LymeNet Home LymeNet Home Page LymeNet Flash Discussion LymeNet Support Group Database LymeNet Literature Library LymeNet Legal Resources LymeNet Medical & Scientific Abstract Database LymeNet Newsletter Home Page LymeNet Recommended Books LymeNet Tick Pictures Search The LymeNet Site LymeNet Links LymeNet Frequently Asked Questions About The Lyme Disease Network LymeNet Menu

LymeNet on Facebook

LymeNet on Twitter




The Lyme Disease Network receives a commission from Amazon.com for each purchase originating from this site.

When purchasing from Amazon.com, please
click here first.

Thank you.

LymeNet Flash Discussion
Dedicated to the Bachmann Family

LymeNet needs your help:
LymeNet 2020 fund drive


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations.

LymeNet Flash Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» LymeNet Flash » Questions and Discussion » Medical Questions » Jaw pain and Ear issues

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Jaw pain and Ear issues
LBS
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 33323

Icon 1 posted      Profile for LBS     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Has anyone ever experienced this?

I am experiencing left ear popping/cracking sound with on/off jaw pain.

Started Saturday, no pain Sunday, pain on Monday, no pain Tuesday or Wednesday, pain on Thursday.

It is uncomfortable to chew. Not sure if it is inflammation jaw/partoid gland or ear issue.

I have appt. with ENT...but have a sneaky suspicion that I will depart with "everything looks fine."

I am currently on 2nd cycle of clindy/plaq and start 2nd cycle of biaxin/plaq tomorrow.

--------------------
Tick Bite: March 2011
ABX Treatment: August 2011
Diagnosed: September 2011

Posts: 137 | From God's Got This! | Registered: Aug 2011  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Jane2904
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 15917

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Jane2904     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
up
Posts: 1357 | From Massachusetts | Registered: Jun 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Tammy N.
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 26835

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Tammy N.     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I think this is part of the picture for a lot of us. Dr. K says this is a common place for the bugs to hide.

I would suggest learning more about cavitations (do a search here on Lymenet, there is a lot of info.)

For relief, you can try oil pulling. It has many health benefits, and you often feel immediate relief in the jaw. (oilpulling.com). It's been posted about here on Lymenet.

Check into a good bio dentist that can do ozone treatments/injections.

Also check out my post on Dr. K's recipe for sinus infections.

You have to be diligent about dealing with this situation. When the bugs take up residence here, it's tricky to get them out. I'm still working at it.

Posts: 2238 | From East Coast | Registered: Jul 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Keebler
Honored Contributor (25K+ posts)
Member # 12673

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Keebler     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
-
Don't force that pop or aggravate it.

I would hope you've had an image taken of your temporomandibular joint. If not, I'd first read the information on cavitations as one image may capture all the detail you need.

You may be low in magnesium. If the muscles are all tense, they can have tremendous pull, push and pressure on tendons and all kinds of things can go out of whack, so to speak.

Magnesium is the very best muscle relaxant. Fish oil will also help the body to not get so tense and support nerve function.

And/or you may need cranial-sacral therapy that might include working from the inside of the mouth, too.

You might find someone trained in the UPLEDGER style at their website. More body work links in the ear thread below.
----------------

As Tammy mentioned:

http://www.toxiccavitations.com/dr-klinghardts-treatment-of-lyme-disease/ &

http://www.toxiccavitations.com/category/cavitations-and-disease/

Toxic Cavitations

------------------

Jaw / TMJ issues are also discussed in this thread:

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=065801

Topic: TINNITUS: Ringing Between The Ears; Vestibular, Balance, Hearing with compiled links - including HYPERACUSIS
-

Posts: 48021 | From Tree House | Registered: Jul 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Keebler
Honored Contributor (25K+ posts)
Member # 12673

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Keebler     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
-
I hope you have found an ENT who is lyme literate. Your LLMD should be able to suggest one.

If not, just don't expect them to know all they need to know about YOUR body. However, there may still be some very valuable information you can gather from the appointment as not everything is lyme.

(But lyme seems to somehow complicate everything even if not lyme-related.)

ENTs can be fond of steroid shots. Not good with lyme. Ask details about any oral Rx, shot, lotion, etc. You have to ask specifically if there is any kind of steroid in whatever he/she may suggest.

No Steroids (unless a life-threatening situation - or one that threatens breathing, vision or hearing -- and then, only along with certain abx, if possible).
-

Posts: 48021 | From Tree House | Registered: Jul 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
wrotek
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 5354

Icon 1 posted      Profile for wrotek     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1307541432773000/
Posts: 630 | From Wroclaw, Poland | Registered: Mar 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
hadlyme
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 6364

Icon 1 posted      Profile for hadlyme     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
TMJ ....J stands for Joint. Lyme loves joints. Do a search in here and you'll find lots of info. Treat your jaw like a sprain. No heavy chewing. No sticky chewy things. Lips together teeth a part will relax the jaw. Sleep on your back, not side of face as it torqued your jaw.
I worked close to 35 yrs for a dentist plus I have TMJ issues. It will also give you pain in your ear like an ear infection. Plus stiff neck into shoulder.

It could be a herd of sorts if it came on suddenly. Or did you chew a lot of fun or bagels or tough steak. It takes weeks or more to settle down a flare in the joint.

(breaking up the paragraph for easier reading for many here)

[ 06-27-2020, 01:12 AM: Message edited by: Robin123 ]

--------------------
Lyme, Babs, Fry Bug..... Whatever it is, may a treatment be discovered to make us all whole again!

Posts: 937 | From AZ-MT | Registered: Oct 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Robin123
Moderator
Member # 9197

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Robin123     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I have TMJ and have thought I am just stuck with it. But recently, I went to an outstanding cranial therapist who worked inside my mouth and made it possible for me to open my mouth with greatly reduced jaw clicking. So that's an idea for anyone who wants to explore this treatment.

Btw, I see that Keebler above here also mentioned cranial work and contacting the Upledger folks.

I see this post was brought up from earlier, but this info is as relevant today for anyone needing to explore options.

Posts: 12930 | From San Francisco | Registered: May 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | LymeNet home page | Privacy Statement

© 1993-2020 The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Use of the LymeNet Site is subject to the Terms and Conditions.

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations. If you would like to support the Network and the LymeNet system of Web services, please send your donations to:

The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey
907 Pebble Creek Court, Pennington, NJ 08534 USA


| Flash Discussion | Support Groups | On-Line Library
Legal Resources | Medical Abstracts | Newsletter | Books
Pictures | Site Search | Links | Help/Questions
About LymeNet | Contact Us

© 1993-2020 The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Use of the LymeNet Site is subject to Terms and Conditions.