symptom I have now is the jaw thing.

Anyone else have these types of symptoms?
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replied January 7th, 2008
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Yes I have ----not sure if the throat was directly related but yes. you sound like you have muscular problems. I can find a good nmd for you. just let me know. put heat or ice on the jaw joint --it will help. if it hurts use some aleve or ibuprophen.
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replied January 7th, 2008
What is a "nmd"? Sorry... new to this kind of thing.

For your throat thing... did you also have a bit of hoarseness in your voice? Mild cough once in a while and a bit sore?
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replied January 7th, 2008
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Sorry--I slide so easily into abbreviations----A neuromuscular dentist(nmd) I did have a bit of hoarseness. I notice that i have congestion a lot as well.
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replied January 7th, 2008
Thanks for the info! However, I live in Canada, so I'm not sure if you can suggest any nmd's (abbreviations are fun!) near my home.

I'm glad all my symptoms have manifested and started to point to a more tangible cause. Before the sore jaw thing happened, I was lost as to what is causing all these weird symptoms.

I'm going to see both my doctor and dentist soon and I'll be sure that they check for any tmj disorders as a (very) possible cause.

Thanks again!
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replied January 8th, 2008
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Actually i can--Ive had good luck as far as australia:P
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replied January 8th, 2008
Okay sure.. let's give it a shot!
I'm going to see my regular dentist too.. see what he has to say as well.

What are your sources? Where do you look the doctors up from?
I live in Vancouver, BC Canada
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replied January 8th, 2008
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it depends--I cant post here so ill pm you.
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