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Hi everyone! I was wondering if anyone gets a tight throat and neck muscles with your tmj? I have been having a very bad day and need some reassurance- I am a very bad hypochodriac and assume that everything is cancer. I feel like I have been crying all day but I haven't- does anyone else get this feeling?
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replied December 8th, 2006
I also experience a tight throat and often have trouble swallowing food and liquid. You are not alone!!!!

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replied February 28th, 2012
TMJ and throat tightness
I have had these symtems for a few days. Does it ever end? My dentist thinks its just TMJ and will clear up after an oral splint is made and in my mouth for awhile.
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replied March 31st, 2012
I know how you feel I am the same way and hoping my splint will help relieve all these symptoms. I know how you feel believe me....
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replied March 31st, 2012
Me to and it just a scary feeling when it first happened I didn't know what was wrong and ended up in the ER and need help in how to cope with it when it flares up any ideas. I was diagnosed with TMJ a few months back and am currently wearing a repositioning appliance to realign my jaw and hopefully soon as I heal this feeling and all the other crazy symptoms will leave but this is the worse... Glad I am not alone....
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replied August 14th, 2008
TMJ
Yes, I'm in agony with my TMJ. Tight throat, trouble swallowing, sore stomach, sore cheeks! At least I now know what's causing it...
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replied August 14th, 2008
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oh yeah--quite common
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replied March 31st, 2012
And it is just a pain I can deal with the ear pain headaches but the tight throat feeling ughhh and when I get upset it only gets worse... HELP !!!!!
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replied August 14th, 2008
Cracking jawbone
Is my cracking jawbone TMJ or side effects of taking Boniva for my bone density?
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replied August 14th, 2008
tmj
Cracking jaw is probably TMJ not sure about the medication you are on. Make an appointment with your dentist and they will be able to find out. Make sure you go to a well respected dentist, the first dentist I went to completely missed it and also missed a lot of other issues with my teeth...
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replied August 14th, 2008
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no its not a side effect of boniva---that is more than like ly tmd--make an appt with a jaw specialist-i can help you with that if you want help
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replied September 1st, 2008
Overactive saliva glands?
I posted here awhile back, my symptoms seemed to be under control for quite awhile. The last two days I have not slept, eaten and am basically in panic mode at the moment. I went out to eat last night and barely started into my meal when i started choking on my saliva. My neck muscles are still really tight and my jaw is killing me. Th thing that worries me is this saliva and mucous just pooling in my throat making me feel lik I am going to stop breathing at any moment. Does anyone else have this problem? I don't know if it might be sinuses, acid reflux or just my TMJ. Help! Please!
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replied September 2nd, 2008
tmj-throat problems
I haven't actually been diagnosed with tmj by a doctor but i'm pretty sure thats whats going on, my dentist told me to get a mouth gaurd because i've been grinding my teeth alot at night=/ and i have all the syptoms of tmj to a 't' but anyway the throat issue has been my bigest problem, for about a month now on and off my throat will feel really tight of like its closing. some days not at all, and other days its alot worse, sometimes its like someones pressing on that part in between the collar bone. its fabulous, but ya i can relate to your description of the saliva, i sometimes feel like i cant swallow spit as well as food and it just causes me to panic haha, even though i know ill probably be just fine. i wish there was just a way to lessen the syptoms or something?
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replied September 27th, 2008
Ok here is my situation............
I was locked up in the pen for 2 years........ It was very stressful... I started having very bad acid reflux, and at times would wake up with bile in my lungs ... be it a small amount but hey that really sucks.... so i got put on rantidine, which if I took alot of this medication it helped...at the same time i felt like I got hit in the throat by a Mac truck.... It hurt really bad... then the next day it went away.... those people in there don't tell you crap so I was truely freaking out... my ears started having alot of built up pressure around them like i needed to pop them in an airplane... so it became an unsitefull habit me loudly poping first one side of my jaw then the other..... the pain in my throat subsided to pressure..... like kinda after or during a gd cry that you held back on for a long time.... well that all lasted about 6 months.... I really thought I was gonna die before I got out of the pen... But I'm still here.... Here is the current situation... MEDITATION, CONTROLED BREATHING, and PRAYER (oh hell did I say that in america?, I hope this server is located somewhere else....) lol but anyways... Now 1 year later..... I do the above when I can.... I remember it could be worse and I try to let things roll off my back.... try not to stress, and take my previcid, I still pop my JAW sometimes little pops sometimes big ones sometimes cracking, sometines grinding, my lower teeth are really small (from grinding them at night I assume), but I'm still alive, I've had a soft tissue x-ray to no avail, Ive had bloodwork, Now this is kinda a worry I had the Herpies seplex virus exposure 9 years ago but never had an outbreak... and recently a doctor friend said TMJ and the throat pain might be caused bya herpies reaction in my throat and also which could cause nerve damage causing the "feeling" that I need to pop my jaw when there is really no need to do it and all I'm really doing is slowly degenerating my cartalige and bone in my jaw, so I need to control it... But I've never had an outbreak and haven't had sex in 6 years... (which may be a major cause for stress,,.........but I don't know cause well I do the long term relationship thing and well when they don't work and sometimes when they do thats a hell of alot of stress in itself.... pluss I've found I can be selfreliant...lol) but anyways that freaked me out a little... so now untill I can get alot of money or good insurance, I'm gonna live or I'm gonna die... oh well.... I'm still alive right now and I'm not planning on giving up anytime soon!... At this point a year later I still have a slight ongoing pressure in my throat....(and try to ignore it)..... I still pop and crack my jaw, and my ears....(although I try not to)..... and if I don't take my previcid I still have bile in my throat when I sleep...... But I don't think andy longer it's gonna kill me, or any of ya'll..... we are in a very bad world, where bad stuff happens.... and it effects us in different ways... but see we are the ones smart enough to recognize theses things, and it in turn effects us, I'm sure each of us had had some kind of tramatic experience that has triggered these things to slowly begin tearing at us... and sometimes we can't even placeit on a single thing, sometimes it can't be resolved... but it comes down to stress.... the best advise is to take a breath....I hope you can smile... I hope you can live.... tomarrow is a new day... and it might not bethat bad! *smiles* May god be with you....
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replied November 18th, 2008
relief
I saw that someone else posted that they got relief from this tight throat symptom by taking magnesium. Today I took a Calcium (1000mg)/Magnesium (500mg) supplument and another 4 hours later and finally got rid of that feeling I'm being choked! So glad I tried it thanks!!!
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replied November 18th, 2008
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yes magnesium is a natural muscle relaxer---you should all try it. calcium is good just for overall bone health--we should be taking suplements like this. it does help
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replied January 15th, 2009
TMJ and the throat
I have TMJ and along with neck and ear pain and tightness in my throat. I also get what fel like a very dry irritated throat. It's not sore, but more like the sensation when you first wake up in the morning and your throat is dry...

