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A 24-year-old female asked:

I have sle lupus and recently started taking50 mg tramadol as needed for pain. now i clenching my jaw and bite tongue at night. is that the cause?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Not likely.: You will not see this listed as a side-effect. It might be possible, but another cause is more liekly!
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endodontics 45 years experience
No: You just found out you have an autoimmune disease. This is a stressful time for you. This stress is manifested by clenching. Visit your dentist and discuss w/ them about a possible night guard. Once you start managing your disease, things will settle down and you will clench less.

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