Side Effect or Stress?

The past two days, I have had a tense jaw and my tongue has been tense almost like flexed? It’s not swollen and I can swallow, but man does it hurt. I’m not sure if this is a side effect or if I am just stressed? Anyone else ever have this problem?

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9 thoughts on “Side Effect or Stress?”

      1. You grind your teeth at night? My wife had something similar until her got fitted for a mouth guard by her dentist.

      2. I’m not sure if I do or not. It is a possibility. I ended up taking an Ativan last night, and today my jaw is a lot better and tongue is relaxed. I think I’m just too stressed out with my dad being in the hospital.

    1. I ended up taking an Ativan last night, and that seemed to relieve the problem. Today I am much better. I am going to mention it to my doctors though when I see them. Just in case.

  1. Yes, yes, yes! Definitely a side effect that is made worse by stress. I clench my jaw even when I’m sleeping. It gets so sore I rub deep heat (lol) into the jaw muscle and take anti-inflammatories regularly. My bottom back molar also gets sore. It’s not a cavity, its from the pressure of my clenching. I also suck my cheeks in, causing me to unintentionally bite down on the sides of my tongue. As a result, the left side of my tongue has constant ulcers. I use a teething gel to soothe it when I eat and constantly rinse my mouth with salt water. Side effects are the pits. I’d see your doc to make him aware. Maybe there is solution you could share with me 😉

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