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Head Pressure And Tmj?

Hellooo-im hoping someone may be able to help me out.Im not really sure that I have tmj I had a massive infection in my wisdom tooth(thats out now) and it went into my jaw-ever since ive had this clicking jaw that really hurts after I eat.Just that sort of really sore muscular pain that fades after half an hour so long as I dnt eat anything again...

Ive also been having really bad head pressure that isnt actually pain-just a massive pressure in my head around my forehead that makes me sort of vague and tired...Would anyone know if tmj could be linked to this head pressure?

The reason I ask is that the head pressure always seems to come on after I eat.....

Please help me out if you can:)im going to a bunch of doctors that dont seem to have a clue and im hoping I can suggest some things to guide them...Ive had ct anbd mri and the head pressure is nothing really serious.But its def coming from somewhere/something!
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First Helper papraniku
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replied September 21st, 2005
Hi ambi... I think you have tmj... Maybe you should go to a dentist and findd out. I have been told I had tmj, but sometimes my jaw is ok, sometimes it is not! And just recently, I have been having a nagging head pressure- like you, tingling hands and feet, sometimes I feel they are cold, ear pressure and even the chills! It's driving me crazy...
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replied September 24th, 2006
Re: Head Pressure And Tmj?
Ambi, you aren't alone. I have pretty bad tmjd now caused by cracking my jaw and experience a tight head off and on. Mine is usually better in the morning, but as the day progresses gets worse. The forehead especially over each eye will seem to get really tight and this is just a result of your nerves being affected from the disc in your tmj being misaligned or whatever. I also get tired and I believe this is because of the body constantly battling the headaches and accompanying stress by shooting endorphins into your system... But I could be wrong. Anyway, i'll be going to a specialist soon to take care of it since I havent had any professional help yet. Another reason your head will get tight is stress and anxiety that comes with it all... So if you can control those, your symptoms won't be as extreme. Good luck with the whole thing. I believe it'll get better if you take the right steps.
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replied October 10th, 2009
How can I cure my TMJ!
Hello friends
I have the same feeling. I was diagnosed with TMJ 4 years ago. At that time the right side of my face was swollen. Now the swelling is gone, but cracking and head pressure are really causing me very bad feelings. Sometimes I feel voluntary movement of my head muscles during the night when I go to the bad. This is the worst thing that I feel now. I have done Brain CST, and the results were no bone abnormality and no tummor. When I move my head, a lot of cracking from my neck and head muscles is comming out and the moice sometimes can be heard by the people around me. During the cold weather, I feel that my head muscles are getting tight and my face is getting very cold. This makes a lot of contribution to the stiffeness of my head muscles. My social live is getting difficult. Can anyone help me, what should I do!!
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replied May 28th, 2012
Me too
I have the exact same issues that you all. I've been preparing myself for a tumor but that doesn't seem to be the case. I haven't had a scan but I would feel much better knowing its not fatal. I have had bad tooth infections and didn't get them removed and also major bad panic attacks. My pressure comes on hard with anxiety and annoying at night when I lay down it feels like all of the pressure goes to the side I lay my head on. I am always poking and prodding at the sinus area and my temples. Is anyone else having these extra symptoms?
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