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ear pain and intermittent throat pain

Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) | Last Active: Mar 11, 2020 | Replies (18)

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@amandabanana80

The doctor suggested that it could be TMJ pain and prescribed me Naproxen to help with pain and inflammation. He also gave me a list of jaw exercises to do. So I've been doing that for almost a week and the ear pain is feeling a bit better, but it is still there. I'm going to wait another week and see how it feels then, but I might go back in and ask him about the Eagle's syndrome and see what he says.

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@amandabanana80– Good morning and welcome to Mayo Connect. I had a very bad case of TMJ in both jaws. I even went to a special PT lady for it. It takes much longer than a week for those exercises to help and work. They are like beginning weight training and expecting to see huge muscles the next day. The pain caused by TMJ is due to inflammation and that has to abate too. And it takes time to heal! I think that I am way too quick in judging if a medicine will work if I don't get instant relief. TMJ doesn't happen overnight and it takes a while for everything to heal. Some people keep these exercises up for years. Have you considered getting a night guard?

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