Wednesday, November 4, 2009
The temporomandibular joint connects the mandible to the skull, and the disorder and resultant dysfunction can result in significant pain and impairment. Because the joint is so close to your ear, ear pain is associated with the swelling and many times it feels like its an ear infection or ear pain. Another classic sign of TMJ disorder (TMJD) is a constant clicking or popping and an occasional locking of the jaw, and even possible in more extreme untreated cases it will lead to lock jaw.
There are many reason why people develop TMJD and mine is mainly due to clenching my teeth while I sleep, but other reason include:
- Trauma to the jaw
- Grinding Teeth
- Excessive gum chewing or nail biting
- Size of foods eaten
There are many courses of treatment that can be followed and because of the pain and the joint it will probably take a combination of your dentist and physician to develop a treatment plan that works for you.A dentist will generally fit you for a bite guard that will be used during sleeping hours to prevent someone from clenching and grinding their teeth as this is a leading cause to TMJD. A physician will generally prescribe pain killers and NSAIDs to reduce inflammation of the joint. My physician is also trying a therapy that involves an anti-anxiety medication to allow my jaw to relax while I sleep, this medication is taken at bed time as it generally will cause severe drowsiness which is a bonus for me as I have been having a hard time sleeping, again another problem that you may recall if you follow me on Twitter or know me personally.
I can say that after a week of being on this medication my pain in my jaw has subsided significantly to almost unnoticeable, and most of the medication that I have been prescribed is to be used on a need basis regime, other than the anti-inflammatory. My physician highly suggest that I continue using this on a daily basis as a form of preventative measures and to lessen the frequency of painful flareups.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
- @CdnGal_ps http://twitter.com/CdnGal_ps
- @deafrock http://twitter.com/deafrock
- @90_angel http://twitter.com/90_angel
- @Chattylisa69 http://twitter.com/Chattylisa69
- @anniemcs http://twitter.com/anniemcs
- @anz_rocks19 http://twitter.com/anz_rocks19
- @JohnnyVoiture http://twitter.com/JohnnyVoiture
- @CEEisME http://twitter.com/CEEisME
- @selwynD611 http://twitter.com/selwynD611
- @sarahbellafina http://twitter.com/sarahbellafina
And my bonus tweep that I believe that has the potential to being a great tweep to follow that I was introduced to today is: @NikkiG1st http://twitter.com/NikkiG1st
You can not go wrong with these tweeps at all and if you don't have an account then it is time for you to get one and start following these tweeps! You can sign up by following this link: http://twitter.com to sign up for an account.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Follow these people on twitter as they have brought great information, kept me entertained and enjoy life as much as I do!
- @niffirgelleinad - http://twitter.com/niffirgelleinad
- @Wattyz - http://twitter.com/Wattyz
- @Ceggs - http://twitter.com/Ceggs
- @Claire_Cordon - http://twitter.com/Claire_Cordon
- @nelsonmaud - http://twitter.com/nelsonmaud
- @DJPlaZma - http://twitter.com/DJPlaZma
- @davehilman - http://twitter.com/davehilman
- @molliemoon - http://twitter.com/molliemoon
- @Dumplin75 - http://twitter.com/Dumplin75
- @InMyBeatlesLife - http://twitter.com/InMyBeatlesLife
You can not go wrong with these ten tweeps, I love them, and I love conversing with them on a daily basis and I know you will to! If you are not on twitter then its time to sign up and follow these 10 people by going to http://www.twitter.com and setting up your account
This is my favorite time of the year as well so I have been just taking in the smell of the season. There is just something about fall that I really like, the smell of the season change and the colors that the cooler weather brings just a warm feeling! I also enjoy visiting apple orchards and taking in the harvest and fresh cider that they produce. The kids enjoy it as well because it gives them a chance to go on a hayride and have the joy of picking out their own pumpkin that will later be butchered into a jack-o-lantern for Halloween.
Fall also brings on the holiday season and its not the hustle and bustle that I enjoy, its the fact that the holiday's does bring the family together and there is nothing that I like more then bringing the family together to sit down and enjoy a huge Thanksgiving Day dinner. Its the rare occasion that no matter what is going on, the family seems to set everything aside and come together and be what the meaning of a family really is and really act like a family.
So although I don't really enjoy the colder weather that the fall brings in with winter at its door step, the season itself is really enjoyable with the colors, smells and feeling that the Fall brings and eventually the holiday's, but yes with the fall brings in the snow that all in Michigan; well I shouldn't say all, but some including myself really only enjoy during the first snow fall and then would rather see the snow gone for the remanding of the winter. So with this thought I leave you and encourage you to visit a local apple orchard and enjoy some fresh cider and bake goods that they produce.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I then noticed that Patrick Swayze was trending in the trending topic section and clicking on that lead me to a plethora of tweets retweeting this tweet from @aplusk who happens to be Ashton Kutcher on twitter. The tweet from @aplusk is here in this link http://twitter.com/aplusk/status/4048749026 and was posted 8 hours ago on twitter! This tweet is amazingly similar to the tweet that I posted on twitter and facebook on September 14th and is linked here http://twitter.com/Josh_Biggs/status/3993602831 although Ashton's joke is changed a bit from mine, it is still the same joke that I posted! I honestly could not believe what I was seeing, I was being copied and a tweet of mine was being made popular! The first thing that crossed my mind was "how rude" and I started my twitter campaign but now I find it completely flattering and all of the love and RT's about being copied and being given credit from all of my followers and tweeps that I don't follow is amazing! I am truly shocked and flattered! What an amazing experience today!
The people from Twitter are amazing! I am truly grateful for everyone that I follow and that follows me! I am amazed everyday about how genuine people are and how Twitter, a social networking site has changed my thoughts and views on life! An amazing experience and one that I am grateful everyday to experience. I am thanking everyone from my heart, everyone is amazing that I have meet on Twitter, I never knew how many nice people exist!