I have severe pain in my jaws and cheekbones when I am exposed to cold wind or even damp cool wind. I've been told it may be TMJ. Has anyone else heard of these symptoms?
Hi there, missmiss -
I know this is a very old question, but I did want to give you an answer from someone here on our staff -- I'm not a healthcare professional, but just looking at your symptoms, you may in fact have TMJ or, as one of the community members who's responded said, trigeminal neuralgia (though that is a very rare condition). You have probably found the answer to the problem by now already, though! If so, perhaps you'd consider coming back and telling us what the diagnosis and treatment were for your symptoms? It might be really helpful to someone else in the community.
Here are some links that might be helpful in any case. Be well!
Diagnosis of TMJ Disorder
Using Tylenol Responsibly
Let’s Talk Pain Meds
I have exactly the same thing, severe pain in both sides of my jaw when exposed to cold wind. I believe it is due to TMJ, which is also linked to grinding of your teeth, clenching teeth together, biting your fingernails, basically anything repetitive that puts pressure on your teeth.
I would recommend going to see a dentist who has knowledge of TMJ, they will be able to tell you how severe it actually is. In my case I got a tooth guard to wear at night to prevent me grinding my teeth together, which has made my jaw more comfortable and less sensitive to cold.
I had the same problem and was eventually diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia.