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possible TMJ

Hi, I have been told I have Vestibular Migraine and Migraine limb syndrome.  I am a computer programmer so my posture is not fantastic and causes many issues.  Anyway nearly year and half ago started getting tingling in hands and feet and told it was anxiety.  Then would get really tight migraine type headeaches and my teeth would feel really sensitive.  At the time when they were quite bad had brain scan and showed nothing so put it down to my migraines.  Then by summer I started experiencing pain in my left ear and behind left eye and left side of head.  My arm would also have pain and sometimes my left leg.  Now all this time on I seem to experience this most of the time.  At present am just havin constant eye pain sometimes in both eyes, ear pain and jaw hurts and teech feel sensitive.  I get bouts where this may carry on for ages and then bouts when I feel better.  Nurofen often eases the pain but am beginning to wonder if now TMJ or something similar is causing all my issues.  Any help or advise etc would help.  I often feel am dying pain is so bad or will just have this for rest of life.  Fed up of going to my doctor as I think they think Im mad.  Does this sound like TMJI always have problems with my neck and head.  I did also have I was told a slipped disc in my neck at one point even though no xray was done  
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Your orofacial and dental symptoms may very well be associated with TMJs or masticatory muscle dysfunction. However, lower limb symptoms may be more related to spine or lower limb issues. Although it's reported that tmjs or craniocervical dysfunction may cause pelvis or lower limb problems, it's difficult to substantiate clinically.Multidisiplinary management is probably most beneficial to your well beings.You may need to see neurologist, tmj specialist, manual therapy practitioner, orthopedic surgeon,as well as podiatrist.
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Hello, thanks for your reply.  I actually went back to the doctor last week and she thinks it is def TMJ as everyday my teeth are so sensitive and have pains in my head etc.  Nurofen seems to control it.  The doc could hear and feel my jaw clicking on left side of face and have been told off for clenching my teeth.  Its interesing what you say about may be realtin to spine or lower limb issues as about a year and a half ago when I first started getting the left ear pain and they could not find anything wrong the doc mentioned I may have had a slipped disc in the neck on my left side.  I wonder sometimes if ALL is related.  Anyhow doctor has reffered me to a specialist in these matters such as TMJ etc to access me properly and establish I guess if it really is TMJ.  I think it is as even writing this I have migraine like pain in my eyes, sensitivity /pain like in teeth and just feel bit drained.  I was also recommended to see a cranial oesteopath (sorry dont know if spelt that right).  You have recommended seeing quite a few people.  Who should I really see first ? I have already seen neurologists who just said was migraine after brain scan etc, but at the time the teeth were not feeling as bad as this.  Should I go back or investigate the other avenues first? Do u suffer from TMJ ?
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