Teeth grinding while awake

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Ya she does it normally right about the time she goes to sleep.
But for the past 3 months or so I have been grinding my teeth while I'm awake as well. It's like all of a sudden I'll realize that I am grinding my teeth. I would love to know if this is a direct result of my TBI and if there are any medications to help, or how I could possibly change this. Does anyone know????
I know this sounds really odd but for the last few days I have been grinding my teeth when awake and asleep. Funny thing is when I am awake I don't even realise I am doing it until my jaw starts to ache. I'm now having to stop myself doing it, it's like my jaw has a mind of it's own. I know this is a very random question but just curious if it could be related. I am not stressed at the moment which I know can cause people to do this and I have been coming on leaps and bounds.
I do know that I have a problem with it while I am awake. I will catch my self grinding my teeth or biting down real hard. I do the with out knowing. Is there a reason for this. I have been on pain pills for the past three weeks because the pain has gooten so bad. Why? and what can I do. Thanks for any help. Robert Can you E-mail me if you know of any treatments in the Sacramento, Ca area......
Grinding of my teeth while awake(Painfull) posted by Robert Dellinger on October 14, 1998 at 21:39:03: After talking with a psycologist, I would think that this may have something to do with a hibitual process or plainly decribing it as a habit just like smoking. Sometimes the more you resist, the more it gets harder to prevent. Habits can be real easy to obtain and very hard to break. After awhile certain habits can create alot of pain and discomort and even get worse then that.
I am a 43 yo female who recently started having major problems with dizziness while driving. I recently started driving 2 hours to and from work. I am having a difficult time explaining the symptoms. I was driving home from work and began to feel like everything was moving too fast but I was sitting still. My vision became blurred and I began to be unable to focus. I feel like my car is not touching the road and I have no control.
(Temporomandibular joint disorder) This is very often caused by clenching or grinding our teeth, usually during sleep, but often while awake as well. (I am a very BAD teeth clencher!) Left undiagnosed and untreated, this can eventually lead to joint damage, sometimes very severe, but often the first clue is a sore, stiff jaw, especially in the morning, pain when we yawn or try to open our mouths wide. Sneezing could conceivably cause pain.
My teeth used to be nice and tight against each other, but now I find gaps forming, some pretty significant. I started to use a mouth guard for the grinding and have not noticed my teeth getting worse. I just miss the way they were. At any rate, the mouth guard is worn during the night and it is comfortable and a personal fit. Easy to do. I guess my nervous system fires up during my sleep and I have become a real grinder. I don't think there is any medication that MAKES one grind teeth.
All i know is that i actually do have had the really bad habit WHILE being AWAKE that i clench my jaw and grind my teeth a lot throughout the day.... And about the overbite question... YES, i have a really bad overbite actually lol I had braces a few years back... but i didnt wear my retainer when i was supposed to...
Honestly I just couldn't figure out what hypervigilance is?
I also suffer from migraine with aura, however they have almost completely resolved since cutting out caffeine from my diet (after the scare with the Wu-Long tea) Now, I seem to wake up with headaches occasionally and I think they may be related to the teeth grinding. Could the Bruxism be what caused my EEG to be abnormal? Is it possible to have isolated case of grand-mal seizure? Could the muscle twitching be related to lack of sleep (6 hrs per night?
The Otolaryngologist says you can't have fluid there - I'm mistaken. Maybe I'm just grinding my teeth and have TMJ. I'm 47 and this would be a new thing if true - not while I am awake. And why would it come on suddenly? Since the spring I also been treated with Aciphex for mild and acute esophagitis, gastritistis, and an antibiotic and fungicide for possible infection/fungus by a gastroentologist.
Headache can come from lack of oxygen, sleeping with your head for too long in positions it doesn't like or teeth clenching or grinding. If they think it is psychological related to dreams, perhaps they could recommend a psychiatrist to see if they can help you with that. They might send you for pulmonary function testing while you are awake & perhaps order an echocardiogram to see how your heart functions.
