I have another symptom I would like to run past you. Its never ending it seems.
I have jaw pain. My left Temporomandibular (as the doctors call it) Hurts.
It hurts especially when i close my mouth and try to bite down, so that means it hurts when i chew as well. For a couple of days while having this pain it radiated through the roots of my teeth, top and bottom of the left side only. My ear always feels clogged,, and I had that feeling before and the doctor didn't see anything. And occasionally i'll get a sharp pain in my ear.
The scarry part is some times it feels like the muscle is swollen so much so that when i try to bite down my teeth don't align properly.
Chewing makes it feel better if i do it for hours at a time and it most definately helps with my sjogrens. But if i don't chew for a while it feels as though i can't bite down on that left side only.
I have tried googling arthitis in the jaw and didn't get much information. On site mentioned artritis in the jaw could be possible if one has it elsewhere in the body. That would be me.
But this is the first time i really thought about this. It came in went in the past. Now it seems to be here to stay.
i'm afraid to open my mouth, cuz if I try to close it, it may not close properly.
I hate the thought of bringing this up to my rheumy,, but this will be the second time he would have to check my left ear with added symptoms,, this year. Maybe i won't sound like a hypocondriac if a symptom reappears.
Has anyone had this problem??
Please say i'm not the only one