So, I have been suffering with these terrible headaches for months now. They come and go, lasting about five to ten minutes each, and I get them five or six times a day. My research wasn't turning up anything, so I went through all kinds of horrible theories. I must have a brain tumor. Or, maybe it's bot fly larva IN MY HEAD! Finally, I came across an article saying I might have TMJ disorder, so I went to my dentist to figure things out.
After massaging my face for a few minutes, and making me open and close my jaw a couple times, he told me that my problem was not TMJ. There was nothing wrong with my jaw joints. I do not grind my teeth. There are no bugs in my head. And it's not a tumor.
I'm just stressed. And that's causing the muscles that close my jaw to clamp down really hard. So, apparently I'm so stressed I'm giving myself headaches because I keep clenching my teeth. Stress. Who knew?
In case you were wondering, I've been using a heating pad to relax my shoulders and face....and guess what? It's been working! I've gone from six headaches a day to maybe one or two. And some days, I don't have any! This is the best feeling ever ^_^