Alot ofTMJ patients seem to be A type personalities that do grind day and night and aren't even aware of it during the day time hours while awake. If you do the grinding during the day you for sure are doing it at night. DONT chew gum at all and stick to a soft diet during flare ups and learn to relax and stop grinding.
However, initially after the deep cleaning the pain was reduced for a couple of days. The dentist believes this is cause by night teeth grinding, but don't think so. The pain starts at night while I am still awake and becomes worse when I lay down. After rinsing with Listerine Antiseptic for the past two days it seems to reduce the pain somewhat. What would be recommended treatment for this pain?
these are the ones I can remember at the moment (horrible memory is definitely one lol) Left sided weakness with burning in arm and leg and hot pins and needles feeling, severe headache from back of head to left ear to left jaw, saying the wrong words, slurred speech and then other times a stutter, clenching my jaw even when awake, grinding my teeth while sleeping, sleep apnea, near fainting, severe dizziness, nausea, and weakness, fatigue, insomnia, heartburn, clumsiness, occasional incontinen
Getting a dental guard is a good idea. Your probably clenching your teeth in your sleep or even awake without realizing it.
when you have problems with your tmj, its the name of the joint, you can have incredible pain. if you are grinding your teeth and clenching you can chip and break your teeth as well. ibuprofen (only if you are ok to take it and not with a cocktail :) will help since it is an anti inflamatory. a nightguard if made from a dentist and fits well can help incredibly. however after time and nightly grinding it does need adjustments so that you keep it feeling comfortable.
A ‘tinny’, ‘metallic’ or ‘ammonia’, or unusual smell or taste Aerophagia (swallowing too much air, stomach distention, belching) Burning mouth, feeling like the inside of your mouth is burning, or tingling, or like pins and needles, or all of these together or at different times Burning tongue, feeling like your tongue is burning, or tingling, or like pins and needles, or all of these, or all of these together or at different times Choking Constant craving for sugar or sweets Constipatio
A dream I used to have over and over is my grinding my teeth so hard they fall out. I do grind my teeth at night, not as much as I used to. I suppose that's the reason for that dream. I read some Jungian analysis that this dream represents a fear of death but I don't think it's that complicated, I think it's just the teeth grinding. I STILL have a recurring dream about either missing an algebra exam and not being able to graduate (high school!
not sleep, teeth hurt from grinding. just remember how it made you feel stupid and guilty so you don't do it again. 66 days is awesome! in my thinking, what you did is not relapse. stay strong. peace.
Again, not something I could always do. I do it to people all the time. Ok, what else? I've been grinding my teeth a lot, chewing on my tongue without noticing (ew, I know) and talking to myself. I've been suffering Insomnia for about 6 months now and The Trazadone and Ambien are both both a /FAIL! Nothing works. My moods have become quite unpredictable these days. I was never known as the "depressed" type and do NOT live a depressing life in the least.
Anyway, the jogging got me back into the habit of talking with God while I run. We had a great old conversation that I very much enjoyed. Today our house gets inspected. Hummm, feeling a bit anxious about that. Having someone here for 4 hours looking at every little thing can produce some anxiety. Still I am thinking that if there were something majorly wrong with our house or something in it, I would know.
I thought I was going to be sore for three days but she really helped me. Made me realize I was grinding my teeth, and not just in my sleep. She made my neck feel 99% better. The neck was hurting bad. I hope you feel better soon. I'm at 14 days and I feel a little better. I'm worried about the clonodine though. I took some extra clonodine because I was having so much trouble early on and now I'm going to run out. I'm going to run out of ambien too! I've been having BP spikes.
Many times this weirdness occurs as im about to enter sleep but last nite it happened while i was wide awake!!!!! i felt a huge pressure on my chest i couldnt move even a finger. I felt terrified for absolutely no reason. I wasnt stressed or even tired. I believe its completely spiritual rather than biological, because its occurence is very varibale.
Both specialists are undecided as to close the hole. Neurologist says it's caused by teeth grinding as for the reason for the numbness. however I never had this problem until i gave myself the shot. the heart doctor finds it very suspicious. The nuerologist wanted me to ask the dentist. The dentist said he has never heard of face going numb and eye twitching caused by ginding of teeth.
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