I have been under extreme sress which is when my TMJ flares up... and this throat thing came right along with it. Does anyone else experience this?
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replied April 16th, 2009
Logan
yes, im so scared , people keep telling me its anxiety, but im not feel anxious or anything and my throat feels very tight and i just start panicing and having anxiety attacks cause i dont know whats goin on
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replied February 11th, 2012
TMJ and throat pain
I know for a fact that's it's not anxiety. My throat is very painful, ENT looked down my throat and saw that my vocal chords were very swollen, I don't have any cold sx or anything. I can't sleep at night b/c of the pain. One night, I sat up in a chair all night b/c I couldn't lie down, stuff like this is not in your head. People need to stop it with that; I say this, IF YOU DON'T HAVE IT, YOU DON'T GET IT".
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replied September 30th, 2009
i get this too, its scary it feels so tight and i feel like i cant swallow or breathe, wat is this?
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replied May 14th, 2010
Sore Throat
I always feel tightness in my throat. I also always feel like I have a dry sore throat. Occasionally, I'll go to the doc cause I think I'm sick with strep or something and nothing ever shows up. Does anyone else get the sore throat?
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replied May 19th, 2010
TMJ
Hi Pixie
I have the same symptoms as yourself, also clicking and painful jaw, stiff neck, loss of hearing and numbness in cheekbone. I have been seeing a Bowen therapist for 3 months now, some days I feel better, then others I feel worse than when I started seeing her. I have sent for a book on managing tmj, hope this will give me exercises to do and more advise. Have you been diagnosed as tmj?
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replied May 19th, 2010
Hi Janwha,

I have been diagnosed with severe TMJ. I have almost all of the symptoms except for lockjaw so far. I haven't heard really of anyone else having the sore/tight throat so I wanted to see if it was normal or if I might have something else.
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replied May 31st, 2010
Wrote a long long message to this but not going to re-type it all agin as I believe I lost it all when it reasked me to login again, dho. Anyhow thx for the magnesium/calcium info as I suffer from the neck tightness and throat obstuction feeling.
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replied June 6th, 2010
Here are some of the symptoms I suffer from due to tmj.
25 years of it.

1.Neck tension and disc slippage. (causing other probs)
2.Tinnitus, fullness in ears, popping.
3.Grinding cracking in jaw.
4 dizziness, vertigo, pain in face, sinuses etc. heavy head.
5 probably the worst of all anxiety panic attacks, heart palpitations, bloated tight stomach, most likely a hiatial hernia due to TMJ disorder.( eating celery sticks will help with the stomach problems)
6.stiffness and tightness in face and throat, feels like I am gagging and choking. (drink a glass of water if it gets real bad will open up the air ways. because with tmj it pushes the jaw forward which closes the throat.
7. upper, middle, low back pain.

I have this and no doctor knew what it was for 15 years, i thought i was dying everyday, finally a dentist discovered it, and put me on splints during the day and at night to stop me grinding teeth. Helped alot, but did not cure it. Had to move and no TMJ doc near, went three years without splints, and felt ok, then one day, BOOM! neck slipped out and TMJ went full blown, massive panic attacks and everything else that goes with it, been three months now just trying to get it back under control. Tmj disorder treatment is a lifestyle not a on and off thing, it will bite you again, if you let your guard down for to long.
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