04 October 2012

Recent Health Issues and Stress

Recently I've had more health issues come about.

A few weeks ago I was told by my dentist I've got TMJ. I was given some medication, but now that I'm finished with the meds, my jaw hurts on BOTH sides when it was originally only one side.

My muscles and joints have been going haywire for a while now; diet changes have had absolutely no effect since I assumed it was a potential dietary thing. I've got an appointment with my doctor in a few days to discuss the possibility of arthritis, which does run early in my family. I'm hoping that I don't end up on more pills. I've already got a decent daily regimen thanks to allergies and other issues with my teeth.

I'm too young to be falling apart! I'm only 27 for cripes sake!

I just want to be healthy and stress free. Stress is the largest part of my TMJ. I grind my teeth at night. My boyfriend says it sounds like two balloons being rubbed together. The stress of school and my job don't help, and the only days I don't grind are my days off. Last night wasn't a very good one, and I did grind a lot, mainly because we are in the process of training a new hire (which went well tonight - she's the one) and then one of my top employees being out with a contagious virus.

I've got quite a few things that need to be finished before bed, though tonight I'm going to forgo my usual duties and just go to sleep. I've had such a stressful week otherwise I think I deserve one night where I just lay in bed and watch the History Channel until I fall asleep.

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