10 Actions To Take When Your Migraines Become More Severe

10 Actions To Take When Your Migraines Become More Severe

I hope you don't understand this type of pain, but if you do, read on...

If you Googled this, you probably have a migraine right now. If you're desperate, the basics of what have worked for me over the years are below. If you're feeling okay and you want more details, you can scroll down to get those too!

Disclaimer: Consider going to a doctor immediately. An urgent care will do! I'm not a doctor or a nurse, just a fellow sufferer.

Warning About TMJ! If Your Jaw Clicks or Aches, Please Read This!

Warning About TMJ! If Your Jaw Clicks or Aches, Please Read This!

If you have TMJ, you need to get treatment now! It can get so much more serious than you've been told. Please see a doctor asap! For some weird reason, there's a mass public perception that TMJ is "not a serious problem". 

If You Google Search TMD or TMJ, you'll find a very handy downloadable pdf that explains a bit about TMD and how it works. The pdf says you can self-diagnose. That's true. Kind of. But it leaves out the fact that if you don't get the proper treatment quickly enough, you can suffer permanent damage.

This is usually backed up by well-meaning family and friends (who don't have it themselves and therefore don't know) but have heard it's no big deal. Often times, people say it will just go away on it's own. (And in some cases, it might.)

TMJ, TMJD and TMD from a Dentist's Point of View

TMJ, TMJD and TMD from a Dentist's Point of View

WHY is there so much mystery and confusion surrounding TMD? (aka TMJ) You'll find out in this interview with dentist Stephanie Yap. But let's start at the beginning.

More and more people are finding themselves in the dentist's chair with mysterious pain. They can no longer eat the same foods because chewing is becoming increasingly painful. They struggle with headaches and fatigue...everything seems to be suddenly different.

Their lives are changing or changed forever because of TMD. Tempromandibular Joint Disorder.

Whatever their level of diagnosis, when they get home and turn to the internet to search for information, they find it nearly IMPOSSIBLE to sort the fact from the fiction from the advertisements.

The 1 Moment I Knew I Had to Take My TMD Seriously (and 5 Things TMD Patients Should Know About Sign Language)

The 1 Moment I Knew I Had to Take My TMD Seriously (and 5 Things TMD Patients Should Know About Sign Language)

For TMD patients, preventing pain = love. And there's 1 HUGE way of preventing pain almost all TMD patients overlook. But to tell you that, first I have to tell you this. It's the story of how I made this discovery.

It was Christmas Day 2015. I was standing in the lobby of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside. I'd worked overtime and saved for months for this moment. It was my reward for making it through all my constant pain. I'd been working overtime as a professional performer and puppeteer for a few years. (In fact, my pain began right after I made a significant breakthrough in my career.) 

But I ignored it. Because I was afraid it would mean I would have to quit my newfound dream jobs. Because even though I was working around the clock, even with insurance, I still couldn't afford the out-of-pocket costs of doctors and specialists.  

2 Ways the Famous "Lemon Salt Drink" Represents the Struggle for TMD Patients (and EXACTLY what to do about it)

2 Ways the Famous "Lemon Salt Drink" Represents the Struggle for TMD Patients (and EXACTLY what to do about it)

The cycle of health trends is head-spinning even for the perfectly healthy. For chronic illness patients, the confusion can be even worse. Why? We're far more willing to try anything to relieve our symptoms. 

So, what do you do when the information you find is conflicting? What if you don't have time to devote your life to chasing down the truth behind every potential cure and symptom-reliever? Enter lemons and salt...