I had been depressed for a long time due to the fact I have TMD and my jaw and smile are crooked, this has been a problem for as far back as I can remember as a child. If theres one thing we al know self image plays a large role in your confidence in all aspects of our lives. I had seriously thought of suicide from when I was 8 to about 23, sure the thought kinda pops up now again but I don't dwell on it.
See I have a great and out going personality but I cripple myself with my dwelling thoughts of my TMJ disorder but I will not let this win neither should any of you people. The problems we all have can be overcome with dedication to our selves and those that love us. If we appy our selves in the pursuit of happiness and seek out the proper help we can conquer these stumbling blocks and use this as an opportunity to strengthen our selves and help others in our situations to over come their personal trouble.
I have been suffering with TMJD for almost 9 years, ever since i had my braces removed when i was 15. After seeing numerous doctors, undergoing surgery and spending thousands on splint adjustments i have nothing to show for it. I have severe migraines and facial/tmj pain. My doctors now believe that i need to have my jaw orthognatic surgery (having my jaw broken and readjusted). Something i would really love to avoid. Within the past year or so I also have become very depressed and confused.