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Snorting Meth Makes My Jaw Start Hurting
Ive been addicted too smoking crystal meth for 3 years and everytime i smoke it my glamds swell in my neck and are sore?
Hey John: I am a pathologist and have autopsied a few meth addicts. It's worse than you have been told. They do claw the flesh off their bodies before they die. Man up, swallow your pride, and get treated. Somebody loves you and even if you do not value your own life, do it for them. ...Read more
I can make my ears pop voluntarily without moving. Its addicting like popping your knuckles. Will this damage my ears?
No: The ear tympanum can become weak from overuse and poor nutrition. Occasional dehydration can also permit as popping noise against the small bones behind the tympanum. Eat good quality oils and fats and stay well hydrated, especially when changing elevation. This should lessen the urge and loosen the knuckles a bit too. ...Read more
2 days my ears makes audible pop/clicks every time i breathe out or talk. It happens w/o moving my jaw and stops when i plug my nose?
Wear a nigthguard: If you can wear a nightguard during the day, and night it will prevent you from clenching your back teeth. This is usually due to stress. You can try some relaxation exercises, positioning your tongue in the roof of your mouth, and leaving a 2-3mm space between your top and bottom teeth. Feel free to send us an e-mail at [email protected] and we will be happy to provide more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get it Checked!: The answers here are very helpful. I would also advise that your dentist consider referral to a physical therapist with tmd management experience. They are excellent at regaining mobility and comfort of the jaw along any dental care provided . I recently had a patient come in with 2 months of closed lock , surprising MRI showed normal disc, and pt got him open in a week. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
I been addict to smoking meth for 3 years and everytime i smoke it my glands swell in my neck and get very sore?
Why do I constantly bite the tip of my tongue when I start to come down from adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
Offset : That's an offset symptom. Others are picking at cuticles, chewing inside of your cheek, irritability, hunger, headache, agitation, sleepiness. Usually this lasts less than an hour. Discuss your offset symptoms with your doctor, a longer acting from of amphetamine such as vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) may ameliorate these. ...Read more
Suffered kick on jaw 4 mths ago, recently keeps having cracking sounds, cannot open mouth w/o pain, jaw joints feels like it doesn't fit? What injury?
Jaw pain is killing me! i can't relax it hardly ever and keep grinding my teeth bad. How can I make my jaw relax?
Many causes: Someone may grind their teeth for a number of reasons. Often, the problem occurs because the muscles of the face and jaw are trying to get the teeth in a comfortable position. The muscles may be in spasm, you may have a tmj/tmd problem, stress, infection. Best to see a dentist asap. Often the cause is difficult to determine, so may have to treat the symptoms with a mouthpiece. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constantly upset/crying myself to sleep, no motivation, bad habit of chewing my cheeks/lips, sharp pains in my lungs/chest area.
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more
Reason for cracking noise near my left ear whenever i open my mouth, chew or yawn? It started way before but recently been hearing it stronger
TMJ joint issue: This popping is a joint (TMJ) issue where the disk in the joint become dislocated...same thing as in a popping knee or shoulder. If it is causing you issues I would see a TMJ specialist or an orthodontist with good TMJ experience. No worries Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. http://htap.us/28qexs ...Read more
When i smoke cigarettes i get the same effects that ritalin (methylphenidate) has on my brain. I feel calm and focused, thinking slowly.. I'm curious. Why?
Dopamine: It is probably an oversimplification to say that they both increase Dopamine and that is why it works. However, there is likely a strong relationship with changes in synaptic Dopamine levels and attention seen in the context of both nicotine exposure and methylphenidate administration. Research from duke supports this. Smoking may be bad for health although it increases attention. Stay safe! ...Read more
I've been using my tongue to make and pop bubbles on the floor of my mouth. I do it constantly without wanting to. It makes my throat hurt.wantto stop?
Why does my jaw painfully pop out of place when I open my mouth wider than usual I had 3 fillings on my lower left back teeth about 3-4 weeks ago?
TMD: Also known as tempero mandibular dysfunction is a condition in which a piece of cartilage between your lower jaw and the base of your skull slips out of position when you try to open. Get it evaluated quickly to see of conservative treatment can help it to resolve. A combination of compress application, physical therapy, exercises, and bite splints may be suggested. Don't delay! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I user my nebulizor my smokers cough turns into non stop coughing and feels like pepper is in my throat?
Cough and smoking: your "smoker's cough" maybe more than that. Several other issues such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulm disease( like chronic bronchitis) can have chronic coughs. When you use your nebulizer you are able to take deeper breaths which maybe triggering the spasm in your airway. FIRST STOP SMOKING!! and you should get a evaluation by your doctor including pulmonary function testing and xray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been subconsciously holding my breath/shallow breathing & clenching my jaw for months now, 24/7. Why?
ASAP: You need to seek the services of a physician asap. There is nothing more to be said on this forum. You need to be under the care of a physician so you can be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
I'm really annoyed over someones voice and I'm now shaking, rocking back and forward and biting my hand I can't calm down, why is this happening?
Panic attack.: Sounds like you may be having a panic attack. If you can't stop it on your own (through deep breathing, or removing yourself from the situation you're in, or having a friend talk you down), go to an emergency room. ...Read more
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