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My friends are understanding but, other than my mum and my boyfriend, I’ve always felt alone in my struggle. With mum, she and I could sit there and discuss all the pain and symptoms and side effects but I never wanted to go too far into detail when it came time to talk about the mental issues because I didn’t want her to feel bad or to worry. With my boyfriend, I can be completely honest and know that he’ll support me 200% but even then, some days I don’t want to tell him everything because I don’t want him to feel bad or worry or add more stress to him.
Since becoming more active on tumblr and realizing how many of us that there are out there, I’m feeling better about everything. It’s your fight and the way in which you approach it, both your strength and the admission of weaknesses, that make me feel like I can do it too. You all are rays of light shining through the darkness of my mind. And I love you all for it. <3
I always used to say that my body hated me but I never realized how true that was until the doctors pretty much started telling me the same thing… =/
my Jaw hurts so badly to open it and when i do, my ear hurts so badly!! Has anyone else had this problem?
It’s a common issue, unfortunately. The damage to the joints of my jaw is extensive to say the least. There are a number of things you can do to try and help decrease the pain but these are the two that I find most effective.
Soft foods. I know that it doesn’t sound any fun but it’ll make a difference. Cut down on hard, chewy, and crunchy food if not cut them out completely. These foods add additional stress to the joints. This one is a hard rule for me as I’m a compulsive ice cruncher but as soon as I start doing it, my jaw will start hurting so that helps me to stop some times.
Night guard/splint. Talk to your dentist about getting one or, a cheaper route, go to your local CVS/Riteaid/etc and pick one up there. Wear it every night. You can even wear it during the day if you want. Most people wear it to prevent damage and wear to the teeth from clenching them but I have to wear mine for the jaw issues. The night guard keeps me from closing my mouth all the way and clenching my teeth together so it takes stress off the joints.
Like I said, it’s a common problem so just remember, you aren’t alone in this! <3
Gahh, I hate feeling like this :/
I am not trying to be a whiny-pants, I swear. This just made me laugh so so so so so so hard.
That’s right, I’m a bad ass with an even badder immune system.
Submitted by: iwillbringhealthandhealing
I wish it was a joke. At least I’m not losing so much that it’s noticeable to most people…
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