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Tmj & Amitriptyline

Hiya all

suffering a really bad dose of what is said to be tmj ( ears 'hurt' like they have been scalded etc, face ache etc etc and ohhhhhhh the headaches I cant shift em).
Doctor has prescribed amitriptyline hydrochloride 10mg per day for it, anyone know about such a drug ?? Was told it was initially prescribed for depression but is now used for such things as tmj. ( is also having root canal trouble at the moment.......... Am going to reluctantly have the tooth out ... Had enough after 12 months or more with it.
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replied August 17th, 2006
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Hi jewel,
this drug is usually called elavil here. I have heard of it being used for tmj and most of the comments were positive I believe. I myself take prozac and am glad that I do.

I'm so sorry to hear that you are having problems with a root canal. I just had one about two months ago and it went well, thank god. I was on a muscle relaxant and nitrous gas while they worked on me as it was a molar and my mouth had to open up. It was the most relaxed appointment i've ever had. When they do any work on you, don't let them force your mouth open too far and give you lots of breaks. If you end up having to remove the tooth, are they going to put some sort of spacer or something there to keep the other teeth from shifting?

I hope everything works out well for you. Gotta go.
God bless...
Carol
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replied August 21st, 2006
Tmj & Amitriptyline
Hiya carol

yeah its even harder wen u have to rely on the government dental service , went to a private dentist yesterday that initially diagnosed root canal, he reckons its a mix of sinus/tmj not likely to be tmj ( the cause of the headaches im talkin bout). Would like the opinion of a private endodontist but just cant afford it. The amiltryptiline the doc reckons will give me a hangover for a few days eeeeeek. The private dentist refuses to remove the tooth he reckons he'd hate to do it n find it hasnt fixed the problem as its an important tooth ( front right side). Sighhhhhhhh I really dont know wat to do or where to go next. I have doubts bout the govt so called specialist ( cos I kicked up a stink to get to see him) oh well. Back to the codeine n ibuprofen
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replied September 13th, 2006
Tmj & Amitriptyline
Hiya,

had 2 treatments for root canal ( no anaesthetic, didnt feel anything except panic lol ). It seems to be okay so far ( fingers crossed). Also discovered a lot of my aches/pains is due to a severe vitamin b12 etc deficiency.
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