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Staceyann1989

More new symptoms...experience/advice?

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Staceyann1989

Hi all. Hope everyone is doing as okay as can be! I've had these new symptoms for about .. 2-3 months now.. they're driving me insane.. My jaw/teeth clenching together. I'm not knowingly doing it. Just happens. Starting to really hurt my jaw and teeth from the strain and pressure of it. Also my eyes have been automatically squeezing closed. Sort of a similar feeling to when cutting onions (minus the tears and stinging) but that urge to squeeze the eyes shut. Does anyone else experience these? Thank you!

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Stumbler

Hi @Staceyann1989 ,

 

Teeth clenching is called Bruxism. It might not be a direct symptom of MS, but MS can be indirectly responsible. More details here:-
 

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Read about teeth grinding (bruxism), which is the habit of grinding the teeth and clenching the jaw. It's usually stress-related.

 

The "eye-scrunching" may have a similar cause. There are some details below regarding a "Facial Tic", which may, or may not, be the problem. But, there is one common cause for both of these conditions, Bruxism and Tics, and that is anxiety/stress, which is something that can be caused by MS.

It might be worthwhile having a chat with your GP about these two issues.

More about Tics here :-

 

 

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Tics are unintentional, fast and repetitive muscle movements. Find out how long they last, when to get medical advice and how they can be treated.

 

 

Hope this helps.

 

:moonieman:


John aka Stumbler (as I do fall over!)

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Staceyann1989

@Stumbler Thanks so much for your reply and all the info. Really appreciate it 😊 

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